Jalapeño Hot Sauce
If you like the bright bold spice of jalalpenos, you will love this sauce. It’s one of the simplest condiments you can make. You can alter the spice level by changing the amount of jalapenos and you can make it more complex by adding other aromatics like garlic. This is the basic jumping off point so try out and then build on your perfect sauce.
1. Roast whole jalapeños on a lined baking dish at 400 degrees for 5-10 minutes. You want them browned but not blackened. This step builds in tons of flavor but feel free to mix a blend of raw and roasted jalapenos if you like.
2. Once they’re cool enough to handle coarsely chop the jalapeños and an onion.
3. Combine the peppers, onions, apple cider vinegar, water and salt in a saucepan and heat on medium.
4. Let the mixture simmer for 15-20 minutes until all of the onion is cooked through.
5. Let your ingredients cool for at least 5-10 minutes and then blend them.
6. Pour into a clean jar or bottle and store in the fridge for up to a month. Make sure to sterilize the jar or bottle if you plan to store it for a while.