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#1 whitedog

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 04:44 PM

My wife and I made our first batch of sauce last night. We pretty much just went for it and winged it, after reading about different methods, etc. 

 

I think it tastes great, but the consistency is a little too chunky for me (We were using a little ninja food chopper to process the peppers. I thought we had a blender, but alas, we do not). 

 

What do you think? 

 

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 04:46 PM

:welcome:

 

Looks a bit chunky due to the color separations and seedy, but hey, 1st one, awesome!



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Posted 04 December 2017 - 04:51 PM

I guess it probably depends on what you like but it does look a little chunky. But if you're happy with it, then go with it. I like the color. What's in it? Welcome to the forum by the way.



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Posted 04 December 2017 - 05:04 PM

But my oh my, that steak in the background looks pretty damn good. Tell me about that.. lol



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Posted 04 December 2017 - 05:06 PM

I saw that after. Maybe some skirt? Looks good!



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Posted 04 December 2017 - 05:16 PM

Sauce 

 

Habenero, Fresno Red Chilis, Thai Chili, Bell Pepper, some spices, vinegar, garlic. 

 

I didn't remove any of the seeds, so there are a ton in the sauce. If I had a better blender, would it pulverize these, or should I plan on removing at least some of the seeds from future sauces? 

 

We processed everything first, and then cooked it down to maybe 60-75%? 

 

Then we did the ole hot bottling, turn the bottle upside down trick. 

 

Steak 

 

Ha! This was the only picture of the sauce I took last night. 

 

Just salt, pepper, garlic. And I always melt a little butter on top while it rests. This was a strip that was on sale. XD



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Posted 04 December 2017 - 05:17 PM

Yeah, remove seeds. Common myth that they hold all the heat. They hold barely any, and it's just from touching the placenta that they do, so residual. 



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Posted 04 December 2017 - 05:32 PM

 

 

 

I didn't remove any of the seeds, so there are a ton in the sauce. If I had a better blender, would it pulverize these, or should I plan on removing at least some of the seeds from future sauces? 

 

 

I've never had a blender (or anything for that matter) that would pulverize the seeds. They always seems to sneak through the process so +1 on removing them.



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Posted 04 December 2017 - 05:33 PM

So true! Only when making powder it can happen and not always.



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Posted 04 December 2017 - 05:39 PM

Welcome to the madness. Steak, bread and sauce all look delicious.



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Posted 04 December 2017 - 09:35 PM

Blend again after cooking, makes a big difference. Can also use a food mill after cooking.

 

In any case, it's still a wonderful thing when you can make your own sauce.

Congrats!! :party: :dance: :fireball: :woohoo: 


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 01:15 AM

Looks good. Just call it "rustic" and you're golden  :P

 

A food mill is a nice investment if you plan on doing this more. Will get rid of those seeds and make the consistency more smooth. I actually like to roughly chop ingredients with a knife, cook the bejeezus out of it, puree with a stick blender, and then if it's still too thick, put it through a food mill then.

 

Enjoy, and welcome.



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Posted 05 December 2017 - 08:01 PM

Yeah, remove seeds. Common myth that they hold all the heat. They hold barely any, and it's just from touching the placenta that they do, so residual. 

I did not know that. Learn something new everyday


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 08:03 PM

I don’t have a lot of sauce making exp but I don’t think you can overblend the sauce. I don’t have a food mill so I run the blender a long time to try to smooth out my sauce.
Your pic looks tasty.


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 08:32 PM

Is that bread homemade sourdough?


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 09:22 AM

Just picked up a food mill at Walmart, it definitely got the seeds out, along with some of the pepper. Used it on my reaper only sauce

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 04:08 PM

Reaper-only sauce? Good lord!



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Posted 08 December 2017 - 04:06 AM

Reaper-only sauce? Good lord!


Hope that means Reaper is the only pepper? Not just Reapers with no filler. If not, well more power to you lol

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 07:02 AM

Reapers salt and vinegar

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 07:10 PM

Mmmm this post just made me hungry everything looks very tasty


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