Chili pepper water2012-08-09
I discovered chili pepper water when I was researching for a trip to Hawaii. Apparently, this is common on the islands and always on hand at restaurants. It’s a cheap way to make hot sauce and requires few ingredients, just chilies, water, vinegar and salt! Use as a hot sauce on your food!
I’ve used white bird’s eye chilies here.
- 900mL hot water
- 5-10 bird's eye chilies
- 1 tablespoon of salt
- 1 tablespoon of white vinegar
- 2 cloves of garlic, slightly crushed (optional)
Sterilize a 1L bottle or glass jar by washing it in the dishwasher and in a hot oven at 100 Celsius for 15 minutes.
Place the chilies, salt, vinegar and garlic in the container.
Pour the hot water into the container and allow to cool to room temperature.
Store in the fridge for at least a week before use.
Use as a hot sauce on your food.