Easy Hot Sauce Recipe

Hot sauce is one of the most popular condiments in the whole world, and it has become a staple in restaurants. However, because they’re so fiery and versatile, everyone wants to know how to make hot sauces at home. Surprisingly, it’s pretty easy and cost-effective to do so.
Homemade Hot Sauce by African Dream Foods

Easy Homemade Hot Sauce Recipe from African Dream Foods

African Dream Foods
Hot sauce is one of the most popular condiments in the world, a staple in most households. Want to know how to make hot sauce at home? Surprisingly, it’s pretty easy, and cost-effective as well!
Course BBQ Sauce

Equipment

  • Thick rubber gloves
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Saucepan
  • Food processor/blender
  • Strainer
  • Glass bottles, or containers

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb Fresh green jalapeños (or your choice of chili peppers)
  • 1/2 - 1 Cup Vinegar or citrus juice
  • Choice vegetables and fruits (optional)
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp Seasonings and salt
  • Fresh garlic (To taste)
  • Water (Optional with fresh pepper, necessary with dried)

Instructions
 

  • First things first, you need to wash the peppers if they’re fresh.
  • Use the paring knife to remove all the excess membrane, then use the chef’s knife to chop off the peppers. Some people like to deseed the peppers in this step.
  • Add the chopped-up jalapeños, vinegar, fresh garlic, salt, and water to a saucepan.
  • Leave the ingredients to simmer for 10 to 20 minutes on medium heat so that they soften and become easier to blend later. The heat is also necessary for the flavors to blend beautifully.
  • Check the consistency of the ingredients from time to time and add water if the ingredients become thicker than anticipated, which is common.
  • Take the ingredients off the heat and let them cool down before you process them.
  • Once they’re cool enough, add them to your food processor and blend them to the desired consistency. Some people blend their hot sauces until they become creamy, while others prefer to feel the chunky bits. This is where you experiment according to your personal taste.
  • Once you’ve reached the desired consistency, strain out the pulp with the strainer and pour the mix into a glass bottle or jar for storage if you want to keep it in the fridge. You can also serve it right away with your food. Enjoy!
Keyword condiment, dipping sauce, hot sauce

As you can see, nothing is stopping you from making your own hot sauces at home! There are basic ingredients that most people use, and you can use your imagination to put your own unique twist on it, making it your own.

You can serve the pepper sauce right away or even age it for a more complex taste, more health benefits, and longer shelf life. There are plenty of recipes from cultures around the world to take inspiration from. From Mexico to Egypt, you can bring a piece of any type of cuisine you love into your kitchen and home.