Pepper Sauce?

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Anyone ever make their own pepper sauce? I have a bunch of cayenne and other peppers that I need to do something with. Any recipes out there or other suggestions on what to do with them? I've pickled and pickled and pickled!!!
 

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Oh Joan, I'm getting to be an old procrastinator! Last winter I was supposed to make a "shakeable" pepper seasoning.

It involved "powdered salt" and I just couldn't find it at 3 different soopermarkets. That's all and that's my only excuse. I'm not sure if just putting granulated salt in a mortar and pestalling the dickens out of it would have worked. I'd thought that it might be the best way to handle the dry peppers, anyway.

Would that make any sense for you? Dehydrated onions and garlic, maybe some parsley . . .

Steve
 

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SIL & her husband dry them and use one of those little coffee bean grinders to make chili flakes. Best I got for ya
 

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A friend of mine packs the fresh red peppers into jars with a little salt then pours boiling vinegar over them. After they have cooled she runs them in a blender then puts them through a strainer to get the seeds out. It's quite good.
 

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This is a process I have been working on the last few years. It involves using a charcoal grill and water soaked wood chips.
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When I make hot sauce it is whatever is ripe and ready to go that weekend. The pictures show the peppers, tomatoes and onions in pans with water in them on the grill.

I usually cook down each for about an hour adding water as needed and then towards the end of that time I let it reduce until bout 3/4 of the liquid is gone, concentrating the flavor.
This also works well with tomatillos.

After the grill they go through a food mill to remove seeds and skin and into the pot for seasoning with vinegar, salt, sugar and spices. Be prepared to do a lot of tasting along the way, and then can it when you have the taste you want. :drool
 

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Thanks SG! That was the last of the season done on 10-7-2012. This year may be a little leaner but it is worth the effort. :)
 

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