We start with a hot sauce. Simple and tasty. I modified this from a blog I follow, Viet World Kitchen.
6 oz hot chiles, stemmed and choppedI used a mixture of chiles raided from a local grocer.
4 cloves garlic, chopped
½ tsp salt
1 ½ tbsp sugar
1 ½ tbsp white wine vinegar
Remove the stems from the chiles. Toss in a food processor with the garlic, salt, sugar and vinegar.
Pulse to make a nice, coarse goop.
Andrea at Viet World Kitchen suggests tasting at this point, and adjusting the seasoning. One tiny tidbit of this lovely mess burned my mouth. Three servings of yogurt, a glass of water and an entire bottle of beer didn't make me feel better. I'm not sure I had the seasonings right.
Simmer on the stove for five to ten minutes. Add water as necessary to maintain consistency.
Remove from heat and save as a condiment to add a nice touch of heat to your dishes. But be careful. This is hot!
By Bbq Dude