Homemade hot sauce and a hot cookbook

The sight of fresh chiles at the farmers' market now means one thing to me. It's time to make hot sauce.

In my column this week, you can find a recipe for hot sauce adapted from The Homemade Pantry by Alana Chernila. It takes a blend of chiles (dealer's choice), chars them, and then blends them with white vinegar and lime juice. Add a touch of sugar, and you've got a fabulous balance of heat, pucker and sweet!

The recipe is really just a template. Feel free to play around with not only the chiles but the sugar and acid components, as well.

The Homemade Pantry has quickly become my go-to source for how to make delicious staples like butter, potato chips and fresh mozzarella - all in my own kitchen at home.

No comments: