Fermented Hot Sauce Recipe

Chase away the blustery chill and add some heat to your Valentine’s weekend with this spicy pepper sauce. The fermented vegetables provide a good source of prebiotic fibre, along with live bacteria to support your gut health. 

This is a tasty topping for meat, fish or vegetable dishes and a must have for any serious hot sauce lovers.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 habanero peppers chopped in half
  • 2 orange sweet peppers
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Basic Brine: 2 cups water + 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 litre jar or bottle

Method

  • Make the basic brine by combining 2 cups of water with 1 tablespoon of salt. Set aside (you may need to warm the water up a little for the salt to dissolve).
  • Chop up the habaneros, orange sweet peppers and garlic and add it to a mason jar or bottle. Fill the jar or bottle to the shoulder.
  • Add the basic brine to the jar until the peppers are covered. Leave an inch of space from the top to avoid spills during fermentation.
  • If you’re not using an airlock, cover the jar loosely with the lid so gas can escape while it’s fermenting.
  • Set on the counter away from direct sunlight for 10-14 days.
  • When it’s done fermenting, strain the pepper mixture from the brine and set the brine aside.
  • Pour the pepper mixture into a blender, turn it on medium and slowly pour the brine into the blender until you get the consistency you like.
  • Pour the hot sauce into a jar or bottle and store in the refrigerator. Hot sauce will last up to a year in the fridge.

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