7 Sauces for Summer

Photo by: Melanie Einzig
Fresh Sriracha (aka, home made 'Rooster')
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Serves 1 1/2 cups
1/2 pound red fresno chiles, coarsely chopped
4 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon ... more 
Photo by: Melanie Einzig
Fresh Sriracha (aka, home made 'Rooster')
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Serves 1 1/2 cups
1/2 pound red fresno chiles, coarsely chopped
4 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup distilled white vinegar
2 tablespoons palm sugar

1. Place all the ingredients except the sugar in a jar and let sit overnight to mellow the heat of the peppers.
2. Place the mixture and sugar in small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, then lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool to room temperature.
3.Transfer to a blender and puree for about 5 minutes, until a smooth, orange-red mixture forms. Run through a strainer and smush out as much juice as possible.
4. Once refrigerated, the sauce should have the same consistency and texture as the 'Rooster,' but much fresher-tasting! less 
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Thu, Jul 5, 2012 10:48 AM EDT
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