When I'm trying something new, I tend to go with the one with the best chance of success. Chris had spent all day trying out different concoctions, but I decided that I'd go as pure as possible. And that I wouldn't cook it. And (foreshadowing) that I wouldn't seed the peppers.
Back to the recipe. What I loved so much about Chris's recipe was how amazingly simple it was (have you noticed that simple is my mantra?). The ingredient list for my basic hot sauce is as follows:
- hot peppers
For the second batch, I added a gorgeous red pepper hoping it would temper the heat a bit. And it did . . . a bit. This hot sauce is still hot as balls, but it has a sweet start so that helps. And they are both gorgeous!
For this recipe, the total prep time was maybe 20 minutes, and that included picking the peppers. Takeaway? I made hot sauce!! At this rate, maybe I won't have to buy condiments ever again!