Hey guys and welcome back to Discovering the Dish! This week on Discovering the Dish I decided to stay local and make American food. I decided I was going to try and challenge myself and make something not typically thought of when thinking of American food, so I picked hot sauce.
So to start off I used a pound of chiles including jalapenos and fresno. I then added a tablespoon of garlic that was minced, half a cup of diced onion, and two tablespoons of Kosher salt. I added all of the ingredients into my food processor until I had a somewhat chunky puree. I then transferred it to a mason jar that I covered loosely and let stand overnight.
Then next morning I added one and a half cups of distilled white vinegar and let it stand for five days. The recipe I used said to let it stand for 1-7 days so I did five. After that, I strained out the seeds and my hot sauce was done!
The hot sauce overall was not that hard to make. I was surprised though when looking at recipes that in order to make it you had to let it stand for days. I had been unaware of that. All it took basically was adding ingredients to a food processor and letting the mixture sit overnight. The hardest part of making it though would of been waiting for it to be done. The longer you wait, the more flavor that develops. It was hard having patience and not immediately using it. When I tasted the sauce, it was not that spicy but it had a really good flavor. Overall, I would make the hot sauce again because I liked the flavor and the fact that it didn’t burn too much when using it.