Over that past few weeks we have had an abundance of fruits and veggies... oh wait... that's nothing new. Except this time we had mangos that I made my first mango jam with. that would be the yellowy-orange jar in the front. And no, I did not add any color to it... That's all real!
With the tomatoes I made salsa (dark jar), and with the Hawai'ian hot chili peppers I just this morning made some hot chili water. The water is sort of like a tabasco sauce, but WAY hot. It's going to be great on rice and noodle dishes.
Here is my own recipe for Chili Water
2 cups water
1/4 cup whole Hawai'ian chilis
1 tablespoon coarse salt
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon raw sugar
2 gloves garlic
2 thick slices of fresh ginger
Bring all to a boil in a covered saucepan then reduce heat to low and simmer 20 minutes.
Transfer to a food mill and press through. Repeat 2-3 times, making sure to scrape the pulp from the bottom of the mill.
Store in clean jars and refrigerate. Should last a few months.