03 August 2016

Homemade Chilli Sauce Recipe (Reckless Red)

Another chilli sauce recipe (chili for the Yanks) right off the bat. This one is interesting. It masquerades as a gentle arrabiatta with the after burn of a pregnant mule. Who woulda thunk it. Perhaps it was the strength of the chillis. Perhaps it was just meant to be.

The chilli bush in question has offered 5 harvests of nice, pointy green chillis. And two red chillis. Yup, the same bush. So we took a chance on the red ones.

If you're thinking of growing chillis, the best starter pack is probably your bog standard "mixed chilli seeds" from the nursery. Get fancy once you got practice.

This sauce is a doozy. Goes well on boerrie rolls (hot dogs), bread, steak etc. I’m thinking you could even make a pasta out of it.

Reckless Red Chilli Sauce Recipe

  • 2 super strong red chillis
  • 1 onion
  • ¾ can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 can / sachet tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 basil leaves 
  • 2 cloves garlic 
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar 
  • 3 tablespoons white spirit vinegar 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Heat the olive oil. Use the mincer / blender on the chilli, onion, basil, garlic. Add this to the hot oil. Stir fry a bit (2 to 3 minutes). Add everthing else and bring it to the boil. Simmer for about 15 minutes until you can see the volume start to reduce. When you’re happy - blend until smooth. Decant into appropriate bottle. Voila.

The pasta kicker, with a kick. Goes with anything. Anytime.