What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

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What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by Sirrip » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:07 pm

There's too many options out there to do a poll... so sound off on what your favorite hot sauce is.
... And if you're awesome, and like to make your own hot sauce at home, let us know how you make it!

Me? I love me some Sriracha!

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by G12 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:20 pm

I like the Beast hot sauce, quite hot while still having good overall flavor. The wife likes Tabasco Jalapeno, their chipotle, and Frank's red hot. I like to grow various chiles and then slow smoke/dry them, grind them up and use for BBQ rub and wing sauce. Got some Red Savina, Serranos, and Jalapenos going now. The raw Serranos are good infused in blue agave tequila for kicking margaritas with fresh lime juice, agave nectar, and a little fresh watermelon juice, too.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by simplesimon » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:22 pm

This about sums it up:

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/sriracha

Warning: some offensive language.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by samrnull » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:34 pm

I like Frank's Hot sauce (the original version) [in addition to Sriracha, of course.]

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by climber2020 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:38 pm

Sriracha for anything Asian.

Tabasco for eggs and pizza.

Texas Pete's Hotter Hot Sauce is nice on collard greens and other leafy veggies.

Sometimes if I need something extra spicy, I like to chop up a fresh habanero and mix it up in whatever I'm eating.

I've never tried Frank's. I'll have to pick some up and give it a go.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by OldOne » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:44 pm

Crystal :beer

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by astrohip » Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:16 pm

Cholula. Never leave home without it. :sharebeer
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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by investor » Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:26 pm

I sprinkle "HANDIWAL" Ex-Hot Chili Powder on everything.
A product of India and Available from Indian Spice Shops.


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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by 4stripes » Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:32 pm

I'm firmly in the vinegary hot sauce camp. Nice to see some others there too!

Tabasco original for all around most versatile, especially eggs and hiding in sauces and stews.

Crystal for pizza.

Frank's and Texas Pete also make a showing depending on the mood.

Cholula, Sriracha, anything chipotle-based are too tomato-pasty for my tastes.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by Van » Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:34 pm

Tabasco

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by Abe » Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:48 pm

Louisiana Hot Sauce
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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by Clearly_Irrational » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:04 pm

Dave's insanity sauce is probably my favorite. Frankly, anything spicier than that and all you're tasting is fire.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by Jake46 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:06 pm

Frank's for everyday use.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by camper » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:12 pm

Big fan of Cholula

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by GregV » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:21 pm

Scorned Woman Original Hot Sauce...good flavor, good heat.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by FNK » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:21 pm

I just have a grinder with capsaicin.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by Polar_Ice » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:53 pm

camper wrote:Big fan of Cholula
Me too! :happy

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by magician » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:58 pm

I grow my own chilies and make my own. I have a bumper crop of habaneros, serranos, cayennes, Thais, Kung Paos (which I think are a cayenne hybrid), poblanos, and, with a little luck, bhut jolokias that'll be ripening in the next month or so. I usually just slice up some ripe chilies and add them to whatever I'm eating. (Ripe ones are much better than green ones: they're a lot sweeter. It's annoying that you cannot get ripe serranos or jalapeños in the supermarket.)

I make a habanero, tomatillo, and orange salsa that is wicked good!

I rarely buy hot sauce, but my mom sent me some Humboldt Hot Sauce - an habanero/mango concoction - that's quite tasty.
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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by Cosmo » Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:13 pm

samrnull wrote:I like Frank's Hot sauce (the original version) [in addition to Sriracha, of course.]
Frank's...... I put that $&@t on everything!

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by Nukeboilermaker » Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:24 pm

I like all of the Tabasco sauces but at this point in time the Habanero Tabasco is my preferred.

I also like Yukatan Sunshine Habanero sauce. Those two have decent flavor and heat and go great on everything!

There are two habanero sauces at my local Mexican restaurant, there is a green and a red sauce both of the same brand (looked them up: El Yucateco)

Sriracha is great to have a different kick. I also have a spicy stir fry sauce that is great on any rice or Asian flavor.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by LAbob » Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:58 pm

I guarantee that if you can get your hands on Maria Sharp's (made in Belize) you will never look back. It is incredible, and many of my friends and workmates have become addicted to it. It's available at Light My Fire at their store here in LA (Farmers Market at 3rd/Fairfax) and also via their website http://www.hotsaucetogo.com). I personally go for the "Hot Hot Sauce"; the Fiery Hot is a bit over the top but not too bad. see http://www.hotsaucetogo.com/product.php ... 13&page=11

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by Kenkat » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:05 pm

A third vote for Sriracha aka Rooster Sauce

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by investor » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:07 pm

just went out and bought "SRIRACHA Chili Sauce"... very good stuff
Also bought "CHILI GARLIC SAUCE" by Huy Fong Foods, Inc... A little bit better than SRIRACHA.
still like the Indian Ex Hot Pepper.
Fun way to play in retirement...always looking for a better hot sauce.. :-)

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by DoWahDaddy » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:11 pm

Tabasco chipotle is a pleasure and finally puts the chipotle in Chipotle if you know what I mean.

I also enjoyed Yucatan habanero, but am interested in finding something more, shall we say, challenging?

Surprisingly, and this is more rub than sauce, I've been consistenly more pleased with the scent and singe of CVS crushed red pepper. Yes, that CVS. I don't know what to tell you. It's doppio.
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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by Pinotage » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:13 pm

Melinda's hot sauces, especially the Scotch Bonnet. Buy it by the case!

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by vital15 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:17 pm

I think Tabasco original is the most versatile but sriracha is great on Asian food. I also recommend the El Yucateco "Kutbil-Ik". Spicy but very tasty.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by kingsnake » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:39 pm

Pizza, eggs, etc. Cholula

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by Xanadu » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:11 pm

Taco Bell border sauce (Hot). Don't judge me.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by fandango » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:19 pm

Tobasco makes anything taste good.

Especially MRE's 47 years ago. :mrgreen:

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by Dinero » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:19 pm

Another vote for Cholula.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by House Blend » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:35 pm

Can't narrow it down to one.

1. For when I need the "nuclear option": Sambal Olek.
Red chili paste and a little vinegar and garlic--
the Malaysian/Indonesian cousin of Sriracha.

2. For everyday use: Trader Joe's Habanero & Lime Salsa.
Not as hot as you'd expect. Amazing balance of flavors.

Also usually have a bottle of Tabasco or Cholula on hand.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by MP173 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:41 pm

Not exactly a hot sauce, but I like a good Chicago Giardenara, my favorite is Fiori's Deli...they pack their own in Ball Jars.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by lippjam » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:45 pm

Texas Pete

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Post by Rick Ferri » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:50 pm

Rich's Sweat Heat

I'm bias. Rich is my brother-in-law. But it is good!

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by mikeast » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:50 pm

I just tried Sriracha for the first time about 4 months ago. it's the best all-around hot sauce I've
ever had.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by Dinero » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:02 pm

mikeast wrote:I just tried Sriracha for the first time about 4 months ago. it's the best all-around hot sauce I've
ever had.
My kids used to call it "Red Chicken Death Sauce" :happy

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by mikeast » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:09 pm

Dinero wrote:
mikeast wrote:I just tried Sriracha for the first time about 4 months ago. it's the best all-around hot sauce I've
ever had.
My kids used to call it "Red Chicken Death Sauce" :happy
I think I'll start calling it that too. I don't know how to pronounce Sriracha and I
ve been calling it "That red stuff with the rooster on the bottle

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by Bengineer » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:57 pm

Now this is a topic I can warm up to...

Sriracha for asian-esque.

Good old vinegar & red pepper for pork bbq.

Frank's for general. Red Rooster gets honorable mention in this category.

Homemade cherry-habanero on ribs. or blakberry or ...

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by bmelikia » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:24 pm

OldOne wrote:Crystal :beer
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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by yukonjack » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:34 pm

I'm a fan of Cholula and Tabasco Chipotle. I also like Sriracha but have always wondered what is in it that keeps health food stores such as Whole Foods and Vitamin Cottage from selling it.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by GeauxBR » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:09 pm

Abe wrote:Louisiana Hot Sauce
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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by westcoastinvestor » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:20 am

Marie Sharps from Belize is the best I have every tasted. It is great on everything.


http://www.mariesharps-bz.com/

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by interplanetjanet » Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:45 am

What, no love for Salsa Valentina, Tapatio or Bufalo?

I prefer Thai style sriracha to the Huy Fong version, but both have their place.

Oh, and various sambals. Believe it or not they complement durian wonderfully, cutting the richness.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by gnosis » Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:13 am

The Pepper Plant brand's "Original California Style Hot Pepper Sauce" available on Amazon. Unbelievable. Chunky, great on eggs.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by Bounca » Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:16 am

Another vote for Melindas.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by Woodshark » Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:17 am

Cholula for eggs.
Marie Sharps when we are in Belize. Never looked for it here in Georgia.
Texas Pete for everyday use.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by Yukon » Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:26 am

magician wrote:
I make a habanero, tomatillo, and orange salsa that is wicked good!
Share recipe!
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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by Frugal Al » Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:53 am

So many hot sauces, so little time. If I have to pick a favorite it's Marie Sharp's, specifically the Hot Habanero--it seems to meld with everything. It's actually carrot based. I like Cholula in my micheladas. Oh, and Sriracha mixed with a bit of mayo makes a great condiment for an egg sandwich. I've got to try Rich's--if Ferri recommends it I'm sure it's good.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Hot Sauce?

Post by gatorking » Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:05 am

DoWahDaddy wrote:Tabasco chipotle is a pleasure and finally puts the chipotle in Chipotle if you know what I mean.
I know exactly what you mean. :sharebeer

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