Rating: 5 stars
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Not only is making your own hot sauce (also known as rooster sauce) at home possible, it's really fun and there's hardly any work involved. Serve it on just about anything.

Recipe Summary

cook:
5 mins
additional:
3 days
total:
3 days 35 mins
prep:
30 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
1 -1/2 cup
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Chop jalapeno and serrano peppers, retaining seeds and membranes, and place into a blender with garlic, brown sugar, salt, and water. Blend until smooth, pulsing several times to start.

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  • Transfer puree into a large glass container such as a large jar or pitcher. Cover container with plastic wrap and place into a cool dark location for 3 to 5 days, stirring once a day. The mixture will begin to bubble and ferment. Scrape down the sides during each stirring. Rewrap after every stirring and return to a cool, dark place until mixture is bubbly.

  • Pour fermented mixture back into blender with vinegar; blend until smooth. Strain mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a saucepan, pushing as much of the pulp as possible through the strainer into the sauce. Discard remaining pulp, seeds, and skin left in strainer.

  • Place saucepan on a burner and bring sauce to a boil, stirring often, until reduced to your desired thickness, 5 to 10 minutes. Skim foam if desired.

  • Remove saucepan from heat and let sauce cool to room temperature. Sauce will thicken a little when cooled. Transfer sauce to jars or bottles and refrigerate.

Cook's Note:

I used about 75% red jalapenos, also sold as "Fresno chilies," and about 25% red serrano chilies, so this version is probably a bit spicier than the rooster sauce you're probably more familiar with.

Nutrition Facts

16 calories; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 3.6g; fat 0.2g; sodium 241.8mg. Full Nutrition
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