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Homemade Hot Sauce

  • Author: The Fresh 20
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1/2 cup 1x


Tangy, sweet and spicy chili Nam Prik hot sauce



  • 20 dried red chili peppers, stems removed
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 shallot
  • 1” piece of fresh ginger


  1. Heat olive oil in a 2-quart stockpot. Add peppers and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, turn off heat and let peppers soak for ten minutes.
  2. Drain and add peppers to food processor.
  3. Add additional ingredients and process on high until combined.
  4. To make a paste, simply strain and reserve the paste for table condiment.