Let me start off this recipe by saying that I could drink this stuff out of the bottle. Is that a healthy amount of spicy sauce to have all in one go? No, but I could still drink it.
The bottles of Tabasco sauce are pretty expensive to buy and when it is so easy to make yourself, it is an easy decision to make. Usually when I am creating healthier alternatives, I will mention in the write-up that is has much less added junk than the original, but Tabasco is actually not too bad. I mean, it does just say “spice”, which always makes me suspicious and the sodium count is high, so making it yourself is still a better option.
We have been keeping some of this in the fridge to add to usually bland food like chicken and broccoli and it adds a lot of flavour with some kick to it as well. Of course it is the perfect addition to any Mexican dish.
Someone on Instagram asked me if this is spicy. Yes, it is fairly spicy as it has chipotle in it which is between 1500-2000 scoville units. Habenero is at 7000, so this is classed as a medium heat.
The recipe uses Chipotle en adobo, which I got from a Mexican supermarket. If you can’t find that and you live in the UK, Asda have mini jars of chipotle paste in the spice section that will work. If not, buy dried whole chipotles and rehydrate them and add them to the blender along with some tomato puree (tomato paste).
Ingredients – Serves 8:
– 200g/7oz chipotle en adobo
– 45ml/3tbsp cider vingar
– 80ml/1/3 cup water
– Half a tsp of sea salt
– 1tsp onion powder
– 1 tsp garlic powder
1) Put all the ingredients in a blender (or use a hand blender) and blend until smooth. If it is still too thick, add a little more water until you get the desired consistency.
Nutritional Information – Per person:
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