Posted October 19, 2004 by Nick Lindauer in Recipes

Sinus-Aid Hot Sauce

This hot sauce is a good remedy for a stuffy nose. It may not seem real hot at first, but it will sneak up on you. If you don’t enjoy heat, this isn’t for you. There are hotter sauces out there I’m sure, but this isn’t for sissies. I eat it on many things, from meat to vegetables.

1 (28 ounces) can whole canned tomatoes, peeled
4 jalapeno peppers
3 habanero peppers
2 cubanelle peppers (can use any mild & flavorful pepper) (optional)
2-4 cloves garlic
salt (I use kosher)

1. Boil peppers in water for about 10 minutes, or until jalapenos turn from deep emerald-like green to an olive green (They should be soft, but not mushy).
2. Remove peppers from water and cut off stem caps, but do not remove seeds.
3. Place peppers, tomatoes, garlic, and a teaspoon of salt into a food processor.
4. Blend in the food processor for 20-30 seconds, depending upon desired consistency.
5. Taste the sauce, and if necessary, add more salt (pulse-mix a few times to stir in any added salt).
6. Pour into a re-sealable container or jar and enjoy with chips or use as a condiment.
7. When sinuses begin to”clear up,” and they will, use kleenex.
8. NOTE: After using the food processor, it is sometimes best to open in a well ventilated area.
9. The fumes from processing boiling hot peppers can take your breath away.

by Mark Hendricks

Nick Lindauer

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