Hot sauces have been around since humans started eating chilli peppers, and popular since someone figured out how good they taste. In fact, the Aztecs are known to be the first group to use chilli peppers as long as 9000 years ago.
Within decades of contact with Spain and Portugal in the 16th century, the American plant was carried across Europe and into Africa and Asia, and altered through selective breeding.
Since then, hot sauce has taken on many different styles, from the hot sauce of The Americas, to chilli sauces and pastes from Asia, the varieties seem endless!
Now for the challenge:
Create your own Hot Chilli Sauce….this can be a simple hot sauce, a chilli paste, you can experiment with various flavours whether it be with fruit, vegetables, spices or green chillis…the sky is the limit!
We recommend for this challenge creating a fermented hot sauce; it lasts longer and has more depth of flavour, plus it has good beneficial bacteria for your gut bio.
Nathan has provided three recipes for inspiration below.
So all you have to do is:
Create it, name it, bottle it, and when the Club re-opens, we will taste it – with a blind tasting comp to choose the winner of the inaugural Tattersalls Hot Chilli Trophy!
To ask Chef Nathan any questions please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org