Hey there people! I just tried to make my hot sauce according to the following recipe:
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 cup carrot, chopped
- 2 cups water
- 10 habanero peppers, seeded and fine chopped (more or less based on the heat level you desire.)
- 3 tablespoons lime juice, can also use orange juice
- 3 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- optional papayas, prickly pear fruit or mango
Sauté garlic in coated sauce pan. Once the garlic starts to give off it's aroma, add the onion, carrots, and water.
Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer until the carrots are soft.
Remove from heat .
Add habaneros, optional fruits, lime juice and salt to the carrot mixture.
Place in a blender and puree until it reaches a smooth consistency.
Pour into sterilized bottles or jars and seal. Keep refrigerated.
I followed the recipe exactly, although I had to change the measurements from US to metric so it could be a little bit off. I used a mango as the optional fruit. The sauce turned out spicy as hell so I succeeded on the hot part. But it had a very strong Chinense aroma, which I hoped to mask with the mango. I tried to add some honey to balance the heat a bit but it didn't help with the Chinense aroma and in the end I might have added too much honey.. Whoops.
Any tips here? I'd love to get good at making hot sauces. I have one planned with passion fruit and peaches, but I really need to find a way to mask the Chinense aroma...