louisiana hot sauce

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I really like Tabasco sauce. If you’re ever in Southwest Louisiana, stop by Avery Island. You can take a self-guided tour and learn how they make Tabasco, buy Tabasco swag, eat in the Tabasco kitchen, and visit the nature preserve. It makes a fun half day adventure on your way to or from New Orleans.

This spring, I planted a half barrel planter full of peppers – Jalapeno, Habanero, and Tabasco peppers. The goal was to make some hot sauce.

The way they make Tabasco is pretty simple – mash the peppers, add some salt, and let them ferment. Then mix with Vinegar, strain, and enjoy.

When my Jalapenos were ripe, I picked them, removed the seeds, added some salt and ran them through the food processor. They then went into a jar in the pantry. After about 6 weeks of fermenting, they were ready to make sauce this weekend.

I started with about a pound of peppers, so I had about a cup of mash. I added a cup of Apple Cider vinegar, brought it to a boil. Then, let it simmer down for 20 minutes. After it was cool, I ran it through the food processor again and then pressed it through a strainer to remove any pieces left.

I was left with a fairly thick mixture that had a good bite to it. I made taco salad for dinner and it only took a little bit to add a nice flavor kick to our dinner.

If you have some peppers and some patience, you can make a really good sauce that’s all your own.

Here is a link to recipe I used: https://www.chilipeppermadness.com/…/homemade-louisiana-ho…/

See you again soon!

John at Adventures in Keto and BBQ

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