Food is all about taste, color and texture. Sauces add all this to any dish. There are several for every kind of dish but there are some sauces that have become clear favorites. For example, there are sauces that are made for serving chicken. Out of all of them, ghost pepper wing sauce is the darling choice for eating chicken wings.

There is a basic recipe for it but there are several variations of it. This sauce is loved for the kick, heat and burn it gives chicken wings which are a popular starter dish. Wings are also popularly served with drinks as accompaniments in bars and as snacks.

It is very easy to prepare it with the basic recipe. It is made with eight chili peppers, a couple of ghost peppers, one teaspoon of black pepper from a grind, two flat teaspoons of salt and two cups of vinegar. It is a good idea to handle the ghost peppers with gloves because they are very hot and can cause the hands to itch. If you should accidentally touch your eyes after touching the peppers, your eyes will sting. The peppers need to be washed and then dried well. You can dry them with paper towels.

Trim the stems off the peppers and remove and discard the seeds and membrane. Chop up what is left and put the slices into a pepper. Put in the salt, cups of vinegar and ground black pepper. Blend on medium speed until you get a mixture that is smooth and well mixed.

The basic recipe can be varied in different ways. One way to vary it is to add pineapple which adds a tangy sweetness. Additional spices like cinnamon are also used. Another variation is the Danny Cash Fallen Angel, heartbreaking dawns 1841, mad dog 357 ghost pepper wing sauces to name just a few variations.

For those who cannot stand the full heat of ghost peppers, there is the option of making it a bit sweet. The sweet variety has a little sugar, honey, butter, vegetable oil or olive oil and ketchup. This takes the edge off the hotness of the peppers and so that the sauce is a bit sweet. Another way you can add a bit of sweetness is by adding in some fruit pulp. Some people prefer peaches while others add apples whose flavor goes well with that of vinegar. Ripe mango also works well.

If you like a smooth sauce without pepper chunks, pass it through a sieve to remove this bits. Use what you need and decant what is left into a glass jar with should be covered with a lid. Preserve it in the refrigerator. It will keep well for at least two weeks as long as it remains in the fridge.

Apart from putting it on chicken wings, ghost pepper wing sauce can be used on burgers, ribs and other kinds of meat apart from chicken. You can also add it into stews and other dishes. It can be served on the side in a condiment holder so that people can add as much or as little as they want considering how hot it is. You can pour it over the wings or other dish that you are serving it with.

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