Simple Hot Sauce

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated January/February 2017

We wanted a simple recipe for hot sauce that didn’t require fermenting like a lot of commercial products.

SERVES Makes 2 cups

TIME 40 minutes, plus 20 minutes cooling

Simple Hot Sauce

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

We liked the clean flavor of habanero chiles, but we found that it was best to temper their intense heat with milder (but still plenty spicy) jalapeños. Brown sugar, shallot, and garlic also balanced the heat and added depth while white vin...

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