Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce Recipe – Easy Kitchen Guide

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By Dr. Leah Alexander | Published on March 8, 2023 | Last Updated on November 20, 2023

Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce is a spicy and flavorful condiment made with the world’s hottest chili pepper, the Carolina Reaper. It combines roasted peppers, garlic, onion, vinegar, and salt to create a tasty addition to any meal. This hot sauce will add an extra kick of flavor to all your favorite dishes.

In this article, we’ll share the Carolina reaper hot sauce recipe, including ingredients and step-by-step instructions on how to make it. We’ll also give tips on what to serve with this sauce and how to store any leftover sauce. So, keep reading!

Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce Recipe

What is Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce?

Carolina Reaper is the hottest pepper in the world and has been recognized by the Guinness World Records. The namesake hot sauce is made with these peppers and combines them with other ingredients to create a spicy, flavorful condiment.

If you’re looking for a way to add some heat and flavor to your dishes, Carolina Reaper hot sauce is the way to go. The combination of roasted peppers, garlic, onion, vinegar, and salt makes for a delicious addition to all kinds of meals.

What does it taste like?

Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce has a sweet, smoky flavor and intense spicy heat from the peppers.  The roasted peppers, garlic, and onion add to the complexity of the flavor while the vinegar and salt help to balance it out. It’s a great addition to all kinds of dishes, from tacos and burritos to steak and chicken.

How did I first get introduced to the Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce?

I first got introduced to the Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce at an American local restaurant that served it with one of their dishes. I was immediately intrigued by its unique flavor and quickly realized how versatile it was. It’s great on tacos, burritos, pizza, eggs, sandwiches, and more. I’ve been hooked ever since!

How to make Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce?

Making your own Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce is easy and only takes about 30 minutes. Here’s what you’ll need:

How to make Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce?

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Carolina Reaper peppers
  • 3 tablespoons good quality vinegar
  • 1 medium white onion sliced in half
  • 1 large bulb of garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt or more to taste
  • 1 cup of water or more, as desired

Directions

Step 1

First, preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and place the Carolina Reaper peppers, garlic, and onion on a baking sheet.

Step 2

Then bake all of them for 15-20 minutes or until the skins slightly char. Monitor carefully to avoid burning.

Step 3

At this point, you have to put roasted vegetables into a food processor, along with vinegar and salt. Mix until chunky.

Step 4

Add half a cup of water and blend until the sauce reaches the desired consistency.

Step 5

Now, strain if necessary, and then pour them into sterilized bottles and store them for later use.

Step 6

Allow to sit and meld flavors before serving. Serve it with your favorite savory dish.

Tips

  • Wear gloves when handling peppers, as they can irritate your skin.
  • Strain the sauce to remove any large chunks of vegetables if desired.
  • Adjust the thickness of your sauce by adding more water as needed.
Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce Recipe

Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce Recipe

Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce is a spicy and flavorful condiment made with the world’s hottest chili pepper, the Carolina Reaper. It combines roasted peppers, garlic, onion, vinegar, and salt to create a tasty addition to any meal. This hot sauce will add an extra kick of flavor to all your favorite dishes.
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Author: Dr. Leah Alexander
Course: Hot souce, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 16kcal

Equipment

  • baking sheet
  • Food processor

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of water or more as desired providing a hydrating element that helps to balance the intensity of the peppers, while also allowing the flavors to meld together, resulting in a harmonious and well-rounded dish.
  • 2 large bulbs of garlic bursting with pungent and aromatic flavors, infusing a rich and savory taste that complements the heat of the peppers and adds complexity to the recipe.
  • 2 medium white onions sliced in half, imparting a subtle sweetness and a crisp texture when cooked, enhancing the overall depth of the dish.
  • 16 ounces of fiery and intense Carolina Reaper peppers known for their extreme heat and distinctive fruity flavor, adding a scorching sensation to any dish.
  • 1 teaspoon of salt or more to taste acting as a flavor enhancer, intensifying the natural flavors of the ingredients and bringing out their full potential.
  • 6 tablespoons of good quality vinegar lending a tangy and acidic note that balances the heat of the Carolina Reaper peppers, creating a perfect harmony of flavors.

Instructions

  • First, preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and place the Carolina Reaper peppers, garlic, and onion on a baking sheet.
  • Then bake all of them for 15-20 minutes or until the skins slightly char. Monitor carefully to avoid burning.
  • At this point, you have to put roasted vegetables into a food processor, along with vinegar and salt. Mix until chunky.
  • Add half a cup of water and blend until the sauce reaches the desired consistency.
  • Now, strain if necessary, and then pour them into sterilized bottles and store them for later use.
  • Allow to sit and meld flavors before serving. Serve it with your favorite savory dish.

Notes

  • Wear gloves when handling peppers, as they can irritate your skin.
  • Strain the sauce to remove any large chunks of vegetables if desired.
  • Adjust the thickness of your sauce by adding more water as needed.
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Nutrition Fact

Calories: 10

Total Fat: 0g

Saturated Fat: 0g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 200mg

Carbohydrates: 2g

Fiber: 0g

Protein: 0g 

What to serve with Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce?

Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce is a great addition to any dish if you want to add extra flavor and spice. Try it on tacos, burritos, sandwiches, eggs, pizza, and more. It’s also great for adding an extra kick of flavor to salads or as a dip for vegetables.

How to store Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce?

Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce should be stored in sterilized bottles or jars and kept in the refrigerator. It will keep for up to a month when refrigerated. If you want to extend the shelf-life of your sauce, you can freeze it for up to six months.

Can pregnant women eat this?

Pregnant women should not eat this sauce due to the high capsaicin level, which can harm both mother and baby. It’s best to avoid eating this sauce if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

FAQs

Is Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce spicy?

Yes, Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce is extremely spicy due to the presence of the world’s hottest chili pepper, the Carolina Reaper.

Can I adjust the spiciness of my sauce?

Yes, you can adjust the spiciness. The sweetness of the roasted vegetables combines perfectly with the acidity of the vinegar and salt to create a unique flavor that is sure to please even the most adventurous of eaters. You can also add more peppers or reduce the number to adjust the heat level.

Wrapping Up

Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce is a great way to add flavor and spice to any dish. It’s easy to make and takes just 30 minutes. Plus, it stores well in the refrigerator or can be frozen for later use. Be sure to wear gloves when handling peppers and adjust the spiciness of your sauce according to preference.

Best of all, it is low in fat and calories and can be stored for up to a month when refrigerated or frozen for up to six months. So if you’re looking for an extra kick of flavor, try Carolina Reaper Hot Sauce!

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Dr. Leah Alexander, M.D., is a board-certified Pediatrician in New Jersey and has been working at Elizabeth Pediatric Group of New Jersey since 2000.
She also has a passion for culinary arts that extends beyond the medical realm. After completing culinary school at the French Culinary Institute, she started Global Palate, LLC, a catering firm, in 2007. She ran her own six-year-old catering company and served small group parties as an owner and executive chef.

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