Scotty O’Hotty Hot Sauces are all natural and low in sodium sauces that feature fresh, Michigan made ingredients. Scotty O’Hotty currently offers three hot sauces that include a Mild, Hot, and XXX Hot varieties. All three flavors are made in Michigan with fresh, all natural, low sodium ingredients – Premium Pepper Sauce (Mild), Premium Habanero Sauce (Hot) and The Ghost Sauce (XXX Hot).
Scotty O’Hotty Premium Pepper Sauce – Mild
Ingredients: tomatoes, beer (for flavor), onion, bell pepper, vinegar, tomato sauce, mango, carrots, tomato paste, water, garlic, jalapeño peppers, yellow tomatoes, radishes, cayenne peppers, olive oil, sea salt, peppercorn, honey, assorted spices, liquid smoke, xanthan gum.
Texture & Appearance: A nice burnt orange color with tiny black flecks – other tiny bits of seasonings are visible in this slightly medium thick sauce. Predominant scents are of onion, vinegar and cayenne. Fresh and fragrant.
Taste Straight Up: Big, fresh garden taste thanks to the veggies in the front of the ingredients. Think of a fresh pepper mash with mild heat. The tomatoes add a nice supporting flavor, but they do not overpower – allowing a hint of the beer to come through. Delicious and different.
Label/Graphics: Emblazoned with an oval of “Old No. 2” and proudly stating it is “Made in Michigan”, the labels are clean and simple. Flames of fire surround the title, in this case “Premium Pepper Sauce”. Good looking, although the “Old No. 2” is a mystery. Simple and sharp.
Heat Level: Mild – in a nice, salsa kind of way. The peppers and seasonings are well balanced and complement each other. Savory and Satisfying.
Of course, we had to try the sauce on pizza. The pleasant taste fit the bill. Scotty O’Hotty Premium Pepper Sauce worked great on pizza.
One of the Scotty O’Hotty recipes calls for making chicken wings 2 different ways. Scotty’s way, and Mrs. Scotty’s way. We went with Scotty’s way this time. We par-baked then deep fried the wings first (our recipe here). Then we tossed the fully cooked and fried wings in the sauce. Scotty’s recipe calls for putting the wings back into a hot oven (350º) for 15 – 20 minutes to “set” the sauce. While the sauce did indeed get tacky and set up, the crispy skin of the wings went away. Baking after saucing made them soft. Disappointing.
Next time we will try Mrs. Scotty’s version that calls for 2 parts of sauce to 1 part butter. Toss cooked wings and enjoy. A much more traditional way to make wings.
Final Thoughts: Scotty O’Hotty Premium Pepper Sauce Mild would be great on nachos, burgers, hot dogs and even as a dip for french fries.
Heat: 1/5 – A great “entry level” sauce for the curious or gift-givers looking for something mild.
Overall: 4/5 – A delicious and very pourable sauce. Get 2 or 3 bottles – because you can enjoy this “everyday” sauce on many foods.
About Scotty O’Hotty
Scott and Suzi Owens started Scotty O’Hotty Hot Sauce in 2011 and now offer 3 Made in Michigan hot sauces as well as their new “Suzi’s Back Rub”. Visit http://www.scottyohotty.com and click on the Store link to order.
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