Luxardo Original Maraschino Cherries

And now, from the That’s Not Hot Sauce department… we bring you a short review of the Original Maraschino Cherries from Luxardo in Italy.

Luxardo maraschino cherries are sour marasca cherries that are candied and steeped in syrup made of cherry juice and sugar. Their firm texture and thick rich syrup make them ideal for use as a cocktail garnish, for topping ice cream sundaes, and for use in baking.

Luxardo Original Maraschino Cherries – Are they worth the extra expense?

Luxardo Maraschino Cherries from Italy

Original Maraschino Cherries are made by the Luxardo family, who exclusively cultivate over 30,000 Marasca cherry trees in the Veneto region of Italy. This product is all natural, with no coloring or thickening agents added, and are certified kosher. Each container contains about 50% cherries, and 50% syrup by volume.

Ingredients: marasca cherries, sugar, marasca cherry juice, glucose, citric acid, natural color, maraschino flavor.

We purchased a bottle of these candied marashino cherries from DiPasquale’s Italian Marketplace in Baltimore Maryland. And at $19.99 for the jar I thought these better be good!

After sampling a few, I told Marilyn how delicious they were, but I wasn’t sure about the $20 price.

A few searches later, and low and behold, on Amazon they are priced at that point and even higher. Apparently, these babies are worth their weight in gold!

I love them in my homemade Orange Crush (vodka, OJ, splash of Sprite, maraschino juice and cherries). Just for fun, here’s a pic of my Pineapple Crush I had recently. Recipe is at the end of this post.

Pineapple Crush Cocktail

These definitely rock in a Manhatten or a Jack and Coke for a little sweet kick!

Throw a few of these delicious cherries on top of your favorite ice cream desert, and you will thank me. They are amazing.

And they really are worth the extra bucks. The best deal I found was for 2 jars (400g. / 14.11oz each) at $33.97 with free shipping. Here’s our affiliate link:

Buy Luxardo Original Marashino Cherries

Pineapple Crush recipe:

– 4 oz pineapple juice
– 2 oz vodka
– splash of Sprite
– drizzle of Maraschino juice
– garnish with Luxardo Original Maraschino Cherries

I’ve already ordered two more jars. Yum!

I’d love to know if you’ve tried these candied goodies, and what you think of them. Just leave a Comment below.

Brats and Grilled Veggies on REC TEC Mini Smoker

We grilled some brats and veggies on the REC TEC Mini Pellet Grill recently – and they turned out fantastic!

The key to this success lies in the recipe. The brats were simmered in two bottles of beer and some onions for about 2 hours.

Then we cranked the REC TEC Mini up to 500º and grilled for about 20 minutes.

Don’t overlook the buns – the Johnsonville Sausage Rolls were amazing and helped make this cook a big success.

Grilled Brats and Veggies on the REC TEC Mini Pellet Grill

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~brian and marilyn

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SumoJerky Top Rated Beef Jerky monthly

SumoJerky sends you gourmet beef jerky every month that’s hard to find anywhere else.

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You can try the world’s highest rated beef jerkies because they ship you surprise flavors of top-rated beef jerky, once a month.

How it works:

  1. Pick the plan that matches your appetite. Or, buy gifts.
    • 2 Bags a Month – $14.95 + S&H
    • 6 Bags a Month – $39.50 + S&H
    • … and so on up to 12 or 24 bags a Month.
  2. Orders placed “today” will ship in 1-3 business days. No waiting for beginning or end of the month dates!
  3. They follow up via email to get your diet and taste preferences before they ship.

Why SumoJerky:

Because they search for gourmet jerky makers.

They do taste tests and ingredient reviews on their jerkies.

They autoship you surprise flavors of their best beef jerky every month.

Then you get to enjoy some delicious jerky at a great price!

And they ship international to every country in the world.

What you get:

Amazing flavors like…

Jerk N Pickle – Belmont, CA
Thin sliced jerky made from Angus beef, house-brewed marinades, and local fresh ingredients

Sweet Meat – Nashville, TN
Tender grass-fed, organic beef seasoned with organic herbs and spices

Grandpa’s – Fishers, IN
Select butcher cuts with handmixed ingredients like fresh blueberry and habanero.

Jonty Jacobs – New York, NY
South Africa-style cured meat that’s tender like filet mignon.

Dried and True – Venice Beach, CA
Handcrafted all natural jerky featuring unique flavors like Chile Limon.

Hi there! Ryan Luedecke here from SumoJerky. We’ve been working hard to perfect our members-only gourmet jerky club and are excited to invite you to try it. You’ll get to try different styles and flavors of top-rated beef jerky from the US. Join me and 2,000+ other jerky lovers by signing up to get your first box of jerky delivered.

Visit http://sumojerky.com/ and get a free bag of jerky now and be sure to tell Ryan and the crew that HotSauceDaily sent you!

Here are some of the other great jerkies that SumoJerky has sent out recently…

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REC TEC Mini Wood Pellet Grill Unboxing

The newest member of HotSauceDaily’s grills is the REC TEC Mini Portable Wood Pellet Grill.

With their ease of use and the “set it and forget it” mentality of pellet style grills, we’ve been itching to try out a pellet style grill for a few years now.

Unboxing the REC TEC Mini Portable Wood Pellet Grill

Here is a short video of our unboxing of the REC TEC Mini Portable Wood Pellet Grill.

Up next we’ll show off the features of this amazing little workhorse of a grill.

We hope you’ll enjoy our journey into this new style of grilling and smoking with us.

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~brian and marilyn

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Busha Browne’s Jamaican Jerk Smokey Barbeque Sauce

Busha Browne’s Jamaican Jerk Smokey Barbeque Sauce

Busha Browne Jerk Barbecue Sauce

I love Busha Browne’s products from Jamaica. I especially love jerk seasonings and rubs and sauces.

So when Busha Browne sent me a bottle of their Jamaican Jerk Smokey Barbeque Sauce, I couldn’t wait to try it.

We were doing ribs this weekend, and so jerk ribs it was. And if you’ve ever had ribs done jerk style, you know it’s like no other rib.

(We also made some Jerk Chicken Quesadillas…)

We’re talking baby back ribs with the heat, spice and intense flavor that only jerk has. These are NOT your father’s ribs. 🙂

Jerk BBQ Sauce from Busha Browne

Ingredients: tomato paste, water, jerk seasoning (escallions, scotch bonnet peppers, sea salt, pimento, black pepper, thyme leaves, cane vinegar, assorted spices), cane vinegar, cane sugar, natural hickory smoke flavor, spices, sea salt, modified food starch, caramel (colour), grapefruit seed extract (preservative).

Busha Browne Jerk BBQ texture

Texture & Appearance: Very thick. Really nice to brush onto or paste onto foods on the grill.

Taste Straight Up: The jerk seasoning flavor is strong and up front, but you can tell you are still tasting a BBQ sauce. So in that vein, this is a light-hearted jerk flavor… with the BBQ sauce being more predominant. Satisfying and comforting.

Heat Level: Rated 2 out of 5 Stars – Not as hot as a straight up jerk paste or rub. More of a kicked up BBQ sauce, jerk style. True to form.

The Ribs

busha browne jerk bbq ribs

The sauce was thick and gloppy, which allowed to really cling well to the ribs.

But the heat in the sauce was a bit overpowering for the delicate pork flavor of the baby backs.

Chicken Quesadillas

As good as it was on the ribs, it really lit up and shined on some chicken Quesadillas.

busha browne jerk bbq chicken quesadilla

Just some simple roasted chicken from the deli, cut up and heated in a pan with the sauce. Delicious. No cheese, nothing extra, just the chicken and sauce. (Oh, I did add a few sprinkles of dry jerk seasoning that I had on hand).

Final Thoughts

I prefer my jerk to be an authentic paste or rub or a combination of both… but if you want all of the great jerk flavor in a milder BBQ sauce, Busha Browne’s Jamaican Jerk Smokey Barbeque Sauce is a winner – you can’t go wrong with this one.

Overall rating: Rated 5 out of 5 Stars – Authentic jerk flavors combined with a versatile BBQ sauce make this one a winner! Highly recommended!

Where to buy: Visit BushaBrowne.com

About Busha Browne:
Associated Manufactures Ltd. is proud to be the manufacturer of Busha Browne sauces, jellies and condiments and manufactures the products to the entire food industry from retail outlets, food manufactures and foodservice businesses. Busha Browne authentic sauces, jellies, and condiments provide the great variety of exotic fresh Jamaican fruits, vegetables and spices. Their gourmet products are all natural, full of flavor and are delicious. Prepared and bottled in small batches as they were 200 years ago, these award winning artisanal products reflect the authentic heritage of Jamaican cookery. Busha Browne provides superior quality and for all eating occasions at home and at restaurants. Busha Browne is headquartered in Jamaica and their products are sold globally. Busha Browne has captured the attention of national and international media and a culinary clientele. For more information on Busha Browne and its products, visit www.BushaBrowne.com and Facebook via facebook.com/BushaBrowne and Twitter via twitter.com/BushaBrowne.

Disclaimer: We received this product courtesy of the manufacturer for review.

Tell us about your favorite jerk (no, not THAT guy) in the Comments below…

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