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West Indian Pepper Sauce Recipe

For some pepper lovers the hotter the sauce the better.  The West Indies has been known to have very hot peppers and the pepper sauce there is used like a condiment much like we use Tobasco.  For the natives of the Caribbean Islands, being without the pepper sauce is a crime.

I know many of our readers enjoy hot, spicy pepper sauces so I found an easy recipe that you would enjoy with your Caribbean style foods.

West Indian Pepper Sauce Recipe

(makes about 4 cups pepper sauce)
•    2lbs wiri wiri pepper or scotch bonnet peppers (stems removed)
•    1 green mango or … Continue Reading

Habanero Pepper Salad Dressing Recipe

Salads and lettuce can be a bland, tasteless vegetable without the addition of some flavoring and spice to your dish.  Some lettuces do have a bit of a bite to them like Arugula, but for the most part, it is up to the creator of the salad to bring in the flavor.  For those that love some heat, here is a great recipe to kick up your next salad.

Habanero Pepper Salad Dressing Recipe

You do need gloves on when handling the habanero pepper and refrain from touching your eyes or face.

To make the Habanero Pepper Salad Dressing, you will need 2 … Continue Reading

Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce

Sweet Rays BBQ Sauce has been a staple for many families for years.  It is a very popular BBQ sauce brand here in America that has won numerous awards over the years. The company got its start back in 1985 and their products are readily available out in the marketplace.

Sweet Baby Ray’s sauce has a taste that is described as sweet, thick and with a nice kick but not too much heat to it.  It is a great sauce for dipping, marinating, cooking with or just swabbing it on while Barbequing.  It tastes fabulous with Beef, Chicken and Pork alike.

The … Continue Reading

Kikkoman Hoisin Sauce for Pepper Steak

Pepper steak is an easy dish to make so it has become a favorite of many cooks.  There are so many different variations that you can create with simple ingredients like peppers and steak.  The American Version is a nice saucey dish usually served over rice. There are also Asian versions and many people use the Kikkoman hoisin sauce for pepper steak in the preparation of the dish.

The Chinese version works up quickly and it is delicious.  All you need is the Kikkoman Hoisin sauce, a pound of sirloins steak or round steak, cut into thin strips, 2 bell peppers … Continue Reading

Arrogant Bastard Ale Jalapeno Heat Hot Sauce Review

With a name like Arrogant Bastard Ale Jalapeno Heat, you know this sauce is going to be really tasty or simply overly bloated bravado in a bottle. The former is the case here. Arrogant Bastard Ale Jalapeno Heat is aptly named. This is a prime example of gourmet flavor in a bottle.

Go ahead, open yours, grab a spoon, and pour a liberal amount for sampling. You’ll find a mild burn backed by the smooth, delicious taste of the Arrogant Bastard Ale that plays such an important role in the flavor notes of this sauce. The smooth taste of the ale lingers on your tongue long after you’ve tasted the sauce.This is a thin, highly pourable sauce that is rounded out with tomato paste, vinegar, honey, lemon juice, evaporated cane juice, red peppers, jalapeno, some salt, and a little garlic. Continue Reading

Apple Cider BBQ Sauce Recipe

There is a big difference in the flavor of apple cider vinegar based BBQ sauce from the South and a traditional sweet tomato based BBQ sauce from the Midwest.  Many people have definite opinions on what Barbeque Sauce is better and tell you too.  Both are very popular in kitchen to make, but what we see on the grocery shelves is different. That is why so many people today are turning to their old tried and true, time tested recipes for great BBQ sauces.

Apple cider is a great addition to a sauce to offset the sweetness a bit.  Here is … Continue Reading

Pepper Cracker Spread Recipe

The holidays are almost here, amazing as that sounds! That means lots of friends and family to entertain and have some fun with. But it also means, what do I serve or what can I bring with me that is easy to prepare and delicious too?

Here is an easy recipe for a delicious Pepper Spread that you can serve with any type of crackers or as a dip for fresh cut vegetables.  It is perfect for any holiday table,

Pepper Cracker Spread Recipe

1/2 of a green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 chili pepper, finely chopped
1 clove minced garlic
1/4 to 1/2 cup olives, … Continue Reading

Bello Hot Pepper Sauce

Any good chilihead knows that trying different pepper sauces is the best part of loving the pepper flavor and developing your taste buds for the taste differences. It is amazing the different types of flavors that you can create with simple ingredients and some kicking hot peppers.  Here is an interesting one that you may want to check out called Bello.

This hot sauce is manufactured by Perry W. Bellot, LTD which is a family owned business that has been making their famous hot sauce for over 40 years. The Bello Hot Pepper sauce is one of the most popular hot … Continue Reading

Wing Time Hot Sauce

Wings and Hot Sauce go hand in hand and they both are an all time favorite at Insane Chicken and for most of our customers and readers too! Since we love sauces we make sure to carry a huge selection of ones we know you will love and come back for time and time again. Wing Time Hot Sauce is a specialty sauce we know you will love.

They make 5 different ones:

* Wing Time Mild Sauce ~ A Great Mellow Sauce with Parmesan Cheese- For those who want the full-bodied taste without the traditional heat. We added … Continue Reading

Simple Hot Wing Sauce Recipe

There is nothing quite like that taste of fresh homemade hot wings.  Making the sauce doesn’t have to be scary or hard.  Here is a good tasting simple hot wing sauce recipe that you can make easily and in very little time.   Why waste hours cooking?

4 tablespoons of your favorite hot sauce
2 tablespoons of Tabasco sauce
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
2 to 2 1/2 teaspoons crushed dried red pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

In a medium container mix together all of the above ingredients, … Continue Reading

Hal’s Grubstake BBQ Sauce

Hal’s Grubsteak was a restaurant located in Yuba City, California that has since closed. The restaurant was very well-known to locals as having the best BBQ sauce in town. During its hay-day it was the “in” place to grab a bite for lunch or dinner.  Their BBQ Sauce is a bit different that your typical recipe and it still quite a coveted flavor.

Since the restaurant is closed, maybe someone has the exact recipe out there, but if you are looking for a copycat replacement recipe give ours a try.

Hal’s Grubsteak Copycat BBQ Sauce Recipe

1 large can of peaches with juice
2 … Continue Reading

Wing Hot Sauce for Weight Loss

We all love wings but sometimes that sugar content can really sneak up on us and steal precious calories.  If you are watching your weight you want to purchase a low-calorie hot wing sauce or make your own at home with fresh ingredients.  Here is a recipe that has approximately 25 calories per 1 ounce serving.

Wing Hot Sauce for Weight Loss Recipe

1 (8 ounce) bottle BBQ sauce
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons ground Chipotle peppers
juice from 1 fresh lemon
juice from 1 fresh lime
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

In a medium-sized mixing … Continue Reading

Eastern Carolina BBQ Sauce Recipe

There is a lot of conversation regarding the proper way to make the Eastern Carolina BBQ sauce that has been around since …well, who knows. What is known is that people are very particular in how it is made and the proper way to use it on your meats. Most insist that it is not a BBQ sauce as in something that you would cook your meats with, but rather a meat flavor enhancer.
The meat should speak for itself.

However you enjoy cooking your meats, be it grilling, smoking or BBQing them, you can use a great … Continue Reading

Defcon Defense Condition All-Purpose Wing Sauce Review

I’m a guy who likes big flavors and frankly, while I love buffalo wings I rarely make them. That’s because I make buffalo drumsticks. Bigger, get it? So when I got my hands on a bottle of Defcon’s wing sauce, I immediately went out and bought some nice meaty drumsticks. I seasoned them, backed them for an hour, tossed them with butter, then poured on the Defcon. (Just as a side note, I’m not a big fan of either celery or bleu cheese dressing; I prefer a nice, vinegary cole slaw as a side to my drumsticks.)

And then I ate them. All of them. This stuff was awesome. And while it’s only the medium heat version, they were plenty spicy; spicy enough for most people except the freaks (like me) who like really, really, spicy wings. Continue Reading

Scotch Bonnet Pepper Sauce with Onion and Garlic

The Scotch Bonnet pepper is also known as the Caribbean red pepper is a favorite in Caribbean cuisine as well as West African, Jamaican, and other Caribbean islands.  Lovers of the Scotch Bonnet pepper enjoy the spicy flavor and look for different ways to use this unique looking pepper.

Here is one great recipe that works with several types of meat and dishes.

Delicious Scotch Bonnet Pepper Onion Garlic Sauce Recipe

1 teaspoon vegetable oil
9-10 fresh Scotch Bonnet Peppers, chopped and seeded
3 Jalapeno Peppers, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup onion, finely chopped
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
1/8 cup of vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar

In … Continue Reading