Make your own Hot Chutney

I love, absolutely love anything spicy. I have toned down things since I had kids but, I still keep green chili peppers on the side for my own plate of spiciness ;). I also prefer pure heat when it comes to hot sauces over flavored hot sauces. This is cuz I feel the flavored ones totally mask the true flavor of the food you’re eating whereas, the pure heat ones just add “heat” to the food without completely taking away from the flavor of your food. Anywho, it is a personal preference. I go by whatever floats my boat on a given day. So, I have been experimenting with different kinds of hot sauces. This is my 2nd attempt at making my own…first time using ghost peppers! I found them at my local grocery store.

You’ll need…

  1. Blender (I used a 32 oz jar)
  2. Chili peppers of choice
    • Ghost peppers (4 small ones)
    • Jalapeno (a LOT)
    • Serrano (a bunch)
    • Habanero (2)
  3. 1/2 cup White vinegar
  4. Salt (to taste)
  5. 1/2 Tsp Garlic powder (optional)
  6. 1 TB EVOO (optional)
  7. Disposable gloves (if deseeding)

Directions

  1. Wash all peppers thoroughly. Let it dry completely and then cut off the tails.
  2. Wear gloves and deseed the peppers (if you want less spicy). I did not deseed.
  3. In a blender,  add vinegar (you can adjust the amount per taste), pile up all the peppers…I just cut them in half and dumped it in the blender.
  4. Add the salt, EVOO and any other spices you wish to add….
  5. BLEND…till it is smooth 🙂

There you have it. Store it in a mason jar in your fridge or freeze!! It came out more a chutney consistency than sauce. If you prefer a little more liquid consistency then add more vinegar or water. I only used 4 ghost peppers as I haven’t used them before so, wasn’t sure how much heat it would generate. Like I said, it is all in the name of experimentation 😉

 

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