One night at dinner I was looking at the bottle of Rancho Gordo hot sauce and realized there wasn't anything in the ingredients that I didn't already have in my cupboard. So, I went to work on re-creating it in my own kitchen.
Crisp slices of red onion are marinated in a mixture of citrus juice, white wine vinegar, salt, pepper and allspice until tart and tender. Charred jalapeño and bay leaves are added to the mix to bump up the savory spice factor.
KSK= Use whatever veg you have in the house when the kimchi urge strikes. Make the basic kimchi spicy paste (garlic, ginger, scallions, soy sauce, fish sauce), but substitute roles normally played by cabbage and radish with any crunchy veg!