Emeril's Worcestershire Sauce

3 generous pints

Spice up your New York Strip Steak dinner with Emeril Lagasse's fiery variation of the classic sauce. Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, adapted from Emeril's Creole Christmas, William Morrow & Company Inc., New York, 1997, courtesy Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 6 cups coarsely chopped onions

  • 4 jalapenos, with stems and seeds, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper

  • 4 (2-ounce) cans anchovy fillets (or an 8-ounce can), drained of oil

  • ½ teaspoon whole cloves

  • 2 tablespoons salt

  • 2 whole, medium lemons, skin and pith removed

  • 4 cups dark corn syrup

  • 2 cups 100 percent Pure Cane Syrup (recommended: Steen's)

  • 2 quarts distilled white vinegar

  • 4 cups water

  • ¾ pound fresh horseradish, peeled and grated

  • 3 pint-sized canning jars, if processing


  1. Combine the oil, onions and jalapenos in a large stockpot over a high heat. Cook, stirring, until slightly soft, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the garlic, pepper, anchovy fillets, cloves, salt, lemons, corn syrup, cane syrup, vinegar, water and horseradish and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the mixture barely coats a wooden spoon, about 6 hours. Strain into a clean container.

  2. Worcestershire Sauce may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month, or processed as directed below and kept for up to 1 year.

  3. Sterilize 3 pint-sized jars and their metal lids according to the manufacturer's instructions. Spoon the hot mixture into the jars, filling to within 1/2-inch of the rim. With a clean, damp towel, wipe the rims and fit with a hot lid. Tightly screw on the metal ring. Place, without touching, on a rack in a large, deep canning kettle or stockpot of rapidly boiling water; water should cover the cans by 1 inch. Boil and process for 15 minutes. Using tongs, remove the jars, place on a towel and let cool completely before storing. Test the seals and tighten the rings as needed. Store in a cool, dark place for at least 2 weeks before using. After opening, store jars in the refrigerator.

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