Red Hot Pepper Sauce
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How to Make Red Hot Pepper Sauce

Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Filipino
Author: Manny

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ripened siling labuyo red bird's eye chili, stemmed and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar

    Instructions

    How to Make Red Hot Pepper Sauce:

    • Wash the chilies thoroughly and dab them with a dry cloth towel to dry.
    • In a food processor, puree the chilies and season with salt.
    • Transfer to a bottle and press the peppers down until liquid rises above. This way, the mixture is protected from bacteria while you age it.
    • If there is not enough liquid, you may pour in about 4 tablespoons of salted water.
    • Cover the bottle and let the chili sauce age for a month at room temperature.
    • Check your mixture from time to time to make sure that liquid is still covering the mixture.
    • Otherwise, pour few more tablespoons of salted water. (Ratio of salted water or brine is 1 tablespoon of salt to 1 cup of water).
    • Once aged, transfer the chili sauce to a new sterilized bottle. mix in the white vinegar and allow to ferment for one more week.
    • After fermenting, use a strainer or a cheesecloth to strain the mixture or else leave it without straining depending on your preference.
    • Bottle your home made chili sauce and keep refrigerated.