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PostMon Jan 19, 2009 1:18 am 
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castillo salsa habenera, from mexico,  available in red and green. it's hot, but has a very rich flavor. it's also really cheap, i've never paid more than $1.50 for a 5-ounce bottle. i've found it at red apple markets, and at market place in the renton highlands.
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PostMon Jan 19, 2009 5:00 am 
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Comrades,

While the supply of hot sauces and salsas and picos is endless, there is also the exquisite simplicity of the green chili by itself.

Using either the chopped or whole, mix into eggs, bean burritos, or straight up on crackers/tortilla chips with some cheddar or jack.  They aren't too hot, low cal/low fat, and easy to find.

Strangely enough, I prefer the canned to fresh....high quality canned green chili from Ortega or Old El Paso are more substantial than the slimy stuff I pull out of self-roasted fresh ones.

Viva chili verde!

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PostMon Jan 19, 2009 2:39 pm 
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Toonces wrote:
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I keep a bottle of this at work for veggie dippin'

Course if you want some excellent hot sauce with BBQ-

Go Meet The Man!!! Warning- Take Fire extinguisher!

I met him.....he makes the naughty.gif look pretty tame
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Apparently it's no longer being made, but the good news is that the chef has thus released the recipe in one of his cookbooks. It is habanero-based, but has some other yummy additions. I'll have to try out a few of the others mentioned on this thread. Here's the Inner Beauty recipe for those who are willing to make their own batches of hot sauce:

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Recipe From : Big Flavors Of The Hot Sun by Chris Schlesinger

15 habanero chiles -- roughly chopped
1 ripe mango -- peel, pit, mash
1 cup cheap yellow prepared mustard
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
salt and pepper -- to taste

WARNING: Hottest sauce in North America. Use this to enhance dull and boring food. Keep away from pets, open flames, unsupervised children, and bad advice. This is not a toy. This is serious. Stand up straight, sit right, and stop mumbling.

Be careful no to rub your nose, eyes, or mouth while working with habaneros. you may actually want to wear rubber gloves while chopping and mixing -- these babies are powerful.

This style of hot sauce, widely used in the West Indies, is basically habanero peppers (also known as Scotch Bonnets), fruit, and yellow mustard, with a few other ingredients thrown in. Use this recipe as a guideline. Habaneros are at the top of the chile pepper heat scale, so feel free to substitute other peppers of your choice.

Funnel the sauce into an old pint liquor bottle, then let your imagination run free as to what whopper you can lay on your guests regarding its origins. If you're having trouble, here's a start: "One day in Jamaica I was in this dingy bar and met this old guy who..." and you take it from there.

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Mix all the ingredients together and stand back. This will keep, covered and refrigerated, until the year 2018. Be careful though: If it spills, it will eat a hole in your refrigerator. If you ever want to dispose of it, call the local toxic waste specialists

I'm not a fan of "the man" - IMO Dixies' infamous sauce only has heat but no flavor. A chef pal speculates that they have extracted just the heat from peppers. I'm much more into sauces such as Inner Beauty that have actual flavor in addition to intense heat.
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PostMon Jan 19, 2009 2:46 pm 
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If you like spicy and vegetables there is always kimchee.


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PostMon Jan 19, 2009 10:49 pm 
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I have never ate a pepper that I didn't Love. A day without spice, is a day not worth living. With that said Blair's Hot Sauces are without a doubt the most hottest I've found, they got some extracts that have a 2,000,000 scoville rating.

Here's one of my favorites.

Blairs Ultra Death Sauce
Blairs Ultra Death Sauce

ULTRA DEATH SAUCE
One taste and you will know this Jersey boy was here! If you have an insatiable need for heat or are one that lives in excess...Here I come. This sauce is the real deal. So shut the "F" up and pour me out! Love ya.
SIZE: 5 fl. oz. 150 ml
SUGGESTED USES: Be warned: this sauce contains ingredients 800 times hotter than a jalapeno chile. Use sparingly. Ultra Death should not be consumed without dilution.
INGREDIENTS: Red Habanero Pods, Naga Jolokia, Cayenne Chilies, White Vinegar, Natural Pepper Flavor (contains soybean oils), Tomato Puree, Pirri-Pirri Chilies, Lime Juice, Salt, Spices.
DISCLAIMER: Warning: this product contains the hottest known ingredients on the planet earth. Please use with extreme caution.
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PostMon Jan 19, 2009 11:15 pm 
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Badger wrote:

Course if you want some excellent hot sauce with BBQ-

Go Meet The Man!!! Warning- Take Fire extinguisher!

joker wrote:
I'm not a fan of "the man" - IMO Dixies' infamous sauce only has heat but no flavor

I think everybody needs to meet Gene, and try his sauce at least once. He's like a living legend.
First he teases you with a toothpick. prod.gif, then its how many spoonfulls
can you live through.  rolleyes.gif

I survived a big heaping dollup on a sandwich once, thought I was gonna have a heart attack for about 20 minutes, but then it went away.  biggrin.gif
It does have a slightly smokey flavor, but its not about that, its just meant to be really freakin hot.
It makes a good reference for habanero based hot sauces, and the sammiches there are really good, even without the sauce.
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PostMon Jan 19, 2009 11:38 pm 
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I like it hot, and the only way we survived Nepal was a trusty jar of chili pickle.On the other hand some of these seem like no flavor just heat. like I unloaded a can of bear spray in the jar,
is a great lifesaver.

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PostTue Jan 20, 2009 12:02 am 
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Best table sauce: Jalapeno Hot Sauce from Adobe Milling Co in Dove Creek, Colorado.  I buy it mail order by the small bottle or quart.  Real nice smoky flavor - and not blow your brains out hot.

Best salsa:  Herdez Salsa Casera.

A friend recently turned me on to a great dip recipe:  Mix one 7 oz can of the Herdez with a small tub of cottage cheese.  yeah....sounds like it'd be yucky - but it's great.
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PostTue Jan 20, 2009 1:15 am 
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Here's my arsenal:

I heart hot sauce
I heart hot sauce

Predator hot sauce is a must-have. Very tasty, but extremely spicy and to be used sparingly. I generally dilute a few drops into a couple ounces of Tapatio and pour that over a burrito or tamale.

There's a reason Tabasco is a classic. One of my faves.

Stone Brewery's Double Bastard hot sauce is really outstanding.

If you're really into extreme spice, drop $200 on a bottle of 16 Million Reserve. It's essentially pure capsacin - literally tons of peppers go into making a single pound of the stuff. I think it's a small batch, one time deal so get it while it's hot (ouch - couldn't resist  clown.gif )

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PostTue Jan 20, 2009 9:56 am 
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Not a sauce but my chili is the best!!!  up.gif

I make 2 versions- mild for those not liking heat and spicey hot.
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PostThu Jun 18, 2009 8:51 pm 
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Double DD Meats in Montlake Terrace = best selection of hot sauce in the NW.

5602 232nd St SW # 104
Mountlake Ter, WA 98043-4659
(425) 778-7363
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PostMon Jul 06, 2009 11:18 am 
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Tapatio FTW!

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PostThu Jul 09, 2009 9:32 am 
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I like rooster sauce, tapatio, tabasco, and Franks hot pepper sauce.

I also grow some peppers and make the homemade stuff, it's good fun. Although you have to be careful with habaneros, they make an excellent sauce. I like to douse some chicken with halben sauce and then bbq.
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PostThu Jul 09, 2009 8:12 pm 
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Sore Feet wrote:
I like spicy, but I like to be able to taste what I'm eating too.  Generally the best compromise is Indian food.  hungry.gif

MMMMM love that hot sauce
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