2 cups assorted fresh red chiles (jalapeño, cayenne, serrano, habanero, etc), stemmed and seeded
5–6 garlic cloves
4 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar, plus more to taste
1–2 teaspoons salt, to taste
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until well blended. Taste for salt and pepper and adjust if desired.
Transfer mixture to a small nonreactive saucepan and simmer over medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until sauce loses its raw vegetable smell.
We had our biggest hot pepper harvest of the year this week — ghost peppers, habaneros, Roatan pumpkin-habaneros (mild habaneros that hail from Honduras), jalapeños and a couple cayennes.
Today I made a Sriracha sauce with ghosts and habaneros (wish I had made more... It is flaming hot but Delish!), a Puerto Rican style Pique vinegar, a pumpkin habanero sauce and a jalapeño sauce. I also set out a pound of ghosts and habaneros for a fermented pepper mash. (More on this once they dry for a few days and I start the fermentation process. :)
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I am a freelance graphic designer and culinary consultant — I write, cook, recipe test, design food related print materials — if it's about food, chances are I'm all about it! I also dabble in photography and and am game to work on other design and writing projects outside the food scene. My full website is under development, but in the meantime, I invite you to enjoy my blog. I love to cook and share my adventures both at home, and on the road! I hope you enjoy! If you like what you read, drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org