You’ll be amazed how closely you can approximate one of the world’s tastiest hot sauces in your home kitchen.
The original Tabasco sauce recipe calls for Tabasco peppers, but you can use any type of hot pepper you like. If you’re using homegrown peppers, chances are you won’t have them all ripening at the same time, but there’s no harm in throwing some green ones into the mix!
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Chop off the stems, then grind peppers into a medium to fine mash with a food processor.
Homemade hot sauce should easily keep for several months in the refrigerator.
Let your mash ferment for at least a month to allow the flavor to become complex and interesting.