My grandpa’s Hot Pepper Sauce is a hot sauce recipe that goes with everything. Everything! Extremely flavorful sauce bursting with hot pepper flavor, and super spicy so proceed at your own risk 🙂 Whipped up in a food processor so no cooking required! Best Homemade Hot Sauce ever!
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I know there are plenty of hot sauces at your grocery stores, and I’ve tried a bunch of them. However, they often times have an off taste of something. It could be vinegar, garlic, a certain spice, a type of familycuisine.netthing.
And for that I always have a jar of this sauce. It’s my go to hot sauce recipe. Chunky, flavorful and ready in minutes!
HOT PEPPER SAUCE
First of all, any pepper here would work but I chose those spicy red thai chillies so I should probably call this a Red Pepper Sauce.
The rule of thumb when making homemade hot sauce is always that, the type of flavor you get is based on the type of pepper you use.
And this rule specifically applies here because it’s a no cook sauce. Often times when we cook hot sauces, the pepper flavor is cooked down with spices or vinegar. But today we’re maximizing on the flavor of the pepper.
Since this is a no cook sauce also, keep in mind this is a chunky sauce. You could always opt for processing it more and straining the sauce, but honestly please don’t.
There’s something about the texture of this sauce that makes it stand out. So I can’t urge you enough to keep it chunky as it is.
HOT SAUCE RECIPE
If you haven’t attempted to make a homemade hot sauce before, you’re quite missing out! This hot sauce recipe is the perfect one to start with. And here’s why.
- It tastes like pure hot peppers with a hint of garlic.
- No harsh vinegar, spice, oil taste that overpowers the peppers.
- Ready in minutes without cooking or waiting for it to cool.
- Chunky texture that adds to the taste.
- It’s my grandpa’s homemade recipe that has been around for years!
- It’s influenced by the flavors of the Mediterranean.
- It goes with EVERYTHING!
Ingredients for the Hot Pepper Sauce:
- Peppers : the absolute STAR of the hot sauce. Make sure you pick the type of pepper that has the best flavor you’re looking for. This is the dominant flavor in this sauce, so choose it wisely 🙂
- Vinegar (just 2 tablespoons to add the saucy-ness, not flavor)
- Olive oil (also to emulsify and create the sauce consistency)
- Herbs : Cilantro and a touch of mint
- Optional: Sweet bell pepper to balance out the heat.
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE HOT SAUCE
Gather all the ingredients above and place them in the bowl of your food processor.
Puree the sauce until it’s chunky.
This is the perfect chunky texture you need to look for!
At that point you’ll pour the sauce into a mason jar and pour olive oil on the surface just to cover it. That should be probably around 1 1/2 tablespoons.
And you’re done!
HOT SAUCE TIPS
- Start with quality peppers for the utmost flavor. Also keep in mind the level of heat, not just the flavor of the peppers.
- Use a sweet bell pepper to offset the heat from the hot peppers.
- The amount of vinegar is just to create a slight sauce and the flavor of vinegar is not meant to be dominating.
- The hot sauce is meant to be chunky, so don’t over process it.
- Adding a thin layer of oil over the top of the sauce helps preserve the sauce.
- Store the sauce in your fridge for up to 3 months.
- For the Salt-to use the full tablespoon of coarse salt, make sure you’re using Kosher or Sea salt. If you’re using table salt, then drop the salt 1 teaspoon – 1/12 teaspoon at most.
RECIPES TO PAIR WITH THIS SPICY SAUCE
Juicy Spicy Turkish Meatballs
Spicy Harissa Lamb Shoulder Chunks in Pita Cones with Tahini Sauce
One Pot Meal Of Lentils And Spinach
Smashed Potatoes With Spicy Lamb
Spicy Sweet Sriracha Mango Chicken Sandwich
Spicy Beef Fajita Burgers
Grilled Chicken Breast Skewers
Grilled Lamb Skewers BBQ Party