Most of you will confirm that jalapenos are green? If you have ever gown your own at home you will quickly find out that eventually they will turn red if left unpicked. the result? A hotter (yet sweeter) jalapeno. Check out Pepperscale.com (click)  for more info on the topic.

If you are familiar with Thai sriracha sauce; red jalapenos are used as a base in this recipe. They are also a very commonly used in Mexican recipe

To utilise your entire jalapeno crop follow the recipe below to convert those red extras into a zingy mexican sauce

Use as a dip, a topping, inside enchiladas or as a chilli addition to any dish you like.

Red Jalapenos Hot Sauce
Serves 3
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Ingredients
  1. 30 x red jalapenos, stems removed, sliced lengthways
  2. 1 small brown onion, finely sliced
  3. 4 cloves garlic finely sliced
  4. 1 tbspn fresh oregano
  5. 1/2 tsp both salt & pepper
  6. 1 tbspn honey
  7. 1 tbspn American mustard
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200deg C
  2. Place sliced jalapenos on a tray with plenty of oil and bake for 1hr - 1hr 15 until some of the jalapenos start to blacken
  3. In a small fry pan heat some oil
  4. Add in onion and garlic and fry stirring 3 minutes
  5. Stir in oregano for a further minute
  6. Only ingredients are cooled add to a food processor with salt, pepper, honey & mustard
  7. Blend until smooth
  8. Taste
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