T and I are very into grilled peppers. One of our favorite restaurants in Boston (Toro) has delicious grilled peperoncini peppers smothered in olive oil and salt. They are amazing! We have had good luck recreating them at home and recently thought we’d try these small sweet red peppers instead of our usual green peperoncinis.
Well it turns out they were not sweet! T took one bite and his mouth was on fire — they were HOT! I’m a total wimp about spicy foods so I didn’t even attempt to take a bite. Just touching the pepper and licking my finger was borderline too spicy for me.
Instead of wasting these peppers I tried my hand at hot sauce. I’ve never made hot sauce before, so I am particularly proud that this batch came out well.
I carefully de-seeded the grilled peppers (we certainly didn’t need any additional spice!) and threw them in the food processor.