Why This Recipe Works
To make our own rooster sauce, minus the preservatives we puree raw seeded red jalapenos in a blender along with garlic, water, and vinegar. This mixture is then cooked in a saucepan along with a little sugar to balance the sourness and heat. A final whirl in the blender thoroughly pulverizes any remaining chile bits. We store the mixture in the refrigerator and use it on everything from stir-fries and rice to eggs and macaroni and cheese.