Thread: Salsa/Sauces
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Old February 23, 2010   #13
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 602

Here is one I've used for years, it's easy and doesn't have to be canned. I use whatever peppers I have on hand and I use more than the recipe calls for, you can make it as hot as you want. I usually make a triple or quadruple batch.

Fire Water

Recipe courtesy Tyler Florence
Prep Time: 5 min
Inactive Prep Time: hr min
Cook Time: 30 min
Level: Easy
Serves: 1 cup
  • 12 cayenne chiles, stems removed
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Place all ingredients in a heavy saucepan and slowly bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Pour the mixture into a blender and puree until smooth. Pass the hot sauce through a mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth, if desired.

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