Anyone ever made their own hot sauce or pepper sauce? (1 Viewer)

billinms

Tiptoeing Through the Tulips
VIP Subscribing Member
Joined
Oct 1, 2004
Messages
19,649
Reaction score
24,609
Age
48
Location
Ocean Springs
Offline
I'm thinking about making some simple pepper sauce with tobasco peppers. Anybody have experience or preferred peppers or recipes?
 

FLIPPY

Angler of the Year
Gold VIP Contributor
Joined
Jan 8, 2007
Messages
18,960
Reaction score
20,049
Age
57
Location
Metry
Offline
Tabasco peppers in vinegar.....done...
 

melman

Fleur-de-lis underwear
VIP Contributor
Joined
Jan 10, 2007
Messages
2,287
Reaction score
4,596
Location
Helotes, TX via Lafayette, NOLA, Australia, Japan,
Offline
I've made my own Cayanne pepper sauce. Fresh peppers simmered in vinegar, salt, garlic powder and a splash of Worchester. Let cool and put in a blender. I put dat stuff on everything! Make friends happy too....Before harvest season, I buy the small bottles of Tonic...good 5 oz bottle for sauce...go thru a lot of Gin also...
 

Zack Lee

VIP Contributor
Joined
Jul 8, 2008
Messages
23,596
Reaction score
36,703
Location
a van down by the river
Offline
Tabasco peppers in vinegar.....done...

yep. Heat your vinegar and it will concentrate in the peppers faster. I am not a sugar person but some people add a touch. Peas, Cabbage pretty much good on any garden veggies. I you can reuse the peppers at least once with just more vinegar.
 
OP
billinms

billinms

Tiptoeing Through the Tulips
VIP Subscribing Member
Joined
Oct 1, 2004
Messages
19,649
Reaction score
24,609
Age
48
Location
Ocean Springs
Offline
I'm definitely trying Melman's recipe. I've been finding some good info online for a basic pepper sauce also. I put pepper sauce on almost everything I eat, so making a tasty one myself has multiple benefits.
 

Zack Lee

VIP Contributor
Joined
Jul 8, 2008
Messages
23,596
Reaction score
36,703
Location
a van down by the river
Offline
I'm definitely trying Melman's recipe. I've been finding some good info online for a basic pepper sauce also. I put pepper sauce on almost everything I eat, so making a tasty one myself has multiple benefits.

yea his sounds like a good one. I can never have to much variety. I may even make some with some birds eye chilis.
 

melman

Fleur-de-lis underwear
VIP Contributor
Joined
Jan 10, 2007
Messages
2,287
Reaction score
4,596
Location
Helotes, TX via Lafayette, NOLA, Australia, Japan,
Offline
I've made my own Cayanne pepper sauce. Fresh peppers simmered in vinegar, salt, garlic powder and a splash of Worchester. Let cool and put in a blender. I put dat stuff on everything! Make friends happy too....Before harvest season, I buy the small bottles of Tonic...good 5 oz bottle for sauce...go thru a lot of Gin also...

Forgot...I cut the straight vinegar taste with water 1:4 ratio...1 water-4 vinegar
Remember it's salt heavy & a good pinch of course gr blk pepper to cook also...
 

Twyst

Hall-of-Famer
Joined
Nov 5, 2006
Messages
4,689
Reaction score
7,886
Location
Finally back in NOLA!
Offline
If you really want to take it up a few levels, you can buy small (2 liter) oak barrels to age you hot sauce in for a couple of years. It's a long wait, but its definitely worth it.
 

dtc

VIP Subscribing Member
VIP Contributor
Joined
Dec 26, 2006
Messages
29,446
Reaction score
28,583
Location
Redneck Riviera
Offline
I've made my own Cayanne pepper sauce. Fresh peppers simmered in vinegar, salt, garlic powder and a splash of Worchester. Let cool and put in a blender. I put dat stuff on everything! Make friends happy too....Before harvest season, I buy the small bottles of Tonic...good 5 oz bottle for sauce...go thru a lot of Gin also...

You forgot sugar, water, onions and black peppercorns.


I use whatever vinegars we have laying around to make room in the pantry.
 

Swamprat

Pro-Bowler
Joined
Feb 13, 2010
Messages
1,118
Reaction score
1,354
Location
Wrong side of the Sabine
Offline
I made some with my pepper crop a few years ago. Cooked the peppers down with onions garlic and then blended everything and mixed with vinegar and a little water.

Taste was flat out awesome, one of the best hot sauces I've ever tasted. Friends said the same thing and wanted more but Unfortunately, i ran out and have not been able to repeat it.
 

buzd

party lamp
Staff member
Tech-Admin
Joined
Jan 11, 2002
Messages
33,739
Reaction score
28,905
Location
Duncan Plaza
Online
I had tabasco and cayenne plants that went crazy a few years ago, but I never got around to making hot sauce. I might try that this year.
 

Zack Lee

VIP Contributor
Joined
Jul 8, 2008
Messages
23,596
Reaction score
36,703
Location
a van down by the river
Offline
I had tabasco and cayenne plants that went crazy a few years ago, but I never got around to making hot sauce. I might try that this year.

All I have is a monster Jalapeno plant that yields like crazy. I will definately be adding some Tobascos this year. I tried them once before with little success. Tons of light in that area you have them in? That Jalapeno only needs 4 or 5 hours direct light per day and you can have nachos for years.
 
OP
billinms

billinms

Tiptoeing Through the Tulips
VIP Subscribing Member
Joined
Oct 1, 2004
Messages
19,649
Reaction score
24,609
Age
48
Location
Ocean Springs
Offline
I just planted two each of tobasco and jalapeno pepper plants. Might pick up a few other varieties. When making a pepper sauce with vinegar how long until it gets a good flavor?
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Users who are viewing this thread

 

New Orleans Saints Twitter Feed

 

Headlines

Top Bottom