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Les Petits Chefs make hot sauce with Rossy Earle

Hot pepper for hot sauce on eatlivetravelwrite.comThe Petits Chefs worked with Rossy Earle this week to create one of everyone’s favourite condiments – hot sauce! Rossy’s the queen of hot sauce (her Diabo’s Fuego sauce is used in many restaurants around Toronto) so I was really happy when she said it was “do-able” in an hour! I know many of the boys are fans of hot sauce and there’s such a huge variety available these days but to learn how to make your own is pretty special – and handy! Looking at how much sauce we made (sauce for days years!!) and how relatively few ingredients we used, it’s also a great lesson in budgeting. About an hour in the kitchen produced enough hot sauce to enjoy for ages (and maybe give some away – makes great gifts!).

We started out with some HOT peppers. And gloves…

Kids chop hot peppers for hot sauce on eatlivetravelwrite.com Kids removing seeds from hot peppers for hot sauce on eatlivetravelwrite.com Chopping hot peppers for hot sauce on eatlivetravelwrite.com Kids deseeding hot peppers for hot sauce on eatlivetravelwrite.comThese peppers had come from Rossy’s freezer so the spiciness factor was slightly muted but we were not taking any chances. We’ve had to use the eye bath more than once in the science lab because Petits Chefs have touched their eyes after chopping (less hot than these) peppers!.

To the boys’ surprise, hot sauce is not just hot peppers. We also used some bell peppers…

Kids chopping sweet peppers for hot sauce on eatlivetravelwrite.com Chopping bell peppers for hot sauce on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Some carrots…

Kids chopping carrots for hot sauce on eatlivetravelwrite.comAnd, intriguingly for many boys, some mango… As soon as they heard that this sauce would include mango, a few of them remembered that they have tasted “sweet and spicy” sauce before so it seemed a little less odd! I think many people have hot idea that hot sauce is just a bunch of hot peppers with not much else and , indeed, there are a lot of hot sauces that taste just like that. Rossy explained that this sauce would initially be hot but the heat would fade away, revealing actual flavour, not burn-your-tastebuds heat!

Kids peeling mangoes for hot sauce on eatlivetravelwrite.comOur sauce included some onions…

Kids chopping onions for hot sauce on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Some green onions…

Kids chopping green onions for hot sauce on eatlivetravelwrite.com

A touch of lemon juice…

Kids slicing lemons for juice for hot sauce on eatlivetravelwrite.comAnd, once we’d puréed the majority of the ingredients (there was some garlic and ginger in there too), we cooked them off for about 10-15 minutes, then added the fresh herbs (the green onions, parsley and cilantro)…

Adding parsley and coriander to hot sauce on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Along with some vinegar and mustard… (who knew?)

Adding cider vinegar to hot sauce on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Cooked it a little bit more then blitzed with an immersion blender.

Pureeing hot sauce on eatlivetravelwrite.comWhat could be more simple? We poured the mixture into tiny squeeze bottles with a jug and a funnel (a bit of a messy job, make sure to leave your gloves on for this too!)…

Pouring hot sauce into squeeze bottles on eatlivetravelwrite.comEt voilà!

Hot sauce from scratch made with Rossy Earle on eatlivetravelwrite.comThe boys felt that this would be an excellent alternative to bake sales for fundraising (I think they have something there!) because 1. It’s so easy to make and 2. It’s extremely cost-effective to make a huge batch. Also: DELICIOUS! I marinaded some chicken in the sauce later that night for dinner and it was delicious. Not too hot at all (in fact, I added some more to the finished dish which is unlike me!) and so very flavourful. I’ll be making this again!

Thanks Rossy for showing the boys that even condiments are easy to make at home – and better than store bought! We so appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to work with us.

Read about Rossy’s previous sessions with the Petits Chefs:

Rossy Earle makes empanadas and dulce de leche candies with Les Petits Chefs
Rossy Earle makes alfajores with Les Petits Chefs
Rossy Earle makes “temptation plantain” with Les Petits Chefs
Rossy Earle makes corn and coconut bollos with Les Petits Chefs
Rossy Earle makes pastel de yuca with Les Petits Chefs

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2 Responses to Les Petits Chefs make hot sauce with Rossy Earle

  1. Geoff May 10, 2017 at 18:51 #

    I agree – there is a lot to be said for a really good hot sauce. And, not being cuisine-able myself, I was surprised at how easy this is to make. Nice work LPCs

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