So I decided to put some of my dried arbols to use this weekend by whipping up a batch of hot sauce. I used a Bayliss recipe which was essentially toasted sesame seeds, coriander, salt, some other spices, vinegar and some reconstituted arbols...
Couple thoughts/questions on the process:
1) Is seeding the arbols necessary? I'm guessing if you strain at the end of the process, you don't really need to worry about seeds. I did seed the arbols before hand and managed to burn my hands, eyes etc etc etc (wear gloves!)
2) I used apple cider vinegar and I feel like this is a weak point in the end product. Can someone recommend another vinegar? Perhaps just a better brand (I used the Heinz vinegar I believe). This flavor is too prominent at the front of the hot sauce.
Anyone else have experience with this?
thanks in advance!