Hot Sauce #1 - Toxic Lime
Back with another sauce - this time I thought i'd try something of a Thai theme: lime, kaffier lime, lemongrass, and fresh coriander. I just grabbed a few things from the garden and the pantry that seemed to match and came up with my second sauce, Sauce #1 - Toxic Lime.
|60g||Fresh coriander, including root and stem.|
|12g||Fresh lemon basil leaves.|
|2||Kaffir lime leaf.|
|1||Kaffir lime zest.|
|2||Limes, juice and zest.|
|200g||Cayesan chillies (large fleshy chillies)|
|100g||Habaneros (about 15)|
|1/2 cup||Malt vinegar.|
|1/2 cup||Cane Sugar.|
|1 tsp||Citric Acid.|
|2 tbl||Mushroom soy sauce (Happy Boy Brand)|
Cut the ginger, lemongrass and lime leaf into fine slices and then put into a food processor and process until finely chopped. Add all of the other fresh ingredients (everything until and including the chillies) and blend thoroughly into a fine paste.
Place into a medium sized saucepan on a low heat and add the liquids and bring to a slow simmer.
Stir in the sugar and simmer everything slowly 'until done' - 30+ minutes.
Use a stick blender to liquefy everything together as much as possible.
This has a slightly strange flavour - despite lime and chilli seeming a good match I've never really found something where it truly 'worked'. Perhaps the kaffier lime zest is a little overpowering, as is the coriander. I will have to leave it for a bit and try it with some suitable food (might go well with pork?).
It definitely has a lime flavour to it though, which is what I was trying to achieve so at this point i'd call it a success. And it smells wonderful. It's probably about a 7 out of 10 for heat as with the previous recipe.