I always like to have a spicy hot sauce on hand. this one follows my simple equation of :

Hot peppers+Balancing act+acid+sweet+salt+spice = Chili Sauce

I follow equations especially when inspired by pantry items. So, this one is:

Serrano, jalapeños + summer Early Girl tomatoes,fresh garlic+lemon juice+dates+pink Himalayan  salt+coriander powder ,fennel  THAT'S IT !!!!

6 serranos, stemmed

6 jalapeños , stemmed

4 medium tomatoes, really ripe

10-12 cloves of garlic, peeled

2 lemons, juiced

3 dates ( I had Mejdool), soaked

1 tablespoon coriander powder ( the coriander was lightly toasted before grinding)

1 teaspoon fennel powder

Salt to taste

  • Everything , except the lemon juice was finely processed in the food processor.
  • Place the sauce in bowl. Add lemon juice and salt. Taste to adjust seasoning.



  1. Use with Tacos
  2. Use with stir fries
  3. Use as dip or add spice to your dip
  4. Use to spice up your marinade
  5. Use to up your BBQ sauce