Total Time: 20 minutes
Hands-on Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 1 serving
A dash of hot sauce can be the “missing link” that transforms ordinary food into something attention-getting.
- Add salt to canning jar, along with just enough water to dissolve it with vigorous shaking.
- Add chilies and optional garlic to the jar, packing tightly.
- Add water to an inch below mouth of jar.
- Close lid and leave at room temperature.
- Every few days, open lid just enough to break the seal, then close again. A dash of hot sauce can be the “missing link” that transforms ordinary food into something attention-getting.
- At some point, you will start to hear gases escaping when you open lid. Two weeks after you notice this, blend contents of jar in a blender for 30 seconds until no large chunks remain.
- If you prefer a smoother hot sauce, strain sauce and discard solids.
- Add lime juice to your sauce if you’d like to add some tanginess.
- Hot sauce is ready. Store on counter or in refrigerator.
Note: Food prep gloves will protect skin from the mixes spicy heat. This recipe also works well with other dried chili peppers.