We really like spicy food in my house. But I don't like hot and spicy just for the heat/pain, there is no fun in that. I need flavor, lots of flavor, and then the heat comes second. This sauce is flavor packed, with a good amount of heat.
Mix the hot sauce with your ketchup, and you have a great "homemade" condiment for your next backyard BBQ.
Aiming for a very hot, hot sauce like the Google hot sauce by chef Charlie Ayers, the former executive chef for Google. This is what I came up with, using ingredients I had in the kitchen, giving the Google hot sauce a twist.
Makes little under 1 cup.
3 habanero chillies
½ carrot, diced
¼ onion, chopped
¼ teaspoon ginger, minced
½ tablespoon raw sugar
½ teaspoon chipotle chili
1 teaspoon tomato pure
1 teaspoon agave nectar
½ teaspoon white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon worchestershire sauce
¾ teaspoon Thai fish sauce
½ lime, the juice
water to almost cover
Bring it all to a boil in a saucepan. Let it simmer, lid on, for 30-40 minutes, until the vegetables are soft.
Puree the sauce in a blender, and pass through a strainer. Store the sauce in a clean sealed jar in the refrigerator, it will keep 3-5 days like that.
Use gloves, while chopping the chilies.
Do not inhale the steam from the sauce, it works kinda like pepper spray.
Do not get sauce in your eyes.
Be careful when working with hot liquids in a blender. If you need a new blender, consider a Vitamix. They are expensive, but they are worth all the money. They can liquefy almost anything and makes soup and margaritas so smooth and creamy. But the best part, you can blend hot liquids without having to clean the soup off all your kitchen cabinets afterwards. Just saying. ;)