I've recently begun making hot sauces as a hobby and have had a lot of fun sharing it with friends. A friend of mine recently found a hot sauce he really likes at a farmer's market and asked if I could make a similar sauce.
The vendor calls the sauce JLD Enterprises Bhut Jolokia Hot Sauce and the ingredients are listed as:
Bhut Lolokia Peppers,
Extra Virgin Olive Oil,
Vinegar, (comma may be a typo?)
Orange & Raisin Puree,
I'm hoping one of the hot sauce experts here can formulate a recipe so I and others can make this delicious sauce. Post your best guess and I'll give it a try!
Hey iceman80403! I'd imagine your best bet would be to acquire said ingredients and start experimenting. I'd agree that it's probably a typo - so that would be 'red wine vinegar' instead of red wine and then vinegar. Also ingredient listings tend to be 'by amount' so if your recipe listed is in the same order as the label on the hot sauce it would start with peppers and then go all the way down to salt in descending amounts - or at least that's pretty general.
The presence of olive oil in the recipe would seem to indicate cooking of some ingredients; say the peppers/celery/garlic/tomatoes maybe? Saute in the olive oil for a bit and then add the rest of the ingredients? Personally I'd saute the top 4 ingredients till soft, then add everything but the vinegar/sugar/salt and balance the cooked sauce with those three ingredients at the end before bottling. Edit: It could take a large amount of vinegar to balance this recipe so perhaps a cup or 2 in the cookpot would be apropos.
Recreating sauce recipes is tough work; without amounts and cook times you're feeling along in the dark. Experimenting is certainly half the fun though, so give it a whirl! You just might end up creating something your buddy likes more than the farmer's market stuff.
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Edited by SmokenFire, 14 April 2015 - 10:01 AM.