My college roommate had a major love for hot sauce. I have never seen anyone use a single condiment on everything from eggs to casseroles to even ice cream (I know, crazy, right?). She loved this stuff, and at first, I gave her a hard time about it. I enjoyed spicy food, but didn’t see the beauty in a really well made hot sauce. Needless to say, she opened my eyes to how much flavor homemade hot sauce can add to daily favorite dishes. It even has amazing health benefits as well! Making your own hot sauce may sound imitating, but it’s actually straightforward and makes for a beautiful food creation.
“To the pyro-gourmaniacs . . .
The lovers of all things that tickle the tongue with fiery goodness, I come with a gift. This simple hot sauce recipe is perfect over burritos, eight layer dip, and even eggs, but that’s not the only reason to love it.
In addition being rich in capsaicin – which is though to be anti-inflammatory, helpful for relieving pain, and immune boosting – it will make you more athletic.
I mean cooperative. Or empathetic. Or something.
I should probably back up here. According to Epicurious.com, a “recent study indicated that people who ate a very spicy bird’s eye chile pepper prior to playing a game were more motivated to work as a group, even if it meant winning less money for themselves.”
The idea is that they developed a sense of camaraderie by going through something intense together. So if you’re up for that, make this sauce to share with someone you love. (Or better yet, if you haven’t finished your own plate in years because it always looks more delicious than the identical thing on everyone else’s plate, slather it on and cross your fingers that no one else can take the heat. See how diabolical I am? Muahahahahaha)
Or just make it because it rocks. Seriously, I barely got the final jar photographed before I inhaled it. Yum!”