9 Recipes That Prove Homemade Hot Sauce is Better Than Store Bought

Habanero’s - 7 of them to be exact - are the base for this spicy orange sauce. Slightly sweet, thanks to the addition of orange and limejuice, this sauce wouldn’t be out of place at a local food shack in the Caribbean. And if you’re feeling particularly bold, there’s always the spicier habanero blood orange death kick version that was a little too hot.

This is a milder and more accessible version of my first hot sauce recipe, Habanero Blood Orange Death Kick. When my dad (who grows his own Trinidad Scorpion peppers) said it was way too hot, I took his advice and left out the serranos to curb the heat a bit.... Read More