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    Hot Sauce

    In the beginning, I NEVER used hot sauce. I'd see the bottles of Tabasco lined and wonder why anyone would ever splash that nasty stuff on food and then eat it.

    Then I moved to Mexico, where hot sauce and/or Salsa are put on everything, by everyone. So I tried some. And though I STILL don't use Tabasco, I really enjoy a splash of Hot Sauce on certain foods every now and then. That coupled with meeting and marrying Pam and our fridge now has a nice variety of sauces.

    I used to favor Cholula, especially the Chipotle variety, but recently I was introduced to Crystal (from Louisiana) Hot Sauce and now I trend toward that most times.

    In our fridge we have Crystal, Cholula (reg and Chipotle), and Valentine. Others that might be considered not really hot sauce like Siracha, Chili Garlic Sauce (like they pout in Pho) and my homemade schezwan chili oil (which I use in cooking and only sometimes as a drizzle).

    I have had other, but these are what I favor (there was one I used on oyster in a small Baja fishing village that was excellent, but I can remember the name)

    Anyone else use the Hot stuff? What are your favorites? Any recommendations to expand our palates? Food Pairings?

    Bring your best heat.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by GwynnInTheHall View Post
    In the beginning, I NEVER used hot sauce. I'd see the bottles of Tabasco lined and wonder why anyone would ever splash that nasty stuff on food and then eat it.

    Then I moved to Mexico, where hot sauce and/or Salsa are put on everything, by everyone. So I tried some. And though I STILL don't use Tabasco, I really enjoy a splash of Hot Sauce on certain foods every now and then. That coupled with meeting and marrying Pam and our fridge now has a nice variety of sauces.

    I used to favor Cholula, especially the Chipotle variety, but recently I was introduced to Crystal (from Louisiana) Hot Sauce and now I trend toward that most times.

    In our fridge we have Crystal, Cholula (reg and Chipotle), and Valentine. Others that might be considered not really hot sauce like Siracha, Chili Garlic Sauce (like they pout in Pho) and my homemade schezwan chili oil (which I use in cooking and only sometimes as a drizzle).

    I have had other, but these are what I favor (there was one I used on oyster in a small Baja fishing village that was excellent, but I can remember the name)

    Anyone else use the Hot stuff? What are your favorites? Any recommendations to expand our palates? Food Pairings?

    Bring your best heat.....
    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times - the time before I discovered hot sauce. I usually go with tabasco.

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    I eat so much hot stuff it feels like regular food is secondary to the flame. Tabasco is also my favorite - only 3 ingredients! - but I love all sorts of other stuff. Can't stand Cholula, though, except when mixed with sour cream for fish tacos.

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    Have you ever tried Crystal hot Sauce, it's a lot like Tabasco, slightly milder, but also a bit tastier (IMO)
    If I whisper my wicked marching orders into the ether with no regard to where or how they may bear fruit, I am blameless should a broken spirit carry those orders out upon the innocent, for it was not my hand that took the action merely my lips which let slip their darkest wish. ~Daniel Devereaux 2011

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    Quote Originally Posted by GwynnInTheHall View Post
    Have you ever tried Crystal hot Sauce, it's a lot like Tabasco, slightly milder, but also a bit tastier (IMO)
    Never tried it, to my knowledge. I'll definitely check it out, though. Always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to burn my mouth and torment my digestive system.

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    I grew up on Crystal, but once I came up north and tried Frank's Red Hot (the hot sauces that was used when Buffalo Wings were invented, I have been devout to it. It is super tasty and my go to put-on-everything mild hot sauce (it only has about 400 Scovilles). For more kick, Dirty Dick's is top notch, despite the name lending itself to all sorts of jokes.

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    I have a different hot sauce for pretty much every different plate. Tabasco goes on Italian dishes, Frank's on fried chicken and wings and the like, salsa on Mexican dishes, Slap Ya Mama (seriously, try it) on Cajun-ish stuff, Sriracha (we call it cock sauce in my house) on rice and noodles, and then I have a whole host of waaaaaaay hotter stuff that I put into stews and the like in small amounts. I have a jar of some stuff just called "Ow" and while it's delicious you have to be very careful when using it. The serving utensil it comes with is just a flat toothpick, lol. My house is like a hot sauce store.

    On a semi-related note, anyone who says stuff like "oh that's too hot, I prefer to actually taste my food" is probably a bitchass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GwynnInTheHall View Post
    Have you ever tried Crystal hot Sauce, it's a lot like Tabasco, slightly milder, but also a bit tastier (IMO)
    I checked the two places I grocery shop and neither had Crystal. Looking it up on line I was surprised to see Target carries it. I plan on checking it out next time I am there.

    I am not a Tabasco fan. Not because of the heat but because it is too salty.

    I like Louisiana Hot Sauce. Franks is good.

    Love Wasabi with many cuts of sashimi and sushi.

    Love creamy horseradish sauce on Prime Rib or cold cut sandwiches.

    I like some light Chili Powder in my Mexican Corn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sour Masher View Post
    I grew up on Crystal, but once I came up north and tried Frank's Red Hot (the hot sauces that was used when Buffalo Wings were invented, I have been devout to it. It is super tasty and my go to put-on-everything mild hot sauce (it only has about 400 Scovilles). For more kick, Dirty Dick's is top notch, despite the name lending itself to all sorts of jokes.
    I forgot, we also have a bottle of that though I have only used it on wings.
    If I whisper my wicked marching orders into the ether with no regard to where or how they may bear fruit, I am blameless should a broken spirit carry those orders out upon the innocent, for it was not my hand that took the action merely my lips which let slip their darkest wish. ~Daniel Devereaux 2011

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    So I assume the Dirty Dick's is the Hot pepper Sauce and the Slap ya Mama is the Hot sauce NOT the pepper sauce. Yep I am ordering both.
    If I whisper my wicked marching orders into the ether with no regard to where or how they may bear fruit, I am blameless should a broken spirit carry those orders out upon the innocent, for it was not my hand that took the action merely my lips which let slip their darkest wish. ~Daniel Devereaux 2011

    Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
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