A Recipe For Hot Sauce

May 6th, 2010

If you’re looking for a way to really impress your dinner guests, then your recipe for hot sauce really needs to wow them. Having some delicous hot sauces on hand that complement the rest of the food drink you’ve prepared will really spice up the night. Pick the right recipe for hot sauce and your dinner guests will remember the night for months to come.

Put some thought into the types of food you plan on having for the night, then choosing the right hot sauce recipe becomes a lot easier. Complementing the foods you have on the night is crucial to your guests really enjoying your hot sauces. 

You might be thinking about why you’d even consider having a hot sauce at a dinner party, but really, you have to give it a try. Adding a hot sauce, or even a variety of hot sauces, can keep everyone happy and make even the most boring dishes come to life. Try experimenting with a few hot sauce recipes and cater to every palate.

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Hot Sauce Recipe Suggestions

April 12th, 2010

If you’re ready to start creating your own world class hot sauce recipe it’s a good idea to look at what’s out there already. Starting with this post, I’m going to start sharing some of the bottled hot sauces I’ve been collecting lately.


As you can see the collection above is all unopened. There have been many bottles consumed over the years, but the bottles above are my current favoruite bought ones. Each sauce and it’s merits will get discussed in its own post, long with a way for you to make them yourself.

There are a few you probably know already, like Dave’s Insanity sauces, Blair’s and one I love called Satan’s Blood (you should see how thick that one is).

Pepper Choices For Your Hot Sauce Recipe

March 8th, 2010

Your hot sauce recipe will get it’s heat from capsaicin, which will come from your choice of chili pepper used in the recipe. Hot sauces recipes are generally a variation of 4 or 5 main ingredients, peppers, vinegar, onions, garlic and tomato sauce. Peppers and hot sauces are rated using the Scoville scale in Scoville Heat Units, or SHU. The way the measurement is by measuring how much water is needed to dilute the heat from the capsaicin found in the pepper or hot sauce.

Hot sauces will generally have a comparitively low rating compared to the peppers themselves due to the dilution and mixture of ingredients in the hot sauce recipe. Consider this when you choose the peppers for your hot sauce recipe.

Here is a heat rating for commonly used peppers:

  • Bell peppers – 0 SHU
  • Jalapeno peppers – 5,000 SHU
  • Serrano peppers – 15,000 SHU
  • Tabasco peppers – 30,000 SHU
  • Pequin peppers – 75,000 SHU
  • Scotch bonnet habanero – 200,000 SHU
  • Red Seville habanero – 450,000 SHU
  • Bhut jolokia – 1,000,000 SHU
  • Pepper Spray – 400,000 SHU

Homemade Hot Sauce Recipe

February 7th, 2010

With so many people sitting with friends and family to watch the Superbowl at home this weekend, I thought it was a perfect time to share my favorite homemade hot sauce recipe.

A few tips: ALWAYS wear gloves when cleaning or handling hot peppers, and always wash your hands thoroughly afterwards.

Homemade hot sauce recipe


4 cloves of minced garlic

1 cup of diced red onion

3 cups of diced tomatoes

3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

2 medium chili peppers

4 habanero peppers, seeded

1 cup of distilled white vinegar

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons white sugar


1. Over medium heat in a large saucepan, heat oil and add the onion, chili peppers, habanero peppers and garlic. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the onions begin to brown. Stir continuously.

2. Reduce heat. Add the vinegar, tomatoes, salt and sugar. Stir until the tomatoes break down. Roughly 6 minutes.

3. Place mixture in blender and blend until a puree is formed.

4. Pour mixture through a fine mesh sieve.

5. Let mixture cool for an hour.

There you have it. Pretty simple and can be done in under an hour. This sauce is delicious on just about anything and for those that don’t like it too hot, serve it to them when they talk too much during the game. ;-)

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What Is A Hot Sauce Recipe?

January 15th, 2010

A hot sauce recipe works as a sure-fire approach to win over our friends in any celebration or get-together. So what more appropriate a gesture to display your  friendship than by setting his or her face on fire with a mouth watering concoction of spices?

The heat acquired in a hot sauce recipe comes predominantly out of chili pepper, and that, of course, contains the ingediant capsaicin, an irritant which manufactures a burning feeling to any person/pet tissue with which it comes in contact. In severe cases, capsaicin is used to manufacture pepper spray for protection. Needless to say, hot foods have in it lesser quantities.

Some die- hard spice- eaters postulate that the painful sensation that comes with ingesting hot foods releases endorphins within the body, creating a natural euphoric state. Accepting most of their recommendations, listed here are a few of the most searched for- after recipe for your convenience.

The essential hot sauce recipe is pretty straightforward. The ingredients consist of:

3 cups of distilled white vinegar
2 lbs of cayenne/jalapenos seeded and chopped
2 teaspoons of salt

Start by simmering vinegar, salt as well as peppers not less than 5 minutes, afterward process the mix in a blender. Afterwards, preserve sauce in a glass bottle and then place it in a dark cabinet. Allow this to age not less than three months. Strain it once it’s ready to use. Even though this requires patience and time, the result is really a scrumptious encounter in do-it-yourself hot sauce recipes.

Keep in mind, jalapenos and cayenne peppers score pretty mild relating to the Scoville Scale, which measures a food’s hotness. For those searching for a little more punch to his or her sauce, consider adding a few hananeros, which are among examples of the hottest chili peppers on the planet! One more favorite is a habanero scorching hot sauce recipe which is certain to ignite a fire beneath each and every seat at the social gathering.

Your habanero hot sauce recipe require doing business directly with the intimidating chili peppers, as a result always wash your hands thoroughly after handling them. Accidentally touching your eyes afterwards could result in agony!

Ingredients include:
3 plum tomatoes
1/4 cup water
Fresh habanero chilies(1 to 3)
2 Garlic cloves unpeeled
Juice of one orange and one grapefruit
Salt and ground- pepper to taste

Begin by heating a cast iron skillet over medium- low heat. Add tomatoes, chilies and garlic. Pan roast until tender and brown on all sides, turning frequently, for about 20 minutes. Transfer tomatoes to blender and add chilies to blender after removing the seeds/stems. Peel the garlic and add it to the blender as well. Add water, orange juice and grapefruit juice. Puree until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then serve it at room temperature.

For those who aren’t looking for an extremely hot sauce recipe, there’s always salsa picante. This is a delicious, mild blend of vegetables that compliments seafood.

For salsa picante, you need:
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
1/2 cup finely chopped shallots
1 fresh red or green hot chili, about 3 inches long, stemmed, seeded, and cut crosswise into paper- thin slices

In a mixing bowl, combine the olive oil and vinegar, and beat them together with a whisk or fork, then stir in all the other vegetables. Let the sauce rest at room temperature for one hour to let the flavor sink in.

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