Monday, September 03, 2007
Chili Sauce and Hot Peppers
Today is my annual chili sauce cook-off and the house smells like fall. With only three of us at home now, I do little in the way of canning. Not that I ever did a lot like my mother and my sister-in-law Shirley did in the past! The Becka loves, I should say LOVES this chili sauce and it looks like the entree when she puts it on her plate. She has eaten pickled things and all her veggies since she was a baby...but no meat please. Grandma made a big batch of chili sauce and I remember it being served as a condiment at almost every meal. Her recipe has lots of fruit in it as well as the peppers and tomatoes.
Raita as a cooling sauce for the mouth.
I used only 2 hot peppers in the chili sauce today and once again didn't wear gloves. But the peppers must be mild this year. I have posted a reduced sized recipe on my recipe blog.
Got to get back to the stove...!
Labels: family, food and drink
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I love hot sauces too!-I have Habaneros growing in my garden now.-My neighbors make great hot sauces as well.ReplyDelete
This is a very interesting looking sauce! Thanks for the recipe!ReplyDelete
My! My! That hot ?! Burning fingers? I had no idea. I love the pix of your Grandma's recipe. Is that her hand-writing?ReplyDelete
I'm not much of a cook and I find the peaches and pears addition very interesting.
Larry- My Mexican family prefer Habaneros to Jalapenos. I have quite a variety of hot sauces at home. People keep trying to get me to say, "it's too hot!" But I can stand a lot.ReplyDelete
Pam- I like fruity sauces a lot. Now my daughter wants me to make peach chutney.
Cathy- The capsaicin in peppers really can burn the skin. Yes, that is Grandma's handwriting on the stained recipe card. I treasure her recipe box and her handwritten notes and book inscriptions I have.
I can smell the delicious aroma while I read. It is the same recipe that my paternal grandmother used all her life. She was married in 1879 at 15 years and was an accomplished cook then.ReplyDelete
There is a small hot chile in the Sierras in Mexico that grows on a vine.Gloves are worn to pick them and children are taught to run from them as if they were scorpion
Mom- Who eats that dangerous chili pepper? Better not hide it in a chili relleno dish when I come. You haven't told me much about great grandmother Bobby.ReplyDelete