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Hot sauce
« on: April 28, 2021, 09:20:29 PM »

So, there's a pub I eat at way too much.
 
And they do Taco Tuesdays, and grilled brats during games, and... They had Cholula, and Chipotle Tabasco, and that stuff...
 
I took in a bottle of Mexican Valentina hot sauce.
 
It's now known as "Mexican Ketchup."
 
Not too hot, mild burn, damn fine taste. Makes the customers drink.
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Re: Hot sauce
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2021, 11:54:23 PM »

I have both Valentina and Cholula in the fridge.  Each is good stuff.
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Re: Hot sauce
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2021, 08:54:05 AM »

My local taco place has a salsa bar that has a few creamy salsa's that are amazing.

In my search for how they make it I came across the secret, homogenization in the blender.

Here is a good recipe to either make or use as a base.

 https://yes-moreplease.com/2014/07/jalapeno-creamy-sauce-green-stuff/

Both Valentina and Cholula are solid choices.

When I serviced industrial ice machines I took care of refrigeration equipment at a commissary for "roach coaches", the food trucks you see at construction sites. Nearly all the trucks were run by Mexicans or American/Mexicans. Valentina was always on the trucks.

Tapatio is pretty good also.
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Re: Hot sauce
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2021, 10:06:12 AM »

Hands down my favorite hot sauce is Louisiana.

Not too terribly hot but SUPER flavorful.
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Re: Hot sauce
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2021, 10:33:48 AM »

Hands down my favorite hot sauce is Louisiana.

Not too terribly hot but SUPER flavorful.

I like Crystal slightly better, but I prefer the Louisiana style of hot sauce.

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Re: Hot sauce
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2021, 10:43:28 AM »

I tried Crystal some years ago and did NOT like it at all.

Tasted quite off to me.

Figured it might be me, tried it again a couple of years later and I still didn't like it. At all.
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Re: Hot sauce
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2021, 10:47:10 AM »

My local taco place has a salsa bar that has a few creamy salsa's that are amazing.

In my search for how they make it I came across the secret, homogenization in the blender.

Here is a good recipe to either make or use as a base.

https://yes-moreplease.com/2014/07/jalapeno-creamy-sauce-green-stuff/

Both Valentina and Cholula are solid choices.

When I serviced industrial ice machines I took care of refrigeration equipment at a commissary for "roach coaches", the food trucks you see at construction sites. Nearly all the trucks were run by Mexicans or American/Mexicans. Valentina was always on the trucks.

Tapatio is pretty good also.

Thanks for posting that.  I already knew how to make it (although I don't add onions) but had forgotten about it.
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Re: Hot sauce
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2021, 10:48:59 AM »

I tried Crystal some years ago and did NOT like it at all.

Tasted quite off to me.

Figured it might be me, tried it again a couple of years later and I still didn't like it. At all.

Texas Pete's is another one you should try, I was skeptical since it is made in North Carolina, but I have a bottle in the fridge and backup in the pantry. It's a Louisiana style hot sauce.

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Re: Hot sauce
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2021, 12:42:39 PM »

Tapatio and Texas Pete are popular sauces in restaurants in this area.  Both are pretty tasty.
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Re: Hot sauce
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2021, 12:52:59 PM »

I have a bottle of Texas Pete in my fridge. It's my go to when I run out of Louisiana. It's not bad. Same with Frank's.
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Re: Hot sauce
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2021, 12:59:26 PM »

Just in case anyone is wondering about when I'm saying Louisiana, in this case it's both the style of sauce AND the name of a specific sauce: https://www.louisiana-brand.com/
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« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2021, 02:44:23 PM »

Thanks for posting that.  I already knew how to make it (although I don't add onions) but had forgotten about it.

If you are feeling lazy, the base recipe works for you and you have a Traders Joe near you, they sell a house brand version now. I think they just call it Creamy Jalapeno Sauce. It's pretty good.
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Re: Hot sauce
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2021, 10:05:00 AM »

I can't do really hot hot sauce anymore. Chalula has been my go to for years, mainly for breakfast.
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Re: Hot sauce
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2021, 11:10:42 AM »

If you are feeling lazy, the base recipe works for you and you have a Traders Joe near you, they sell a house brand version now. I think they just call it Creamy Jalapeno Sauce. It's pretty good.

I don't boil the jalapenos, I steam them.  I'll throw in a piece of onion next time; maybe a green onion.  (next time will be very soon, probably this weekend)
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Re: Hot sauce
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2021, 12:12:30 PM »

I can't do really hot hot sauce anymore. Chalula has been my go to for years, mainly for breakfast.

Same for me. I go through about one bottle a month.

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Re: Hot sauce
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2021, 12:15:21 PM »

I've really never been able to do the nuclear face melt sauces. I don't like Tabasco brand for that reason... it's far too hot. Worse, it's all head an no real flavor. That's why I like Louisiana. It's not as hot, but it has TONS more flavor.
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Re: Hot sauce
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2021, 08:51:32 AM »

Ate in a local Mexican restaurant last week and experienced a new to me hot sauce.
El yucateco black habernero. Iíve had el yucco green and red but the black label was a new one to me. Quite hot, which I like but Smokey and black peppery lots of flavor with the heat.
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Re: Hot sauce
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2021, 09:00:08 AM »

Tabasco tastes like chow in the field.
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« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2021, 09:39:03 AM »

Was watching a Phillies-Braves game on TV the other night and one of the behind home plate ads on the screens they have was for Louisiana Hot Sauce.
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Re: Hot sauce
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2021, 02:25:39 PM »

My go to hot sauce for years has been La Victoria Salsa Brava. I really need to explore some other options. :)

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Re: Hot sauce
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2021, 08:08:33 PM »

I have several around here from mexican to chinese. But like normal i have franks on my chicken right now. I put that *expletive deleted*it on everything.
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Re: Hot sauce
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2021, 10:11:11 PM »

I have just decided to get the giant bottle of Cholula so I don't run out at work. Something with my metabolism/inflammation/sugar problems really responds to hot sauce. So relaxing, I learned it years ago that the key to not murdering my co-workers was eggs covered in hot sauce. Handful of dry paprika used to do the trick too.
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Re: Hot sauce
« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2021, 09:03:45 AM »

Texas Pete's is another one you should try...

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Re: Hot sauce
« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2021, 01:28:27 AM »

Kicking myself for not getting a case of quarts of the Valentina when they had it at a local bargain grocery for $1.75/quart...
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Re: Hot sauce
« Reply #24 on: June 05, 2021, 08:45:35 AM »

Texas Pete's is another one you should try, I was skeptical since it is made in North Carolina, but I have a bottle in the fridge and backup in the pantry. It's a Louisiana style hot sauce.



Texas Pete is my go to hot sauce Iím not about overly spicy and I like it better than Tabasco sauce. I keep a small bottle in my lunch box.
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