This hot pepper medley, relish or salad is my interpretation of a locally available but expensive jarred peppers. My Dad and brother liked the peppers a LOT but between per unit cost and shipping they were REALLY expensive so they broke down the recipe and made their own and it quickly turned into a small business and then the economy went ... well... everyone knows where it went..
The following recipe is my adaptation to dad's recipe. I use it on everything from breakfast eggs to sandwichs and salads. Im a long time pepperhead and this is rather spicey so feel free to adapt to your own tastes
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Step 1: Going Shopping
In this instance Im using store bought and jarred peppers but you can substitute fresh peppers
large jar of sliced jalapenos ... fresh will work but you'll need some juice from another jar of peppers
2jars of roasted red peppers or a couple of fresh green bell peppers will work
Hot sauce.. Im using habanero hot sauce but you can use that red water or what ever you like
1med onion... color is upto you, I had a red onion handy
salt and pepper
Step 2: Chop and Dump
slice up the onion to a size that works for you and slice up the peppers, drain the jar of jalapenos and reserve the liquid. Put all the peppers and onions in a pot
Step 3: Oooops
Realize the pot you picked is to small and find a bigger one........ add about half of the reserved jalapeno liquid, half a jar of italian dressing, palm full of dried pepper flakes, tables spoon to half bottle of hot sauce,couple of big tablespoons of chopped garlic, salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to simmer, simmer until the onions are softened and the liquid has reduced a bit...about a half hr or 45 minutes
Step 4: Jar It Up
Use safe canning/jarring practices. These don't last long enough around here to go bad but I wash the jar really well and submerge it in boiling water, dry it upside down in a 200 degree oven and finally swish a shot of vodka around the interior and lid.
Using a ladle or large spoon, place the still HOT peppers into the clean jar and screw on the lid and allow to cool some before placing in the frig.