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Homemade Mexican Hot Sauce

Mexican food has been a huge addition to the culture in America in the past and its popularity has growing leaps and bounds.  Growing up in the east, Mexican food was not heard of and now, Mexican restaurants are found in towns small and large.  Many people enjoy making Mexican food at home too and look for great recipes for homemade Mexican hot sauce to add to their meals.
The great thing about a homemade hot sauce is that you can add or subtract from the basic recipe once it is prepared to satisfy your taste buds.  This is a great … Continue Reading

Wicked Cactus Sauce Head Hunter’s Paradise Hot Sauce Review

Spot a bottle of this Wicked Cactus sauce up on the shelf, pull it down, and boom! You’re sucked in by the time you finish reading the first line on the label.  While the aesthetically pleasing label and bold, assertive typeface don’t hurt its cause, it’s the deep, pigmented color of the sauce on the other side of the glass that will initially catch your attention.

Once you find yourself cracking beyond the safety seal and pouring a generous helping of the sauce onto your eggs (mine were scrambled with mushrooms and onion), you’ll next notice its salsa-like consistency and appreciate the flecks of spices dotting the liquid.  And upon lifting a bit of smothered eggs to your mouth, you’ll discover that the sauce has an unusually wonderful, thick texture and a bold, smoky taste. Continue Reading

Cranberry Pepper Sauce Recipe

During fall and winter, cranberries are in harvest and they are a great taste to add to sauces of all kinds.  We have had a lot of requests for some pepper sauces that incorporate cranberries so we thought you would enjoy this one.

This is a great recipe to make during the fall and winter holidays to serve with chicken, turkey or even a holiday ham. Not too spicy but you can certainly tweak the heat up or down.  You can serve it on the side as a dipping sauce condiment.  Another serving and use option is to pour the sauce … Continue Reading

Envy Hot Sauce Review

I have to admit, my mindset going into trying Envy Hot Sauce for the first time was not a fair one – I enjoy green sauces immensely, but had yet to find one with a distinctive enough flavor to stop me from automatically grabbing my personal standby, a certain green jalapeño sauce that you may have been privy to yourself at some point or another.  So I wasn’t expecting to sell the farm upon cracking open this new venture into green territory.  Despite a near heart-attack upon staring into the (unexpected) pair of wide green eyes printed on the side of the bottle’s label, my overall first impression of  it was favorable: the sauce had a thinner consistency than the green sauces I had dabbled in before, but it boasted a lime/citrus smell and flecks of a spice (cilantro?) swirled inside of the glass bottle.  Continue Reading

How to Pickle Jalapeno Peppers

Pickled Jalapeno Peppers make for a great condiment especially when serving Thai cuisine and they are often found served in Thailand or at Thai restaurants alongside noodle dishes.  In Mexico, they are enjoyed pickled with sliced carrots and a bit of onion.  They are a favorite of many cultures and a simple recipe for pickling them is often asked about.

Here is a quick and easy way that you can pickle your own jalapeno peppers and enjoy them whenever you want to at home.

Pickled Jalapeno Peppers

3 large Jalapeno Peppers, sliced
1/3 cup white vinegar
1 glass mason jar with lid

Place the sliced Jalapeno … Continue Reading

Da Bomb Beyond Insanity Review

“Da Bomb,” a version of “The Bomb,” may refer to a nuclear weapon, ala the atomic bomb, or to an English language idiom to characterize something as awesome (for example, “did you see the concert last night?  It was ‘da bomb!’” Unfortunately for everyone involved, this hot sauce’s flavors embodied more of the former definition and contained no trace of the latter.

From the moment that I held the small glass bottle that houses Da Bomb Beyond Insanity in my hot little hand, I was wary.  Reminiscent of the bottle that Alice discovers labeled “Drink Me” in Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland,” I had an inkling that this hot sauce was going to either make me immediately smaller (as a direct result of shedding layers of clothes due to Da Bomb’s heat index), or swiftly grow larger (as my tongue swelled with spice/heat).  But which would it be? Continue Reading

Black Pepper Stir-Fry Sauce

For our readers that love to cook delicious Asian meals, a very popular ingredient to the traditional fish, chicken or beef with veggies and rice is the sauce that brings everything together.  Far Eastern cuisine is known for their spicy yet delicious, easy to make sauces that stir-fry up in just a second and really transform the dish.  A popular one is the Black Pepper Stir-Fry sauce and it is very simple and quick.

This Black Pepper Stir-Fry sauce is used mainly in Thai dishes but is also used in some Chinese dishes too. It is mainly used in chicken or … Continue Reading

Mad Dog Liquid Fire Hot Sauce Review

Mad Dog Liquid Fire is the ideal introduction to the world of hot sauces.  After removing the screw-on cap and taking your first whiff of the bottle, your nose hairs will still be intact, your vision unblurred by the tame promise of the heat (or lack of heat) to come.

Your first tentative taste will reveal a vinegary liquid with a smooth consistency, mild smell and a flavor that is easy on the palate. However, what this sauce lacks in heat it makes up for in flavor.  Mad Dog’s hot sauces have long been a favorite – the company consistently offers its customers a variety of products with an array of levels of heat, from mild to ring your bell hot.  Yet Mad Dog still manages to never sacrifice flavor in the name of scoring a high number on a ‘hotness’ scale. Continue Reading

Spanish Red Pepper Sauce Recipe

Here is a great recipe for Spanish Red Pepper Sauce which makes a great sauce for just about any pasta dish you may be thinking about making. It is also a great sauce to pour over some cooked breaded veal cutlets too or try it in your favorite homemade meatloaf recipe to give your meatloaf a nice Spanish flavor.

Spanish Red Pepper Sauce Recipe

5 large red peppers
4 tablespoons olive oil
14 oz. can red tomato sauce
1/4 cup of finely diced onion
3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a … Continue Reading

Mad Dog 357 Ghost Hot Sauce Review

It’s hard to ignore a bottle of hot sauce with an intense hologram on its label.  It’s even harder to over look it once your read the text (text that is set over silver, reflective skulls I might add) on the side of the bottle and its sweet nothings become imprinted in your brain: “Ever seen a ghost?  One taste of Mad Dog 357 Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce and you will – your own!”  This ghost pepper edition boasts a full, hearty flavor that tastes of pine and has a sweet smell that doesn’t overpower your dining experience.  After tentatively dousing a baked sweet potato in the thick, syrupy sauce, my first coated bite revealed a serving of heat that was both immediate and all encompassing in flavor.  The sweet taste filled my mouth, and my dinner date deemed the sauce simply “physically hot” in its nature.  Continue Reading

West Indian Cusine Pepper Sauce Recipe

Indian food is a favorite of millions of people all around the world.  The sauces and spices that they use are such a different combination than the western world is used to, but using their unique blend of spices you can bring out a ton of flavors in chicken and veggie dishes. Here is a great recipe to try when making Indian inspired dishes at your home.

This West Indian Pepper Sauce is extremely hot so a little bit goes a long way. When preparing this recipe you will want to protect your hands and eyes from any splatters because working … Continue Reading

Checking out Heine Hurtin’ Hot Sauce

Have you heard about the Heine Hurtin’ Sweet n Hot Sauce?  This is a cool twist on a traditional dipping sauce as it is similar to a spreadable jelly.  Some people do not care for a BBQ type sauce with the tomato base.  This sauce can be used in several different ways too and it is a pure and simple sauce that you may want to check out.

The Heine Hurtin’ Sweet n Hot Sauce is also known as Heine Hurtin’ Jelly or Heine Hurtin’ Hot Sauce, but whatever you call it, it comes in an 8oz jar that is simple to use.  It really is a Jelly that is made for meat so the name is a misnomer.  The taste is sweet with a mild Jalapeno heat. Continue Reading

Ultra Hot Mad Dog Ghost Pepper BBQ Sauce Review

As someone who religiously tops pizza with hot sauce and in turn dips the crust in barbeque sauce, Mad Dog’s Ghost BBQ Sauce and its promise to serve up an “intense BBQ experience” immediately intrigued me.  I’ve had a few run-ins with Mad Dog’s Original BBQ Sauce in my day, but I’ve also found myself toeing the line with the ghost pepper (or Bhut Jolokia) as of late, a pepper that has a history of providing a hefty dose of spice and has caused my eyes to tear up on more than one occasion.   Feelings about the ghost pep aside, Mad Dog has had my number for years, and it didn’t take a huge leap of faith for me to pour a generous amount of this new sauce on to my plate.  And “pour” is the optimal word here – after a good shake, the sauce flowed out from the bottle’s wide mouth with ease and pooled into a puddle next to my pizza.  There was nothing watery in the least about this sauce.  Continue Reading

Hot Thai Sauce Recipe

Hot Thai Sauce is a favorite condiment to many different types of food.  The sweet and spicy sauce can flavor anything your heart desires and bring that Asian flavor you love to the table quickly and easily. Many of you have been asking about an easy recipe that you can make at home whenever you need it.

This Thai hot sauce recipe is great served over top of a nice piece of fish as a marinade or poured over your favorite mixture of vegetables. It is great used as a dipping sauce to fish and chicken and enjoyed over rice too.  … Continue Reading

Buddha Bill’s Peach Habanero Hot Sauce Review

Buddha Bill’s Tequila Lime Hot Sauce is a recent discovery and a favorite of mine. That’s why I was surprised and happy as hell to see Buddha Bill’s Peach Habanero Hot Sauce. I really love shaken’ those peaches, especially with my hot sauces, so I opened this one with a big grin on my face, ready to enjoy the fruit and heat combination. I didn’t expect the heat to be too intense, of course, since most of the peach and pepper combos I’ve had the pleasure of ingesting are usually quite mild. While Buddha Bill’s Peach Habanero Hot Sauce is by no means one of those sauces that will make you blow fire from the rear exit, it is quite a bit warmer than most other peach and pepper combinations I’ve had the pleasure of sampling. Peaches, orange habanero peppers, apple cider vinegar, orange juice, and brown sugar are the ingredients that come together in this beautifully crafted peach-colored sauce. Pour some on a spoon and take a taste to get the full effect before combining it with anything else. Continue Reading