Hot Sauce

ColchVEGAS

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Second the Louisiana/Crystal for buffalo sauce.

I tried making my own once but it came out more like a relish.

Arizona Gunslinger has been a great discovery. I find most hot sauces do not balance heat and flavor well, too spicy with no flavor or no heat. I love spicy foods but they have to taste good.
 
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If you have a blender and a few basic ingredients hot sauce is pretty easy to make on your own but this is one of my recent faves too.

Maria sharp too.
 

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I don't know about "best". I usually keep a half dozen around for different purposes: buffalo sauce/wings, eggs, Cajun, Latin, East African, Asian. There are different levels of heat/sweetness/fruitiness that work better for each application than a one-size-fits-all approach.

Sriracha has its place, but it's a very limited place.
 

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My go to sauce. Also anything with ghost pepper.
 

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Hot take: basketball players shouldn't have Hot Sauce as a nickname, unless they don't want to be on the starting lineup.

Good point guards play a lot and are a major ingredient in the recipe of basketball. In the world of food recipes, if hot sauce were the dominant ingredient you'd end up having...just hot sauce.

Hot Sauce would be a great name for a microwave bench scorer: you put him in for just a little bit to kick up the spice of the game.

Discuss below.

Thank you for the Boneyard.
 

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I don't know about "best". I usually keep a half dozen around for different purposes: buffalo sauce/wings, eggs, Cajun, Latin, East African, Asian. There are different levels of heat/sweetness/fruitiness that work better for each application than a one-size-fits-all approach.

Sriracha has its place, but it's a very limited place.

This is the correct answer. You need Louisiana style for Cajun food. Need buffalo. Mexican is different. Asian is different. I have probably a dozen different ones.
 
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You all may want to try "Howler Monkey" hot sauce. There are different 4 levels of hot that are available. This hot sauce uses a scotch bonnet pepper called "ahi chombo" peppers and they come from Panama. These hot sauces have some bite but also have flavor as well.
 
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Hot take: basketball players shouldn't have Hot Sauce as a nickname, unless they don't want to be on the starting lineup.

Good point guards play a lot and are a major ingredient in the recipe of basketball. In the world of food recipes, if hot sauce were the dominant ingredient you'd end up having...just hot sauce.

Hot Sauce would be a great name for a microwave bench scorer: you put him in for just a little bit to kick up the spice of the game.

Discuss below.

Thank you for the Boneyard.
We need a player named hot sauce. Someone who can cross up their defender followed by throwing the ball into the stands..... Which somehow results in a win for us.
 

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Make my own from garden grown peppers. The play of the heat is so much different. Not sure how to explain it but the way the heat starts and finishes is "cleaner"? More distinct? Almost like the processing of store bought sauces tempers the whole thing? @August_West does that make sense to you?


I understand exactly what you mean. And its true. I think its simply the ingredients. There is a bunch of stuff in even real good mass produced hot sauces that are there for "shelf stability" which I think messes with the alchemy of the underlying intent. Using a minimal amount of your own fresh ingredients is my preffered sauce method , but I do reach for Green El Yucateco when not availbale.

Ive often also used the "clean heat" description to describe real good Indian and Thai food that sets you on fire. They know how to cook with heat and use fresh ingredients (read, peppers) to achieve that heat without crutches.

A great example of dirty heat would be flaming hot cheetohs and crap like that.
 

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@Travelman32 I've been sitting on some dried arbol peppers at home and was planning to make them into a hot sauce. Any recipes or recommendations?
 

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Which hot sauce goes best with crow?
 
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There's no shortage of local and creative hot sauces, and you got your basic to go sauce.

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I have a coworker that is a big advocate of the drawer filled with hot sauce packets (either desk or junk drawer)


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1. Franks Red Hot which i can put on almost anything.
2. Sriracha for only asian food.
3. Nandos Peri Peri (Medium, Garlic, Hot, Lemon & Herb) on almost anything
4. Hot Ones Los Calientes - might be my favorite hot sauce ever
5. Tapatio
6. El Yucateco
7. Cholula
8. Yellowbird Serrano

In no specific order. Usually decide based on whatever i'm feeling that day what i'm eating.
 

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1. Franks Red Hot which i can put on almost anything.
2. Sriracha for only asian food.
3. Nandos Peri Peri (Medium, Garlic, Hot, Lemon & Herb) on almost anything
4. Hot Ones Los Calientes - might be my favorite hot sauce ever
5. Tapatio
6. El Yucateco
7. Cholula
8. Yellowbird Serrano

In no specific order. Usually decide based on whatever i'm feeling that day what i'm eating.

I've grown partial to Texas Pete's over Franks.
 

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