Hot Sauce Recipe: Hot and Spicy Chilli Sauce

Are you looking for a recipe for a hot sauce with plenty of kick? Look no further!

Making your own sauce means you know exactly what's in it, where the ingredients are from, and you can also reduce the amount of waste that you produce.

Step 1: Ingredients

For 200 ml of hot sauce you will need:

6 habanero chillies
4 limes
3 big cloves of garlic
100-150 mL of vinegar
salt & brown sugar
some coriander, allspice and cloves and a pinch of cinnamon

You will also need:

a blender, a pan, a sieve, a measuring cup, something to zest the limes and a bottle that holds 200 mL. It's best to use an old, cleaned condiment bottle that has a little that lets only some drops at a time come out of the bottle since the sauce is going to be very hot.

Step 2: Prepare the chilli

Since habanero chillies are incredibly hot I recommend that you use some kind of gloves, and/or be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after touching them.

MAKE SURE NOT TO TOUCH YOUR FACE OR EYES WHILE CHOPPING CHILLI! If you do, wash out with water and seek medical help if needed.

Cut the chillies in half and remove the seeds - the sauce will still be hot enough afterwards, believe me.

Peel the garlic.

Wash the limes and zest two of them, then squeeze all of them and put the juice into the measuring cup. add vinegar so that it makes 200 mL in total.

Step 3: Blend & cook

Put the vinegar and lime mixture, the garlic, the lime zest and the chillies into the blender and blend until smooth.

Transfer to the pan, add the spices and sugar and salt. I used 3 teaspoons each, but you could also use more or less depending on how hot you like your spice!

Put the pan on medium heat and cook the sauce for about 10 minutes.

Step 4: Strain & bottle

Strain your sauce through a fine mesh sieve into the measuring cup. if the obtained sauce is less then 200 ml, add some more vinegar. at this point it is good to taste the sauce and add a bit more sugar or salt if necessary.

Reheat the sauce and then put it in the bottle, using a funnel or a measuring cup.

When you clean the used equipment, be careful! Even small amounts of chilli will burn a lot, especially if you get it on your hands an then touch your eyes or so.

Enjoy (in moderation)!

The sauce will be very hot, so if you like a milder sauce, you could use a different kind of chilli, since habaneros are really towards the upper end of the Scoville scale. or you could use less chilli and add half a regular bell pepper instead.

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