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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Homemade Hot Sauce

I promise I'll get back to the dress (which is nearly finished) in the next post, but for now here are some food pics.  We were out of hot sauce so I decided to make my own.

For the hot sauce, we usually eat Cholula but I suddenly can't find it in any of the stores I normally shop at. :(  But I have a small collection of dried chilis so I went hunting around for good directions on how to go about making my own hot sauce.  I found this great video

I put a few chilis in a bowl (Guajillos, Anchos, and Tientsin) and poured hot water over them to rehydrate.  We like it hot so I left all of the seeds and spines in and just took off the stems.  I broke a few of the larger ones into pieces.

Then they went into the blender with some vinegar, lemon juice, and spices.

Last, I mixed in some xanthan gum (per the video's instructions).

It was pretty thick so I actually added back some of the water and a bit more vinegar to make it thin enough to go through the funnel & into the bottle.

It's a bit chunky but it's good.  The video suggests waiting a week before trying it, but, uh, yeah that wasn't going to happen. lol  I tried some on a chip (or 3) and it was good! Has a good heat but still has that nice round flavor. It was pretty easy, so I'll probably do it again when we run out.

Have a great weekend!

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