Fiery Fusion: A No-Vinegar Hot Sauce Recipe

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For chiliheads and heat seekers, hot sauce is a condiment that elevates any meal. But what if you crave the fire without the tang of vinegar? This recipe unlocks a world of flavor with a base of fiery peppers and bright citrus, creating a no-vinegar hot sauce that packs a punch.

Gather Your Arsenal:

Homemade Chili Garlic Sauce (Huy Fong Brand Copycat) – Omnivore’s

4-5 Habanero peppers (adjust based on desired heat)

  • 3 Jalapeno peppers
  • 1 Red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 Orange, peeled and segmented
  • 1/2 Mango, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Olive oil
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 Red onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Lime juice
  • 1 tsp Ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • Ignite the Flavor:

    1. Roast the Peppers: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Place the habaneros, jalapenos, and bell pepper on a baking sheet and roast for 20-25 minutes, blistering the skin. Let them cool slightly.

    2. Blend it Up: In a blender, combine the roasted peppers, orange segments, mango, olive oil, garlic, red onion, lime juice, cumin, paprika, and salt. Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.

    3. Taste and Adjust: Take a small taste! You can adjust the heat by adding more habanero or jalapeno, or by adding a touch of water to thin it out.

    4. Bottle It Up: Pour your fiery creation into a sterilized glass jar and seal tightly. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

    Pro-Tip: Want a smoother consistency? Strain the hot sauce through a fine-mesh sieve after blending.

    The Spicy Stats:

    This recipe yields approximately 1 cup of hot sauce. Here’s a breakdown of the estimated nutritional information per serving (1 tablespoon):

    Calories: 20

  • Fat: 1.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Protein: 0.5g
  • Remember: This is just an estimate, and the actual nutritional content will vary depending on the specific ingredients you use.

    Beyond the Flames: Conclusion

    This no-vinegar hot sauce offers a complex and flavorful alternative to traditional vinegar-based options. With a touch of sweetness from the mango and orange, it adds a vibrant kick to tacos, burritos, eggs, and anything else that craves a touch of heat. So, grab your favorite peppers and unleash your inner spice master!

    The Spice Never Ends: Frequently Asked Questions

    1. How hot is this sauce?

    The heat level can be adjusted based on the type and quantity of peppers you use. Habaneros are notoriously hot, so start with fewer and add more to taste.

    2. Can I use a different type of pepper?

    Absolutely! Experiment with different peppers like serranos, cayenne, or even ghost peppers for a truly inferno-worthy experience.

    3. My sauce is too thick!

    You can thin it out with a little bit of water or additional lime juice.

    4. How long will this hot sauce last?

    Stored in the refrigerator in a sealed container, this hot sauce should stay fresh for up to 2 weeks.

    5. Can I can this hot sauce for longer storage?

    Yes, you can! However, proper canning techniques are crucial to ensure food safety. Research safe canning practices for low-acid foods before attempting this method.