What to do when life gives you peppers?
Make hot sauce, of course!
After staring at the pile of peppers for a day and deciding they weren't getting any fresher, I turned to The Joy of Pickling for some inspiration. This cookbook has been a great resource for creative and delicious recipes. It didn't disappoint today.
I found three that looked good, and had enough hot peppers to make them all.
The first was a Pique, which was super easy to make and she describes it as an easy restaurant-style condiment. It's basically hot pepper infused cider vinegar.
To make it, I used an old vinegar jar and sliced up the peppers and garlic, and added them and 12 peppercorns and some salt, then the cider vinegar. It's on my counter for 2 days before I get to try it.
Hot Peppers Part 2: Southeast Asian Chile Garlic Relish
Hot Peppers Part 3: Sweet Chili Garlic Sauce