Selecting and Cleaning Hot Peppers for Hot Sauce

Fresh and dried ingredients for making hot sauce

The process of making homemade hot pepper sauce made from fresh peppers or using salt-fermented pepper mash requires an understanding of how to select and combine peppers into a favorable yet spicy condiment. A sauce made from a single pepper variety will be one dimensional in flavor unless it is combined with other peppers or spices that compliment it’s character.

Most hot sauce recipes call for fresh and dried ingredients.

Hot Sauce

Hot Pepper Sauces are Considered Marinades or Finishing Sauces Depending on How They are Used.