No-Cook Homemade Hot Sauce
No Cook Homemade Hot Sauce: Make this sauce in minutes in your blender and enjoy the hot tangy homemade hot sauce. The perfect Homemade Father’s Day gift.
This No-Cook Homemade Hot Sauce is perfect for Father’s Day. Let’s face it, he doesn’t want another tie, but he’ll love the homemade version of one of his favourite things -hot sauce.
No-Cook Makes it Easy
This no-cook version is super simple to make. Our raw hot sauce only takes a few minutes to whip together and is sure to impress when people find out you made your own hot sauce from scratch. It really is the perfect homemade gift for the hot sauce lover.
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This isn’t a “do it with the kids” kind of a recipe. The peppers are hot, and you should take some precautions yourself, like wearing gloves and being careful not to touch your face…or anywhere else while you’re working.
But hot pepper safety aside, it’s really easy to make.
My Mother-in-law is from Guyana, and when I asked her if she had a hot sauce recipe she volunteered to teach me how to make it. Probably every West-Indian household has its own version of this sauce. Some people don’t include onion or garlic cloves, some people like to let it ferment for a fermented hot sauce, others like to cook it down a little. Our version is probably the most simple recipe, and it’s very yummy. If you like spicy food, you’re going to love it. This is a go-to condiment in husbands household growing up. And rather than store-bought bottles, this was everyone’s favorite. It has a nice depth of flavor to it.
We found all the simple ingredients, including the fresh peppers, at the local grocery store. It only uses a handful of ingredients, so it’s quite simple to make with a variety of different peppers. If you have any trouble finding scotch bonnet peppers, or wiri wiri peppers, you might want to try an ethnic grocery store with a larger selection of different varieties. The bell peppers -sometimes called sweet peppers, should be easy to find anywhere. We used red peppers for our easy homemade hot sauce. We also recommend using fresh garlic, not jared, for a fresher taste.
No-Cook Homemade Hot Sauce
- 1 red bell pepper -stem and seeds removed
- 1-4 scotch bonnet peppers -stem removed, but seeds and core included
- 3 large cloves of garlic
- 1 small onion or 1/2 a large one
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp sugar
- wiri wiri peppers (optional)
- Add all the ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until fully combined into a sauce, with no seeds intact or chunks left.
- Store in a glass mason jar or small bottles in the fridge.
- Makes about 3-4 small bottles.
How Hot Can You Handle?
You can control the level of heat of your sauce based on your pepper selection. Our first time spicy sauce was on the hot side -especially for me who prefers low heat, so I adjusted it and the recipe. Make a sauce have less intense heat with the addition of some bell pepper.
You really can adjust the heat level to suit your taste, and a make a good hot sauce with a little less heat. The scotch bonnet peppers are the very hottest, especially with the seeds and core included. For a less fire-y version with a lower spice level, just add more bell pepper, and less scotch bonnets, or try some other milder hot peppers for a more mild hot sauce.
If your hot sauce is too hot you tend to lose some of the flavor of the peppers, because there’s just too much heat to notice pepper flavor. My MIL likes to add some little wiri wiri peppers whole to hers, and add them to her food whole, almost like a pickle -too hot for me, but you might like to try it -or blend some into the sauce.
Store in the Fridge
Store this hot sauce in the fridge and it will last for months -especially since a little goes a long way. Some people like to make a fermented sauce version that goes through a whole fermentation process, but this is a simple fresh version, so you need to store it in the fridge.
Look for small glass hot sauce bottles, or spice jars to store this delicious sauce. You only need small amounts of the sauce, so you don’t need a large jar. This is a great way to use up a bounty of hot peppers if you’re growing your own.
This Homemade Hot Sauce is sure to me a hit with any hot sauce loving Fathers, or Husbands.
With Homemade Hot Sauce, life really is a party!
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Homemade Montreal Steak Seasoning -with free Father’s Day Printable Labels
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