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Trinidad Scorpion the Newly Crowned King of Hot Peppers

How hot is hot? When it comes to growing peppers, for some, it can never be too hot! News has it that there is a new King in town. King of the Hot Pepper!

The guys over at The Pepper Seed and several other sites, are telling us that the new crowned king is the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T. According to the post, the Butch T Trinidad Scorpion tested at 1,463,700 SHU (SHU = scoville heat units). The current official Guinness record holder is the Naga Viper pepper or ghost pepper which tested at 1,382,118 scoville heat units. Any way you test it that is amazingly HOT! Continue Reading

Don’t We Just Love Barbecue Chicken!

Chicken is one of the most popular choices amongst grilling and barbecue enthusiasts. It’s versatile – it goes well with a variety of seasonings, sauces, side dishes, and toppings. It’s cheaper than steaks too, making it an ideal option for barbecue parties. And of course, chicken is also healthier. Did you know that skinless, light-meat chicken when cooked is 33% to 80% leaner than trimmed cooked beef (though it may of course vary on the cut and grade of the beef). In addition, chicken absorbs flavors easier than pork or beef that you can marinate it for as little as half an hour and off you go, ready for the grill.

Barbecue  Chicken – The Best Parts… Continue Reading

Savor The Secrets Of Jamaican Jerk Sauce

Jamaican Jerk is a special jerk type cooking offered from Jamaica to the rest of the world. Jerk cooking is almost a 250 years old style of authentic Jamaican cooking. It was brought in slaves to Jamaica. Jamaican Jerk sauce is special for the fresh spices from Jamaica, which are world famous for its natural oil and aromatic contents and are low on cholesterol content compared to other spices. The combination of spices increases the appetite for Jerk food and the traditional way of serving calls for Jamaican festivals.

The Jamaican Jerk sauce should … Continue Reading

Tips For Cooking The Best Fajitas

Fajita is generally beef, chicken, pork or shrimp grilled and served on a flour tortilla with condiments. The chicken is worked with onions and bell peppers. Fajita is served to the table sizzling loudly on a metal platter with tortilla and condiments on the side. Making your lips watery?

Texans would love to take credit for giving the world fajitas but the honor goes to south of the border, Vagueros, who learnt the art of cutting tough beef into skirt steak. Fajitas are basically Tex Mex dishes. Nowadays Fajita is almost anything cooked and … Continue Reading

InsaneChicken Wins First Place for Fire Roasted Habanero Hot Sauce

In a blind taste test, InsaneChicken won first place for its Fire Roasted Habanero Hot Sauce at the 15th annual Scovie Awards in Albuquerque, New Mexico. More than 100 food industry professionals judged more than 600 entries from around the world in this year’s contest. InsaneChicken’s submission had stiff competition among its peers in the Extreme Sauce category and the judges ranked it number one.

It was the first time Alison and Chris McCarthy, owners of InsaneChicken, entered one of their hot sauces in the prestigious Scovie Award competition. Alison McCarthy knew they had a winner when the judges declared their Fire Roasted Habanero the best in its category. She commented, “If the judges liked our Fire Roasted Habanero Hot Sauce so much, our customers are going to love it.” Continue Reading

Bhut Jolokia the Hottest Chili in the World

According to R.B Srivastava, director of Defense Research Lab of India, the thumb-sized bhut jolokia chilies or sometimes referred to as ghost peppers are strong enough to be used in pepper sprays. It is even used for stopping riots in Israel and the US.

It is grown and cultivated in the northeast part of India. It got recognition after receiving the “world’s hottest” tag from Guinness Book of World Records. Ananta Saikia, lone exporter of this pepper opines that workers are required to wear face masks, safety glasses, protective outfits and helmets while packing it. He exports the pepper to Germany, US and England and anticipates the yearly sales to increase 500% this year. Continue Reading

Ghost Pepper vs Habanero Pepper

The Bhut Jolokia Chili Pepper (a.k.a. Ghost Pepper, Naga Jolokia, Cobra Pepper, etc.) is the hottest in the world!

Jolokia peppers grown by an Indian company grew a Jolokia pepper that tested at 1,041,427 SHU (Scoville Heat Units) and it was confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the hottest pepper in the World in February 2007.

The Red Savina habanero was the previous record holder, at only 350,000–580,000 Scoville Heat Units. Continue Reading

Tips for Growing Peppers

The process of pepper growing requires some strategy to be adopted in order to yield maximum chilli peppers in their growing season. The pepper plants require ample time to produce and ripen up the fruits. Hence the pepper growing indoors is to be started in the winter.

The seeds after being sown are kept in plastic covers and are heated from the bottom keeping the moisture level normal. After germination the seedlings are placed in a place where they can get plenty of bright light and air.

Another strategy for pepper growing is to prevent them from getting rootbound by sowing them … Continue Reading

Does Hot Sauce Cause Heatburn?

Some heartburn sufferers believe that spicy foods including hot sauces give them heart burn. This makes them avoid the use of one of my favorite condiments hot sauce. Centered upon this belief, many people fear that the heat from hot sauce could potentially cause certain acid reactions being a catalyst for heart burn. However in this post, I am going to present a new finding that may well end this belief. This level of detail will reveal the actual effects of hot and spicy foods on heartburn sufferers.

The assumption that hot and spicy foods may not be safe for the people suffering from heart burns may very well be all in their mind. Continue Reading

South African Braai – A Celebration Of Life

The combination is exotic – good food, good drink and good company – enough to produce a best South African Braai concept. More than a cooking process Braai is a way of life. When this great South African BBQ occasion happens, people love to come together to celebrate and turn the occasion into a ceremonial blast.

Braai for the South Africans is that special event, which rain can’t wet or sun can’t burn. This occurrence is that careless personification of South African life where the sun of enjoyment never sets.

Almost all tribal background holders of South Africa have accepted the word “braai”, originating from the Afrikaner people. Continue Reading

Hot Sauce Historical Past

Hot sauce heritage began with enterprising men inspired by the love of hot peppers and crafting them into gourmet hot sauces. Hot sauce history additionally chronicles their endeavors to produce innovative hot sauce variants that grace nearly all food in the world.

Sauce historians have collected data primarily from the labeling on the hot sauce bottles located in personal collections. Hot sauce marketing campaigns from area directories and papers are other sources. Data generally speaking is sparse, however exactly what can be found, points to a vibrant and diverse hot sauce history. Continue Reading

Health Benefits of Capsaicin

The powerful ingredients within hot sauce accomplish far more than add spicy flavors to your food. The power in hot chilli peppers may well impact your body in all sorts of positive ways from managing pain to the common cold.  Capsaicinoids have been thought to prevent colds, because they activate the immune system preventing most bacterial attacks.  Capsaicin stands out as the active ingredients in hot chilli peppers.

Capsaicin has been derived from from the genus Capsicum which is the common ingredient within not just hot peppers and medicines but also in police pepper spray! Hot sauces include this powerful ingredient that comes from the seeds in hot chillis. Continue Reading

A Drop Of Mad Dog 357 Hot Sauce Will Light Up Your Tastebuds

For the last two decades the world renowned sauce creator David Ashley has made great variety of extremely tasty hot sauces. Ashley’s Mad Dog Hot Sauce is highly praised among the hardened chileheads. This fantastic sauce is made from exquisite ingredients including hot pepper extracts that can make even an ordinary meal absolutely scrumptious. And if you are a purveyor of hot sauces and prefer the extreme heat and fiery savor of the hottest pepper in universe you must make room on your shelf for the unique Mad Dog … Continue Reading

Ghost Pepper (aka bhut jolokia pepper) A Weapon Used for Cooking?

Indian military specialists in Assam have created a grenade produced using world’s hottest pepper, which is greater than 1,000 times more powerful than the typical pepper. It is also used in many hot sauces such as the Mad Dog 357 Ghost Pepper Sauce and 357 Pure Ghost Pepper Sauce

The thumb-sized “bhut jolokia”, which can be utilized to remedy stomach issues, is going to be utilized in order to subdue suspects while using tear gas-like grenades.

The newest crowd control grenade is loaded with ground seeds belonging to the bhut jolokia pepper. Continue Reading

Championship BBQ Ingredients – Rubs and Mop Sauce

If you ask the BBQ experts rubs and mop sauces are key to every Championship BBQ team. They have distinct purposes in the smoking process to make the meat taste moist and delicious.

- Rub that meat

The bbq rub is a must have ingredient for the bbq or smoking process. There are two key concepts to keep in mind when creating you own rub. The proportion of salt should be great enough to trigger osmosis and begin to draw the moisture from the surface of the meat, and the amount of sugar should not be excessive because it will caramelize and burn during smoking and leave the meat with a bitter taste. Dry rubs are used to coat the meat and adds a flavorful crust to the meat.

Below are rub bases that you can create a variation of to create your own dry rub.

InsaneChicken’s BBQ Rub

3 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons crushed red pepper
1/2 tablespoon dry rosemary
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon dry sage In a large bowl, mix salt. crushed red pepper, dry rosemary, chopped garlic, cayenne pepper, dry sage and paprika
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Bhut Jolokia Pepper Becomes a Weapon

Scientists working for the Indian military have created a non-toxic weapon to use in the fight against terror, using a special local ingredient — the world’s hottest chili the bhut jolokia.

This pepper is hot. Very, very hot. In fact, it’s listed in the Guiness Book of Records as the world’s hottest chili, and on the Scoville scale (used to measure spiciness) the bhut jolokia rings in at a mouth-melting 1,000,000 Scoville units (comparatively, the spiciest variety of jalapeno registers at 8,000 Scoville units).

However, these won’t be served up in a … Continue Reading

Hot BBQ Sauce – For the Perfect BBQ Experience

Barbecues have always tasted good and now that they have generous sprinklings of the highly seasoned barbecue sauces to spice them up, they taste all the more delicious.Traditionally barbeque sauces have been a perfect blend of sweet, sour and spicy flavors, but a recent trend shows that people like their steaming barbecues, meatloaves meatballs and other foodstuff with a dash of hot barbecue sauce. As always, the base continues to be tomato but now the hot barbecue sauce has a hot, spicy flavor that lingers hours after you have had your share of a bbq.

Based on hot peppers of the capsicum family such as chilly peppers, red peppers, tabascos, habaneros Continue Reading

Habanero Hot Sauce – Beware!

The Habanero hot sauce is an icon amongst all the various types of hot sauces that are available in the market. Chili peppers are fruits of plants hailing from the Capsicum genre and Habanero happens to be the most spicy and hot pepper in this lineage.

The habanero pepper is a small lantern, round or oblong shaped pepper with small creases and the colors range from green to bright orange when ripe. The habanero’s size can vary from 1″ – 2.5″ in length and 1″ – 2″ in diameter and it is the hottest chile on the Scoville scale, with an intense flaming, flowery flavor. Continue Reading

Wing Sauce Leads to Arrest

A pizza delivery man was attacked for his pizza and wings early Saturday morning  February 6th, but the alleged thieves didn’t make as clean a getaway as they had expected — the morons left a trail of pizza and chicken wing sauce right to their front door.

Somewhere around 4 a.m. on February 6th, two men enticed the pizza delivery guy to the Sycamore Shadows Apartment complex in Mesa, Arizona. The two men, 18-year-old Michael Dornan, and 23-year-old Michael Le-Andre, cornered the delivery guy near an empty apartment and insisted that he give them the pizzas and wings he was delivering.

As the delivery guy reached into his bag to pull out the pizza and wings, Dornan admittedly hit him over the head with a coffee pot, snatched the food, and ran. Continue Reading

Hot Sauce Can Cheer You Up?

Chilli peppers and hot sauces are renowned for its powerful antioxidant and pain-relieving properties. In addition, they work well in the deterrence of colds, flu and other germ-related ailments. Study’s also show that they may work against cancer, among other diseases. All this because of capsaicin, the active ingredient that puts the “hot” in hot pepper.

But capsaicin also makes peppers a powerful mood improving substance, and for the identical reason it is such an effective painkiller: because it triggers the release of endorphins.

In view of its many benefits, it would be a good idea to add hot sauce or peppers to your diet. Continue Reading

Pepper Pain Relief a New Class of PainKillers

Research directed by a scientist at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center has opened the door for the development of a new class of painkillers, called TRPV1 antagonists.

These drugs block the transient receptor potential vannilloid-1 (TRPV1) channel, which is the same receptor accountable for the feeling of hotness from hot peppers. However, clinical trials have revealed that TRPV1 antagonists cause hyperthermia– an unsafe, fever-like rise in body temperature.

Research has shown that TRPV1 can be activated by numerous stimuli, including “pepper-like” chemicals, high temperatures and protons. The same channel is to blame for pain caused by these diverse stimuli. For a number of years scientists have focused on the advance of TRPV1 antagonists, but have been stymied by the unsafe hyperthermia side effect. Continue Reading

Top Ten Superbowl Snacks

Even if you don’t really follow football closely or at all – everyone celebrates the Superbowl. There is fun for everyone, like new and funny commercials, over the top pre-game and half time shows, and an excuse to have a party, eat and drink too much.

The foods that are most famously associated with this event are admittedly geared more towards men and carnivorous choices but, you can find a vegetable or legume on the list too. Some items on the list can be made as unhealthily or healthful as you like by the ingredients you use.

Most would agree that the … Continue Reading

“The World’s Hottest Sauce” – 357 Mad Dog Hot Sauce Silver Collector’s Edition

Ashley Foods, makers of award-winning sauces and extracts, introduce the latest addition that’s sure to win over the fiery souls of super hot sauce aficionados everywhere. 357 Mad Dog Silver Collector’s Edition is an all-natural sauce, carefully crafted with 6,000,000 Scoville Pepper Extract, to create blistering heat that hits the 750,000 Scoville Units mark. At 20% hotter than the regular Mad Dog Collector’s Edition, this sauce is a must-have addition for heat seekers who want “the world’s hottest sauce”.

The question of which hot sauce delivers the most heat has been a source of fiery debate among chili-heads for years. Number one with a bullet. Made with 6,000,000 Scoville Pepper Extract. That’s the 357 Mad Dog Silver Collectors Edition packing 750,000 sizzlin’ Scoville units, along with the heavy weight crown of the Worlds Hottest Hot Sauce ever made. Continue Reading

World’s Hottest Wing Sauce – 357 Extreme Wing Sauce

Ashley Foods, maker of 357 Mad Dog collectors hot sauce, “World’s hottest hot sauce” responds to demands for a volcanic wing sauce with 357 Extreme Wing sauce, “World’s hottest wing sauce”. Not for Lily-livered chickens! It possesses EXTREME HEAT from Hell but also EXTREME TASTE, an orgasm for your mouth that will wing you to Heaven, with dynamic Chipotle Chile peppers, smooooth butter flavour, mellow beer buds, aged red peppers and garlic. The explosive heat and fireball of flavour produce monster taste, real taste – not that vinegar-y bite in common wing sauces. The ingredients are fresh, natural and preservative-free. Continue Reading

Blair’s Sauces Give Back to Charity

Blair's 2am and 3am

Blair’s Death Sauce would not ordinarily appear to have anything to do with children. How could incredibly hot sauces make a significant difference for needy kids? Well, Blair Lazar, the creative founder of Blair’s Sauces and Snacks, has found a way to simultaneously spread the heat and create beautiful smiles.

Lazar proudly announces the launch of his all-new, next generation, series of collectible “2am” and “3am” Reserve Bottles. Fifty percent of all proceeds are generously being donated to SmileTrain (www.smiletrain.org), the world’s largest cleft lip and cleft palate charities, and one of Lazar’s favorite causes. Continue Reading

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