Sunny's Red Fire Sauce

Total Time:
2 hr
Prep:
50 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
40 min

Yield:
6 ounces
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 4 ounces jalapeno peppers, halved
  • 4 ounces serrano peppers, halved
  • 2 red bell peppers, halved
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 large tomato, halved
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • Kosher salt
Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  • On a large baking sheet with sides, add the jalapenos, serranos, bell peppers, onions and tomatoes. Place the garlic under the cavities of the peppers to shield them from direct heat. Roast in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

  • In a medium pot set over high heat, add the vegetables from the roasting pan, the vinegar, and enough water to just cover the vegetables. Bring to a hard boil, and boil until the liquid is reduced by half, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Remove the pepper stems from the pot. Pour the remaining vegetables and liquid from the pot to a blender, and blend until smooth. Wet a paper towel with water and squeeze out as much water as possible. Line the bottom of a fine mesh sieve with the paper towel in one layer. Place the sieve over a large bowl. Pour in the puree from the blender and let the puree slowly drip into the bowl beneath, about 30 minutes.

  • Discard any remaining pulp. Add the sugar and stir. Taste the hot sauce and add salt, if needed. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

Blending Hot Liquids: When blending hot liquids, remove liquid from the heat and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes. Transfer liquid to a blender or food processor and fill it no more than halfway. If using a blender, release one corner of the lid; that prevents the vacuum effect that creates heat explosions. Place a towel over the top of the machine, pulse a few times, then process on high speed until smooth.


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