I had to do it! I had to make a milder version of the Sriracha I made for my husband for Christmas. I love the flavor of regular Sriracha but the heat is too intense for me. Call me a wuss or call me totally NORMAL and everyone else is a freak but I wanted the flavor without all the heat. I DID IT. It is so delicious with just a bit a mouth warming heat to it that my kids went crazy for it and now they love it too. And it is as easy as the other version to boot.
In this milder hot sauce you will be soaking the sweet red peppers with a few dried hot peppers over night. They impart gentle heat and then you’ll remove them before you puree it. If you find you desire more heat you can certainly puree one of the dried peppers in the sauce too. It’s totally customizable and up to you. I think many of the folks who like a bit of heat but find regular store bought hot sauce too much will enjoy this mild yet flavorful sauce.