Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Some Like It Hot

I had one person--the one person who really counts--beg, so I'll share my peppers with all.

Sorry, I'm not actually going to share peppers with you, but I do have photos of my Chinese chili garlic sauce.

With just 5 ingredients (peppers, garlic, vinegar, salt, and sugar)

you can have awesome chili garlic sauce.

I made 1/2 of the recipe, and I've got about 5 cups of hot sauce, which should last pretty much forever. I made this last year too, and believe me, it takes only a tiny bit to add a lot of HEAT and taste to a dish.

I don't remember what kinds of peppers I used last year, but this year I used a mixture of Serrano and Anaheim peppers and a mixture of Inchelium Red and Transylvanian garlic from my garden. The author of the recipe used Thai peppers, which are many times hotter than Serrano. I can't imagine--what I've used is plenty hot, if you ask me.

This is easy-peasy to make, and, if you like peppers, you'll love it. Make some, and then watch this space for ways to use it.



Now, because you've been so indulgent, here are some bonus pepper photos:

Ripening serranos, 9/4

First ripe serrano, 9/6

First ripe jalapeno, 9/20

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