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I have a weak spot for hot sauces...I've got between 150 and 200 different ones


Eek

Where do you keep them?? I keep my opened bottles (only eight at this time) in the fridge. I'd need a new one for that many bottles!!

PH
Atleast in this part of the country, Sriracha is sold in the "ethnic" part of the grocery stores like Kroger and Target but the markup is 100%. You can buy it at the Vietnamese grocery store for $2 but at the American grocery store it is $4. Frown
As PH said, there are a lot of good hot sauces available these days.

My [current] favorite is Chrystal Classic Habanero Sauce, made by Baumer Foods in New Orleans. I don't know how widely distributed it is, but it's worth seeking out.

This wakes up any stew or soup you put it in. It delivers a slow burn that clearly isn't wine-friendly, but loves to wrassle with a good cold beer for a while. Smile
The hottest hot sauce I know of is Dave's Maximum (or is it Total?) Insanity Sauce. One drop is sufficient for an entire meal. It tastes good, though.

Less spicy but also really good is Dave's Hurtin' Habenaro.

My favorite of all time is Maui Tacos Pineapple Chipotle sauce. Not too spicy, but adds lots of flavor. Sadly, I can only get it when I go to Hawaii and I ran out almost a year ago.

There are lots of other I like -- but the most consistent thing is that most hot sauces I enjoy are based upon chipotle or habenaro, not cayenne.

a
PurleHaze-

That's the stuff! Made in the USA, too. They do a pretty good job covering that up. I guess I've never been inquisitive enough to look at the label very closely.
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
My [current] favorite is Chrystal Classic Habanero Sauce, made by Baumer Foods in New Orleans. I don't know how widely distributed it is, but it's worth seeking out.


I'm with you. I can't do Tabasco at all anymore, too much vinegar. You can find Crystal (most varieties) almost anywhere in the states, in your grocery. Are you finding it in Vancouver?

I recently bought a bottle of St. Thomas "God's Vineyard" 7-Pepper hot sauce from some very enterprising boys at our Farmer's Market and I love it.
You'll never find it. It is made by these young men who grow the peppers in a community garden, then produce the sauce. All the sale proceeds support the garden and provide collage scholarships for kids from the St. Thomas Housing Development in New Orleans. Maybe they ship -- 504-529-6981

We must have 20 bottles going all the time, but I always reach for this one or the Crystal.
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Originally posted by Queen Of Hearts:
You can find Crystal (most varieties) almost anywhere in the states, in your grocery. Are you finding it in Vancouver?


No, not available here as far as I know. We brought some back from NO, used it up, and last month a friend was kind enough to fulfill my request to bring some back from a business trip. Unfortunately, he just brought one 5-oz. bottle, but beggars can't be choosers. I ration it out carefully now. Smile
I like Crystal as well; fortunately I can find it here - but just the regular hot sauce. I see that I do have a bottle of the Classic Habareno; I'll give it a try soon!
had this at a restaurant somewhere in ny, escapes me right now.

1 tblsp Sriracha
1/2 tblsp melted butter
broiled lobster meat.
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Originally posted by indybob:
Thanks for the link! Love the stuff.

Same here. I always keep some on hand; occasionally the kids will try to test their bravery by using some.
I especially like a good dollop mixed in my Pho. Smile
There's a place down in Puerto Vallarta that makes a shrimp ceviche in aguachile that is heaven on earth. I don't exactly what's in it, but I'd bring it back by the barrel if I could. I does have some heat to it, but it's the amazing fruit flavor of the chile coming through that my daughter and I love. We have to stop in every time we go there.
I had it on some sauteed broccolini the other night. May not have the burn but packs the flavor.

For heat+flavor I have been using the El Yucateco XXXTRA HOT SAUCE and the ZAASCHILA GUACAMOLE Con Chile Habanero.

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