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How to make Hot Sauce at home

How to make Hot Sauce at home

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Hello, hot sauce enthusiasts! Are you ready to take your love for fiery flavors to the next level? If your taste buds are tingling with anticipation, you're in the right place! Today, we'll be diving into the world of homemade hot sauce, exploring tips for making the perfect concoction, mimicking iconic styles, and trying out two simple recipes. So grab your apron, and let's get saucy!
 
Start with a Premade Chilli Mash
The foundation of any good hot sauce is the chilli pepper. But did you know that you can save time and energy by purchasing a premade chilli mash? That's right! Chilli mash is a blend of chillies, salt, and sometimes vinegar, which has been fermented to create a smooth and flavorful base for your sauce. It cuts out the difficulty sourcing good quality chillis and processing super hot chillis. We sell good quality chilli mash in different heat levels from the Chilli Mash Co - including red chilli puree, green chilli puree, ghost pepper puree, birdeye chilli puree, scotch bonnet puree and naga chilli puree. Using a premade mash not only saves time but also ensures a consistent flavor, so your sauce turns out perfect every time.
 
Mimic Iconic Sauce Styles
If you're a fan of popular hot sauce brands, why not try replicating their signature styles at home? Here are two examples of classic sauces to inspire your homemade creations:
  • Buffalo-Style Hot Sauce: To recreate the tangy, buttery goodness of a classic Buffalo-style hot sauce, mix your chilli mash with vinegar, garlic powder, and melted butter. This versatile sauce is perfect for chicken wings, pizza, or dipping vegetables.
  • Sriracha-Style Hot Sauce: If you love the garlicky, slightly sweet heat of Sriracha, you'll want to blend your chilli mash with vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt. This well-rounded sauce is perfect for adding a kick to sandwiches, soups, or even scrambled eggs!
Ready to spice up your life with some more homemade hot sauces? Check out these two distinct and easy-to-make recipes.
 
Tropical Pineapple-Habanero Hot Sauce
 
Ingredients:
1 cup chopped pineapple
4 habanero peppers, deseeded and chopped
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup water
Salt, to taste
 
Instructions:
In a saucepan, combine the pineapple, habanero peppers, onion, garlic, apple cider vinegar, and water.
Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the pineapple is tender.
Allow the mixture to cool slightly before transferring it to a blender. Blend until smooth, then taste and season with salt as needed.
Strain the sauce through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any solids, then transfer to a sterilized jar or bottle.
 
Smoky Chipotle Hot Sauce

Ingredients:
6 dried chipotle peppers, rehydrated in hot water and chopped
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup canned fire-roasted tomatoes
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 tsp cumin
Salt, to taste
 
Instructions:
In a saucepan, heat a tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and cook for 2-3 minutes, until softened.
Add the rehydrated chipotle peppers, fire-roasted tomatoes, apple cider vinegar, water, and cumin. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes.
Allow the mixture to cool slightly before transferring it to a blender. Blend until smooth, then taste and season with salt as needed.
Strain the sauce through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any solids, then transfer to a sterilized jar or bottle.
 
These two recipes showcase the versatility of hot sauces, from the fruity heat of the pineapple-habanero sauce to the smoky depth of the chipotle version. Give them a try and enjoy the unique flavors each sauce brings to your favorite dishes!