Originally Posted by Feb2003
BUT, now I have a Blendtec and have been thinking about making it in there so please let me know how it goes.
Ok... better incredibly late than never. I finally got this done. And I'm sniffling and snorting to prove it.
What I did...
Got out all my ingredients, my two gigantic jars, my Blendtech and my cutting board. Chopped the horseradish (after scrubbing the dirt off... never used real horseradish before, wasn't entirely sure if it needed to be peeled). Decided I'd better wait on blending it, since it's one of the things that can make you cry.
Chopped the ginger and separated the garlic into bulbs (didn't peel). Chucked those in the blender with about two cups of vinegar. Pulsed it until it looked like mush. Scraped it into a bowl.
Chopped the onions (red ones, because they looked the best at the store). Cried like a baby. Plopped them into the blender with some vinegar, pulsed a bit then decided to try the "whole juice" setting. Stopped it a little early once mush had been achieved. Poured it into the bowl with the garlic and ginger. Decided it wasn't too cold to have the screen door open after all.
Plopped the chopped horseradish in... with vinegar... pulsed very slowly. The horseradish was a small challenge, but it did well. I stopped it when it looked shredded... didn't get too mushy. Realized my bowl was much too small, so got out a bigger one.
Then I carefully sliced the stems off my assortment of scary peppers, never touching the cut parts, and placed them one by one into the blender, praying they didn't slip. Some of them are rumored to occasionally burst into flames spontaneously.
Blendered them up real quick, and then portioned the hot stuff directly into the jars. Didn't want to trust myself to mix it in well enough... and then I might end up with one jar of molten lava and one jar of mildly spicy.
Glopped the rest into the two jars, topped up with vinegar, and found them a spot in a cupboard.
I think I ended up not using nearly enough vinegar. Not sure what to do about that.
Now I'm staring at the sinkful of scary-spicy dishes... yikes. Next time I'll plan ahead better, maybe.
One note... if you are pregnant or otherwise incontinent, prepare yourself ahead of time. I descended into a sniffling, sneezing, coughing mess thanks to all the vapors, but dared not run to the bathroom until AFTER I had washed my hands FIVE times, just in case I had one molecule of pepper juice on my hands.
By that time I kinda needed new pants.
And, wash with cold water... hot water is more likely to spread the spicy oil.