A bottle of your favorite hot sauce is a simple substitution for chili paste. While lacking the consistency of chili paste, the intense pepper flavor (usually from cayenne, jalapeo or habanero peppers) and spiciness make hot sauce an easy replacement ingredient.
What makes a good chili paste substitute at the grocer? Are there ways you can create an alternative for chili paste via common refrigerator and spice rack ingredients? Lets take a look at your options.
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