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mikel

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In anticipation of receiving my bottle of Safari Hot Sauce (Created by our very own @Oldsarge), I thought it would be interesting to find out what everyone's favorite hot sauce is.

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I am not a fan of vinegar, and pretty much loathe any condiment, sauce, dressing, or food that contains it.

Of course if the content is small enough to be largely undetectable, or the other ingredients are strong enough to overpower the vinegar, I can just as easily enjoy it. Barbecue sauce is a good example of a sauce that I very much enjoy, because other ingredients are more dominant.

As for hot sauces, I pretty much avoid them altogether, because most of them that I've come across are made with vinegar. My wife on the other hand, loves them.

Safari Hot Sauce is @Oldsarge's perfected version of an African-style 'piri-piri' sauce, and uses coconut milk as a base instead of vinegar.

For that reason, I am very excited to try it out. Plus, I'm really excited to support @Oldsarge!

Also, if you know of any other hot sauces that don't contain vinegar, please let me know about them. I'd love to try them out as well.

What's your favorite hot sauce?
 
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Oldsarge

Moderator and Bon Vivant
Crystal is my default hot sauce.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_Hot_Sauce

Of course, I also liberally season my bean soup with the cheapest red-wine vinegar imaginable so what do I know?

@Oldsarge

Ordering it from Amazon right now.

Any suggestions re what should I "pair" Safari Hot Sauce with?
I don't recommend it on red meat. However, it's a killer on seafood, chicken, eggs and avocado toast. And used as a marinade for an hour before tossing a chicken on the grill? Whoa, baby!
 

TKI67

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I have several that I use regularly and differently.

My absolute favorite is Melinda’s Naga Jolokia. It is essential on fried eggs in this kitchen.

A few squirts of Sriracha is a natural in Mornay when making Mac (or, in my case, orecchiette) and cheese.

Cholula is a good all purpose sauce.

Mina Spicy Harissa wakes up avocado toast big time.

BTW, if you stumble into Melinda’s products, her habanero catchup rocks tater tots. Her habanero, oddly, is not as zippy as her jalapeño, and it has the added benefit of the taste of habanero, sweeter and less vegetal than jalapeño.

In the yard, my chiltepins are starting to ripen. They are superb for a home made salsa and pretty tasty right off the bush but pretty hot.
 
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TKI67

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In anticipation of receiving my bottle of Safari Hot Sauce (Created by our very own @Oldsarge), I thought it would be interesting to find out what everyone's favorite hot sauce is.

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I am not a fan of vinegar, and pretty much loathe any condiment, sauce, dressing, or food that contains it.

Of course if the content is small enough to be largely undetectable, or the other ingredients are strong enough to overpower the vinegar, I can just as easily enjoy it. Barbecue sauce is a good example of a sauce that I very much enjoy, because other ingredients are more dominant.

As for hot sauces, I pretty much avoid them altogether, because most of them that I've come across are made with vinegar. My wife on the other hand, loves them.

Safari Hot Sauce is @Oldsarge's perfected version of an African-style 'piri-piri' sauce, and uses coconut milk as a base instead of vinegar.

For that reason, I am very excited to try it out. Plus, I'm really excited to support @Oldsarge!

Also, if you know of any other hot sauces that don't contain vinegar, please let me know about them. I'd love to try them out as well.

What's your favorite hot sauce?
Are you ok with lime instead of vinegar?
 

TKI67

Super Member
@TKI67 I definitely like lime, so yes :)
That being the case you ought to embrace home made salsa. Lime plus salt plus onion plus peppers, augmented however you like (cilantro, garlic, tomato, fruits (love peaches) makes for superb salsa. It takes only minutes with a food processor or blender. Give lime, salt, red onion, habanero, and papaya a try! It’s no prob having a zippy salsa with no vinegar. You can also add the dimension of roasting ingredients or cooking the salsa. Salsa doesn’t have to be chunky, either. Choose your ingredients and blitz them in a blender.
 
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mikel

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That being the case you ought to embrace home made salsa.
@TKI67 I totally agree! I make a mean homemade salsa that is really flavorful and enjoyable. Saw my daughter make it once, so I "borrowed" her recipe and made it my own :)

Thanks for the suggestion!
 

eagle2250

Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator
I'm going to have to look-up Oldsarge's Safari Hot Sauce on amazon and give it a try. The Son-in-Law and I have an ongoing competition to determine whose taste buds can take the most heat! ;)
 

Howard

Connoisseur
I don't really have a favorite hot sauce but I like a hot sauce that is not too hot but not give me heartburn and I would not have to run to the toilet.
 

TKI67

Super Member
For the adventuresome home cook I offer the following. In Austin lots of folk like Tacodeli because they have become addicted to their Dona sauce. It is a pale green, and first timers mistakenly think, “Ah, avocado. I can handle that.” There are no avocados in it. Roast and skin a pile of jalapeños, add a little roasted garlic, and some salt. Drizzle EVOO in as you blend it. So good!

BTW, a commentary on local tastes. We were on the Oregon Coast this past week, and the place we were having breakfast advertised their habanero salsa, branding it with heat warnings. We thought it tasted like an excellent gazpacho.