If you’re a fan of both sweet and spicy flavors, then this homemade Blueberry Ghost Pepper hot sauce recipe is perfect for you. It’s easy to make and uses fresh blueberries, ghost pepper, and other simple ingredients to create a delicious hot sauce that will add a zing to any dish. This recipe makes approximately 16 ounces of hot sauce.
Table of Contents:
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 4-5 fresh ghost peppers, stems removed
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 cup honey
- In a small saucepan, combine the blueberries, ghost peppers, white vinegar, water, garlic, salt, and black pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat and then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 5-10 minutes, or until the blueberries have burst and the peppers have softened.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the mixture cool for a few minutes.
- Pour the mixture into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Return the mixture back to the saucepan and stir in the honey.
- Simmer the mixture for an additional 5 minutes until it has thickened slightly.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and let it cool completely before transferring it to a clean jar or bottle.
- Store the hot sauce in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.
This Blueberry Ghost Pepper hot sauce recipe adds a unique flavor to any dish. It’s great as a dip for chips, added to burgers, pizzas, eggs or even grilled cheese sandwiches. This sauce can also be used as a marinade for meats, or added to any recipe that calls for hot sauce.
Tips and Notes:
- Be careful when handling ghost peppers as they can be extremely spicy. Use gloves or wash hands thoroughly after handling.
- If you prefer a milder sauce, you can reduce the number of ghost peppers used or remove the seeds before adding them to the recipe.
- Adjust the honey to your preference of sweetness
1. What is ghost pepper?
Ghost pepper, also known as Bhut Jolokia, is one of the spiciest peppers in the world. It has a Scoville heat rating of over 1 million units and is about 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce.
2. How long can I store this hot sauce?
You can store this hot sauce in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.
3. Can I use frozen blueberries?
Yes, you can use frozen blueberries instead of fresh blueberries in this recipe.
4. Is it necessary to wear gloves when handling ghost peppers?
It’s highly recommended to wear gloves when handling ghost peppers to avoid any skin irritation or burns.
5. Can I substitute honey with maple syrup?
Yes, you can substitute honey with maple syrup or any other sweetener of your choice.
This Blueberry Ghost Pepper hot sauce recipe is perfect for those who love a sweet and spicy flavor. It’s easy to make and can be used to add a zing to any dish. Be sure to follow the tips and notes provided to make the perfect hot sauce. Enjoy!