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Simplest Fermented Hot Sauce

Basic recipe for turning any fresh chiles into fermented hot sauce.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword hot sauce, sauce


  • 1 lb fresh chiles any kind
  • 5 % salt


  • Remove stems from chiles and finely chop in a food processor or blender. Add a small amount of water if necessary
  • Add 5% salt by weight to the processed chiles and mix well
  • Add chile mash into a glass jar and sprinkle salt over the top to inhibit mold growth
  • Allow to ferment for two weeks or up to three months