Growing up in East Texas, my Mom always had a bottle on the table containing water / vinegar, salt, and chili peppers. I liked it best on pinto beans and corn bread.
In Hawaii they call it "Chili Pepper Water". It's very popular and in its most basic culinary form is prepared from local red chilis, salt, and water.
Chili pepper water is historically a homemade concoction used in household kitchens and restaurants. Various ingredients are sometimes added for additional flavor, including garlic, ginger, mirin, and rice wine vinegar. It is often used splashed on eggs, rice and other foods to add flavor and spicy heat.
Any one out there have one of Grandma's recipes for "Chili Pepper Water"?