I have a love hate relationship with my grocery store. I love it because I have no car and the store is literally across the street from me. I hate it because often I cannot find sometimes basic items and the produce sucks. What I hate most about the produce is that you often have to buy a package. Hence I got stuck with a lot of jalapenos. Love them, just don’t use them that much.
I found a great jalapeno preserve recipe which I submitted as my November entry of the IIP Salt theme. But I still had about 6 jalapenos left. What to do, google of course. I fell on a site dedicated to jalapenos and settled on a homemade Hot Sauce. I really enjoy trying out recipes where you make a basic ingredient that you normally use in cooking. You have to try this, the taste is so much more fresh and potent than the store bought stuff!
- 6 jalapeno peppers, sliced
- 1 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/3 cup white onion, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup water
- 1/3 cup distilled white vinegar
- In a medium sauce, combine oil, jalapeno peppers, garlic, onion and salt.
- Cook 4 minutes over high heat.
- Add water and cook 20 minutes, stirring often.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
- Transfer to a food processor and puree until smooth.
- Slowly add in vinegar while processing.
- Pour into a sterilized jar with a tight lid.
Makes 1 cup and lasts up to 3 months refrigerated.
NOTE: Be sure to make this recipe in a well ventilated room. The fumes can be quite strong. Enjoy!
Now have you heard of YBR yet? No? Well it is a great round-up idea that Spicie Foodie came up with. Every month participants submit what ever recipe on the blog they liked the best for that current month. It’s a nice way to find the best of the best! Check out November’s YBR now and see which recipe of mine I chose.
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I love this recipe! I think I’ll try this this weekend!
Aw, this was a really quality post nike dunks . In theory I’d like to write like this too – taking time and real effort to make a good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and never seem to get anything done.
This is a great idea! I don’t have to buy my jalapenos in a package, but I always get way more than I need. Maybe I should make this before my windows freeze shut!
I do have a few friends that will appreciate this versatile recipe…however, hot sauce is no friend for my sensitive tummy…sigh.
Great efforts on your part Evelyne ;o)
Ciao for now,
I am not a big hot sauce fan but Mike is. I sure must make this for him and let you know! Thanks for sharing Evelyne.. How is the new kitchen making out?
You’ve definitely got my attention: I always end up with too many jalapenos. I tried pickling them, but found I didn’t really enjoy them… I do love heat, though, so I’m definitely trying this.
I love recipes like this. I have a recipe for homemade Worcestershire sauce that I know is silly to make because Lea and Perrins is just fine, but I love making pantry staple recipes. And I loooove hot sauce.
You can replace with any hot pepper…just make sure the quantity is the approx equivalent to the jalapenos 😉
I don;t have access to jalapenos. I can replace with red chillies?
So creative! I am hot-sauce obsessed, so I think I need to give this a try!
Your salsa looks delicious and yes homemade is so much better. I would love to try your recipe but I can never find fresh jalapenos here, sadly. Thanks for the YBR mention:)
I can sooo see myself putting this on just about everything!…well…maybe not cake. I’ve gotta make this one!
WOW, homemade hot sauce…will sure have to try this sauce as we like hot sauces 🙂