|Homemade "Wrecked Junction" Hot Sauce or Spicy Green Tomato-Serrano Hot Sauce|
For the Hot Sauce:
½lb Firm Green Tomatoes, Cut into Slices (this was about 3 large tomatoes for me)
4 Large Shallots, Cut into Slices
½lb Fresh Serranos
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper, To Taste
2 Large Cloves of Fresh Garlic, Minced
1C Cider Vinegar + 1C White Vinegar
1C Honey (or to taste)
1 Lime, Zested
1T Fresh Cilantro, Minced
1. Roasting the Vegetables: Preheat the oven to broil or 500 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silpat and spread the slices of green tomatoes and shallots evenly on the pan. Drizzle them with olive oil and sprinkle with salt& pepper. Cook them until they are softened and starting to char slightly, about 7-10 minutes, depending on your oven. Scrape the cooked tomatoes and shallots into a food processor. Next, add on the fresh Serranos and toss them with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Cook the peppers until blackened and charred, about 10-12 minutes. Remove them from the oven and let them cool, and then peel off the skins and place them into the food processor along with the tomatoes and shallots.
2. Making the Hot Sauce: Add the minced garlic into the food processor and pulse until the mixture is pureed, but still has a slightly chunky consistency. Blend or whisk in the vinegars, honey, lime zest, and fresh cilantro. Season to taste with salt, pepper, sugar or honey. Pour into jars and preserve.
3. Serve with chicken fried chicken skins or your favorite fried chicken recipe!