As a child I loved anything sweet and could not tolerate spicy. Fortunately, my mom seldom (never?) cooked spicy food. The closest I ever came to spicy was the tamales we bought from the "tamale man's" shop down the street. They were sooooo good but hardly spicy at all. I suspect this was due to the neighborhood I lived in which seemed to know only "traditional Southern cooking". With the exception of "Cajun", Southern food I am familiar with is not spicy.
My taste extended into adulthood until late in life when I acquired a love for spicy food. How or why...I don't know but today I love it.
Over the years I tried many homemade hot sauce recipes and even created a few of my own. Some were O.K., most just had something missing which I could not identify. Until I found this recipe which I altered a little with my own preferences.
This tangy Cilantro lime hot sauce is delightful on Southern Greens, black eyed peas or fried fish. It is spicy but not red hot.
This is a very easy recipe that seldom fails to please. If you want to kick it up a notch do not remove the seeds and membrane from the peppers in step 1.