Hot sauce. The condiment of condiments. The flavor-additive that tops all others. The cherished companion of meats, cheeses and wing night!
For all the heat that it packs hot sauce is really a simple combination of three key ingredients; your preferred type of hot peppers, vinegar and the secret assortment of spices that each brand adds to give their sauce its own unique kick.
Chili peppers have been used for flavor for thousands of years (specifically in Mexico and countries throughout South and Central America). When the chili plant immigrated to the United States in the 1600’s it was an instant hit! Over the next two-hundred years hot sauce recipes slowly evolved in the US until Tabasco started bottling and selling their recipe in the mid eighteen-hundreds.
These days you can purchase a wide variety of hot sauces – all different levels of spice and intensity of flavors, some are sweetened with fruit or sugar to add a unique twist while others blend several kinds of peppers to offer a dizzying combination of flavor.
With literally dozens of different hot peppers available to flavor your hot sauce you’re guaranteed to find one you like (just go slowly with the experimenting!). Try a little hot sauce in your standard hollandaise or cocktail sauces to spice up the flavor, add it to scrambled eggs for a dose of morning heat, drizzle it on your popcorn for an extra-special treat or add it your hamburger meat for an unforgettable meal!
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