Our friend Mike's parents grew a bunch of peppers (along with other delicious veggies) this summer, and sent us home with some of the peppers on Saturday evening. Christopher was super excited to make a ghost pepper sauce, but one that didn't assault the taste buds.
On Sunday afternoon he couldn't wait to get into the kitchen to start on his sauce. It turned out perfectly. The flavours in the sauce don't get masked by heat; you get a little bit of everything. If you don't like cilantro, however, then this sauce is not the one for you. Our friend Mike asked if the ghost pepper masks the "soapy" taste of the cilantro ... nope, it doesn't.
Just Right Ghost Pepper, Cilantro Sauce
1 ghost pepper (ribs and seeds removed; wear plastic gloves)
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup white vinegar
1 large garlic clove
juice of half a lime
1 medium tomato
half a bunch of cilantro
Blend everything together until smooth (he used the Vita-Mix). Put into a pot, and bring to a boil. Simmer 10-15 minutes. Cool, bottle and enjoy.
We both covered our eggs with this sauce this morning. It was perfect. It's not too hot at all; we've both had way hotter sauces. It's delicious with a nice bit of heat, which is exactly what we were hoping for. You could always add another ghost pepper if you really want a punch of heat.
Do you like spicy foods? Have you tried ghost peppers?