Jalapeño-Serrano Hot Sauce


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Jalape\u00f1o-Serrano Hot Sauce
  • Yield:Makes about 2 cups
  • Active time: 10 minutes
  • Total time:3 days
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  • 15 medium jalapenos, roughly chopped
  • 5 serrano chiles, roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 cups distilled white vinegar


  1. 1.

    Place jalapenos, serrano chiles, garlic, and salt in the workbowl of a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped. With the motor running, slowly add in vinegar through the feed tube. Process until smooth.

  2. 2.

    Transfer chile mixture in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 1 minute, remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Pour mixture in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid and let stand in a cool, dark place for 3 days.

  3. 3.

    Pour sauce through a fine mesh strainer into a medium bowl, pressing on solids to extract as much liquid as possible. Pour into a clean glass jar, discarding drained solids, and store for up to 6 months in the refrigerator.