© Ian Knauer
Active Time
15 MIN
Total Time
35 MIN
Yield
Serves : Makes about 1 pint

Whether you’re a home gardener or a resident of the Garden District, this hot sauce offers an authentic take on classic Louisiana spice. Slideshow: More Cajun and Creole Recipes

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a medium saucepan, bring the water, chiles, onion, garlic and 1 teaspoon salt to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the vegetables are very tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 2    

Let the mixture cool to warm, then puree in a blender with the vinegar. Season with salt to taste, then place in a pint jar. Refrigerate for at least 3 weeks for optimal flavor.

Make Ahead

The hot sauce keeps refrigerated for at least 9 months.

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