Sunday, September 8, 2013

Hot Mango Flush Hot Sauce

     I've been on quite a hot sauce kick this summer. Mostly this is due to the fact that making hot sauce is the most efficient way to use up lots of garden produce in one shot. This time I decided I was going to make my own hot sauce from scratch. I know that mango is a solid accompaniment to most hot peppers, so I used jalapenos and mangoes as the base. From there I just sort of went bat-shit crazy and started adding stuff. What I ended up with elicited tremendous positive response from the The Wife and our friend Dan. This sauce starts with a straight shot of jalapeno then opens up into a finish of fruit and a bite from the rum. We put the naming rights up for a vote on my Facebook page and the hands down winner came from The Wife. She knows that my favorite band is Jethro Tull. Most of the band members are huge pepper heads and really enjoy spicy foods. They make mention of hot foods more than once in their music. She suggested naming the sauce after one of their songs: "Hot Mango Flush." I know a winner when I hear one!
As always, any notes are in blue.
Hot Mango Flush

  • 1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted and cubed
  • 12 jalapenos stemmed and seeded (or leave the seeds in if you want more heat)
  • 1 medium onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup gold rum
  • 1 teaspoon Ukrainian Village Seasoning from The Spice House (this seasoning is a blend of salt, garlic, onion, pepper, green onion, and red and green peppers)

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large, non-reactive pan. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer. Simmer for about 10-12 minutes or until all the vegetables are soft. 
  2. Load everything into a blender and pulse until smooth.
    Looks like a sneeze gone wrong. I assure you it does not taste that way.
  3. If you are using right away, just put in a container and refrigerate. If you plan on long term storage, this will yield a little over one pint of sauce. Load into two half pint jars and process in a boiling water bath for 15 minutes (As always, if you're not familiar with canning, refer to the National Center for Home Food Preparation to learn how not to accidentally poison your entire family)
Good Times!

1 comment:

  1. I was just given a bucket full of jalapenos, I'll have to give this a try. Thank you for sharing this recipe on this weeks Creative Muster. Now that you've found our party I hope that you'll continue to join us every Tuesday evening.