Sunday, April 28, 2013

Ben's Hot Sauce (the making of)

You'll need, roughly:
2 1/2 cups of very hot peppers
2 heads of garlic
A few tomatoes or a small can of tomato paste
A few mangoes

1. Pick your peppers (these are piman zwazo, which grow quite productively in a tire on our driveway):
2. De-stem and clean peppers, then blend to taste with garlic, tomato, and vinegar (Ben uses homemade vinegar, usually pineapple vinegar, which is easier to make than hot sauce):
3. Add anything else to the blender that seems delicious (like mangoes if you're in Haiti and they're in season, which we are and they are):
4. Enjoy and/or share one gallon of hot sauce:


- Wear gloves or plastic bags over your hands if you chop the peppers instead of blending them.
- Don't rub your eyes.
- Some online recipes call for sautéeing the peppers... this is a bad idea.
- Refrigerate.


nerkert said...

I wonder why he calls it sauce: I'm guessing that Ben eats it like soup.
Counting the days...

Phil Thevich said...
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Chris said...

any chance I could get some Piman Zwazo seeds from you?

I'll pay postage or make a donation in exchange for some.



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