How to prepare a tasty and genuine pepper sauce at home, to be kept in the pantry, to be used as a seasoning all year round
How to prepare a tasty and genuine pepper sauce at home to keep in the pantry, to be used as a seasoning all year round
That of peperoni is undoubtedly one of the most intoxicating and characteristic scents of the summer season. So why not prepare a delicious sauce to be enjoyed at any time of the year? Making it at home is really simple and can be kept in the pantry for several months, keeping the aroma intact. The pepper sauce can be used to season pasta, on croutons or paired with fresh cheeses. Let's find out how to proceed to prepare it.
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- 500 grams of red peppers
- 1 white onion (or a clove of garlic if you prefer)
- 40 ml of extra virgin olive oil
- a pinch of salt
- a chilli (optional)
First, wash the peppers thoroughly, removing the seeds, the stalk and the white filaments. Cut them into strips. In a large pan, heat the oil and add the sliced onion and a small chilli if you like spicy flavors. Cook over low heat, season with salt and stir, adding hot water from time to time until cooked and softened. Add some hot water from time to time. Turn off the heat and let it cool down a bit.
Put everything in a blender to obtain a creamy and homogeneous mixture. Now all that remains is to transfer your sauce into previously sterilized glass jars. Seal them tightly and turn them upside down when the sauce is still warm. Wait for it to cool down to sterilize them. Just put them in a pot filled with water and boil for about half an hour from the beginning of the boil. Turn off the heat and wait a few minutes before drying them well and placing them in the pantry or in a cool, dark place.
The tomato sauce can be kept for several months. But once you open the jar, you have to put it back in the fridge and consume the sauce within about 3 days.
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