Sriracha-Style Hot Sauce
|Source||From Noelle Carter, Los Angeles Times|
Here is a quick and easy way to make your own Sriracha-Style Hot Sauce
1. In the bowl of a food processor, pulse together the chilies, garlic, vinegar, salt and sugar to form a coarse paste.
2. Transfer the mixture to a nonreactive saucepan and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the aroma softens or mellows a bit, about five minutes. Remove from heat.
3. Blend the sauce again to form a smooth paste, thinning as desired with water.
4. Strain the sauce, pressing the solids through a fine mesh strainer with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon. Taste the sauce, and tweak the flavors as desired with additional salt, sugar or vinegar. Remove the sauce to a glass jar or bottle and cool completely. Refrigerate until needed.