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May 8, 2009 08:57 AM

Subway's spicy red pepper sauce

Sauce? Pepper relish (but not sticky sweet like relish)? I am trying to get this recipe for summer canning. It is red peppers, green peppers (not sure which is the warm one) & onion in a mildly sweet, tangy liquid - not jelly-like at all. A DF gets extra tubs of this stuff every time he eats at Subway & has concocted the most fab appetizer ever.
He has a 1/2 gallon glass jar of the Subway chili relish & he adds additional cider vinegar. He then peels & lightly steam cloves of garlic (until just barely tender) & tosses them in the jar to marinate. He must eat at Subway a lot - I don't want to develop that habit LOL.
Anyway the garlic cloves take on simply the nicest spicy mildly warm slightly sweet mildly tangy flavor - addictive! Would be oh so good on freshly grilled bits of ciabatta bread.
I'd love to locate Subway's secret recipe (Googling has revealed nada for me) so i could can this up with summer bounty - PC, water bath or even just store in fridge but I suspect it would be OK for water bath from taste.
Any help would be most appreciated.
Such a nice way to eat 8 to 10 garlic cloves a day.

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  1. I think you're referring to what in Baltimore is just called "hots." I always ask for extra hots at Subway.

    A common brand in the Mid-Atlantic area is Sun of Italy. Here's their web page. What you want is the "Ground Hot Cherry Peppers."

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    1. A nice poster on the Home Cooking board told me about dropping peeled garlic cloves into a jar of pickled jalapenos and swears they are also addictive...would this work for you? Mine have been in there for a few days now (my first batch) so I'll try it tonight. I always keep a jar of pickled jalapenos in my fridge so that part is easy.