Screaming Hot Hot Sauce–a love language

My husband loves hot sauce. I mean, he really loves it! I’m more of “touch of heat” kind of person when it comes to my hot sauce preferences, but Mr. Johns is the opposite.

Now, because of various allergies, we can’t just buy whatever hot sauce appeals to my husband, so in my attempt to find something he’d really enjoy, I started trying my hand at homemade hot sauce.

It turns out, I make a really good hot sauce! I don’t eat it, but my husband loves it, and I’ve been told by my guests who’ve tried it that it’s really tasty.

So the other day in the grocery store, my son and I spotted the hottest peppers we’ve EVER seen in town, Ghost Peppers, and we knew what we had to do!

They turned into the hottest hot sauce I’ve made yet, and Mr. Johns has never felt more loved.

To be on the safe side, I had my son use tongs to hold the peppers. The last thing you want to do it touch a pepper and then rub your eyes. (Ack!) But this is the recipe for my Screaming Hot Hot Sauce.


-about three cups of whole hot peppers (these were Ghost peppers)

-8 garlic cloves, minced

-a generous squirt of lemon juice (probably 1/4 cup)

-3 tbsp olive oil

-1/2 cup of water

-2 tbsp salt


Put the oil, garlic, and hot peppers into a sauce pan and gently sauté over medium head until the hot peppers are soft. Then add the water and simmer until the water is gone. This will soften up the peppers even more.

Next, add the salt and lemon juice, and put the whole mixture into a blender and blend until smooth.

Store in an air tight container in the fridge. If you have extra, it freezes well, too.

I love how every couple has their unique relationship short hand–Mr. Johns and I being no different. If you love love the way I love love, I hope you’ll check out my books. 🙂

In the meantime, happy reading!

2 responses to “Screaming Hot Hot Sauce–a love language”

  1. I love hot sauce but my stomach can’t handle it the older I get. Sounds so yummy though. Enjoy your sauce Mr. Johns. Great job to Son Johns for chopping and helping you.

    1. Actually, this time around I stood back and gave instructions and let him make it. Trying to pass down the family recipes. 🙂

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