New Tabasco Sauce Flavor Sweet & Spicy Dipping Sauce

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I’m really anxious to try Tabasco’s new Sweet & Spicy flavor of their first ever dipping sauce! It comes in their traditional bottle, but they are marketing it as their first dipping sauce for Asian-Style foods.

Somebody at the McIlhenny Company’s Avery Island outfit is very excited about this sauce, as evidenced by all the suggested uses on the bottle’s carton:

  • DIP: Use straight from the bottle as a dip for chicken fingers, french fries, grilled shrimp, spring rolls, fried chicken, taquitos, vegetables and more.
  • MIX: Mix TABASCO SWEET & Spicy Pepper Sauce with an equal amount of mustard to make a tasty mustard for hot dogs, hamburgers and sausage. Or brush it on baked or grilled ham or chicken as a glaze.
  • QUICK FIX: Pour TABASCO SWEET & Spicy Pepper Sauce over a block of cream cheese. Use as a spread for crackers.
  • New TABASCO SWEET & Spicy Pepper Sauce adds a sweet twist to many popular foods. It’s perfect for parties or snacking – a real crowd pleaser.
(marketing people are funny – SWEET & Spicy Pepper Sauce is always printed that way with the mix of caps and italics. )
There’s more excitement printed on this carton than I’ve seen since they introduced their
Chipotle flavor Tabasco, which, and I love you Tabasco, but there are far better Chipotle flavored hot sauces out there. But that’s another post.
Another side of the carton says:
You hold the very first pepper sauce from TABASCO brand that you can use as a dipping sauce, glaze or basting sauce and as a condiment.
Ok… I can do that with all of your great pepper sauces too!
TABASCO SWEET & Spicy Pepper Sauce is made by blending ginger and other favorite Asian flavors with TABASCO Pepper Sauce. So, try it when food calls for a little sweet heat.
Ingredients:
  • high fructose corn syrup, red pepper, sugar, distilled vinegar, pear concentrate, garlic, water, onion,
  • TABASCO Brand Pepper Sauce ( distilled vinegar, red pepper, salt), ginger, salt, xanthan gum and spices
I’ve been waiting for this sauce to hit our market here on the East Coast, and it’s finally here.
I’ll update this post soon, after I try the sauce.
Update: 04/03/08:
This sauce is sweeeet (high fructose corn syrup will do that). Very Asian influenced. Not good with tacos, burritos, etc.
Tastes very much like a sweet chili garlic sauce that dozens of other mfgs. make, but with much less heat.
It’s a great start for newbies into a sweet/hot chili sauce… heat is about a med-low to low.
Tastes great with all Asian foods… eggrolls, lo-mein, etc…
God Bless Ya, Tabasco… for trying. But I’ve yet to *really* love anything but your original Tabasco Sauce.

Bone Suckin’ Sauce – BBQ

Bone Suckin' BBQ Sauce Bone Suckin’ Sauces are all natural, fat free, gluten free, and NO high fructose corn syrup.

This is my new BBQ friend… I love this stuff.

We made our Powderpuff Rub Ribs with Bone Suckin’ Original sauce. A nice, thin sauce that makes a great finishing glaze on your ribs or chicken.

They also make this sauce in Thicker Style (pictured), Hot, and Hot Thicker styles.
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Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce

Chipotles in adobo

Smoky, hot chipotle peppers in a seasoned adobo tomato sauce. Candy in a can!

Chipotle (pronounced “chee-POHT-lay”) peppers are ripe, red jalapenos that have been dried and smoked. In their dried form, they look brown and leathery. In the sweet, adobo sauce, they are soft and red.

The adobo sauce, which can be purchased canned by itself, is a lightly spiced, thin tomato sauce. See ingredients below.

These babies are hot, smoky and sweet. You have to chop them to use in recipes, because the whole pepper is too big and hot to add whole.

Chop some up and throw in your burgers before cooking, add to barbecue sauces, baked beans… or whenever you want that fresh, hot and smoky chipotle flavor in your recipe!

They are the base for my Mega’s Smoky Chipotle Salsa as well as the main ingredient in Rachel Ray’s “Texas Hold-ums Mini Chipotle Burgers with Warm Fire-roasted Garlic Ketchup” – yea, it’s a mouthfull! But they are incredibly good!

La Morena Chipotles in Adobo

I prefer the La Morena brand, or La Costena or Herdez brands. Stay away from the San Marcos brand, I think they are inferior.

After opening, these keep in the fridge for 3-4 weeks in an airtight container.

Ingredients:

  • chipotle peppers, tomato puree, paprika, sugar, salt, onions, sesame oil, vinegar, garlic, bay leaves and oregano

You should be able to buy canned chipotles in adobo at your grocer -look in the international foods isle.

TheSpiceHouse.com offers canned, as well as dried and powdered versions of chipotles.

If you’d like to make your own, I found this recipe that looks pretty authentic, but I haven’t tried it yet.

Hot Sriracha Garlic Chicken Wings

Sriracha HOT chili sauce, crispy chicken wings, and tons of garlic, make these spicy wings the *best* chicken wings we’ve ever cooked!

The wings are marinated in olive oil & spices, then baked for 30 mins. before being deep-fried to finish cooking, and get their wonderfully crispy skin. Then, you toss them in the Sriracha, butter, cilantro, and garlic sauce before serving. Yum!!!

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Pickapeppa Hot Red Pepper Sauce

Pickapeppa Hot Sauce

Probably my favorite imported hot sauce. Made in Jamaica, it contains cane vinegar, which gives it a sweetness along with some pretty searing heat.

From the label:

The Pickapeppa Company Ltd was established in 1921. Over the years it has won a number of awards both nationally and internationally to attest to its high quality and consistency of flavor. Pickapeppa products are aged in oak barrels for a minimum of one year. They contain only the finest tropical fruit and spices from all over the world.

Ingredents: hot peppers, cane vinegar, sugar, salt, and spices

The Pickapeppa Co. Ltd, Shooters Hill, Jamaica

Lingham’s Hot Sauce With Ginger and Garlic

Lingham's Hot Sauce

We stopped at Willey’s near Odessa Delaware and picked up a few bottles of Lingham’s Hot Sauce With Ginger & Garlic. My wife loves this stuff. It’s awesome with egg rolls, or anytime you want heat with ginger and garlic.

Ingredients: Ginger, garlic, red chillies [sic], sugar, vinegar and salt.
No refrigeration needed.

Manufactured in Malaysia and imported thru Canada, it’s a long ride to our house!