It's been sizzling hot here in Kentucky (heat indexes of 105-110 the past few days) so I thought I'd give the recipe for a hot and spicy Siracha.
Homemade Siracha (like Garlic Tobasco, but you can make it hotter)
3/4 lb Jalapenos, stems removed, roughly chopped
3/4 lb Serrano peppers, stems removed, roughly chopped
4 cloves Garlic
3 Tbl Brown Sugar
1 Tbl Kosher Salt
1/3 c Water
Small piece of Thai Chile (or other really hot pepper - optional)
Mix all of that in a blender. Put mixture in a large glass jar and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Place in a cool, dark spot for 3-5 days, stirring down once a day. Once bubbly (fermented) blend with 1/2 distilled white Vinegar. Strain through a fine mesh strainer, pushing pulp through.
Put sauce in a heavy pan and bring to a boil, stirring often, until thickened (5-10 minutes). Skim foam from the top. Refrigerate once cooled. Stays good for months.
Note: you can use red Jalapenos (Fresno Chilies) and it will be hotter. Use green jalapenos and serrano's if that is all you have. The sauce will be green, but still tasty! Add little bits of the sauce to chili or soup =)