Black and Blue Crab Deviled Eggs Recipe

Deviled eggs with crab meat, blue cheese and blackening seasoning makes for some intense and savory deviled eggs!

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Recipe for Black and Blue Crab Deviled Eggs is easy to make

Marilyn announced it was time to make some deviled eggs and it was my turn. Great! But I was tired of my usual “classic” deviled egg recipe.

We differ greatly in what we think are classic deviled eggs – mine are heavy with yellow mustard (and I add even more mustard flavor by using Coleman’s dry mustard too) along with some sweet pickle relish and garnished with either sweet or hot paprika.

Marilyn prefers more mayonnaise and vinegar and sugar in hers. Well, we grew up in different parts of the country.

So I thought of crab deviled eggs (we’ve had them quite often and love them), but I put a twist on them.

Playing on the idea from a local pub that features fantastic black and blue burgers, and the fact that I’ve made a few blackened crab cakes in my day… voilà! Just add deviled eggs! (And omit the burger.)

Old Bay Seasonings has a huge family of spices.

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Yup, that is actually a pic from our spice cabinet collection.

Being from Maryland, we’re sort of born with Old Bay in our veins. For this recipe I’m working with their own Old Bay with Blackened Seasoning for these eggs.

Recipe: How to make black and blue crab deviled eggs

Makes 12 servings (double recipe for a dozen eggs)

Ingredients:

  • 6 hard boiled eggs, halved
  • 1/4 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 T. Dijon Mustard
  • 1 t. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 t. dry mustard (Colemans)
  • 1/2 t. juice of fresh lemon
  • 1/2 t. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 T. blue cheese, crumbled, plus additional for garnish
  • 1 t. Old Bay Blackened Seasoning (or your favorite blackening seasoning)
  • 3 – 4 oz crab meat (fresh is best, or good quality canned will work)

Preparation:

1. halve the eggs, remove yolks to a large mixing bowl
2. add and combine all ingredients except crab meat in bowl (taste as you go)
3. gently combine crab meat into mixture
4. spoon mixture into egg halves
5. garnish with extra blue cheese crumbles and sprinkle with blackened seasoning
6. chill for 20 – 30 minutes to allow flavors to develop, serve cold with beer

Notes:

* go easy on the liquids as they will make the filling too thin
* piping the mixture into the eggs is not an option – the chunky crab meat will not work
* use a large spoon to fill and smooth over the filling covering the entire top of the egg half
* these flavors are intense – serve along hearty foods like steaks and burgers
* you’ll have leftover filling – it’s great spread on your favorite crackers

You can View or Download a Printable PDF of this recipe here:
Black and Blue Crab Deviled Eggs Recipe PDF File

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We try out the Copper Chef Copper Crisper Air Fryer

In this video, we’re taking the Copper Chef Copper Crisper Air Fryer for a test run.
Up first, French Fries 101.

Electric Air Fryers are all the rage – the current darling of counter-top appliances – with dozens of video reviews on YouTube.

The Copper Chef Copper Crisper is the low-tech version that turns your oven into the “air fryer”.

How well does the Copper Chef Copper Crisper work?

In our video, we cook some frozen french fries to see if this thing really works.

Consisting of a basket on top of a copper sheet pan, this simple device appears to have what you need for “air frying” in your oven.

Watch our video and see for yourself. While you’re watching, please hit the Subscribe button and thumbs up!

Next time we plan on “frying” some chicken wings in the Copper Chef Copper Crisper to see how well it cooks them.

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Thank you for reading and watching our videos.

ZestFest 2017 Fiery Food Challenge Winners

The Fiery Food Challenge Awards for 2017

12-awards

The 21st Annual ZestFest wrapped up this weekend. Here are all the winners!

Company Product Place

Barbecue Sauce: Alcohol Infused – Consumer Ready
Born to Hula, LLC Imperial Apple Barbecue Sauce 1
La Raye’s Bar-B-Que Sauce, Inc Tequila Garlic 2
La Raye’s Bar-B-Que Sauce, Inc Tequila Sunrise 3

Barbecue Sauce: Exotic – Consumer Ready
C & J Farms Jalapeño Honey 1
Moore’s Marinades & Sauces Moore’s Honey BBQ Wing Sauce 2
Southern Belles BBQ Blueberry Blues 3

Barbecue Sauce: Fruit Based – Consumer Ready
Johnson Berry Farm Strawberry Stinger Ghost Sauce 1
Culley’s Culley’s Rib ‘N’ Chik’N 2
Southern Belles BBQ Blueberry Blues 3

Barbecue Sauce: Mustard Based – Consumer Ready
Aunty Lilikoi Products Aunty Lilikoi Passion Fruit Kiawe BBQ Sauce 1
Towdah Foods Lakeside Sauces Smokey Gold BBQ Sauce 2
LaRae’s Bar-B-Que Sauce, Inc Honey Mustard 3

Barbecue Sauce: Vinegar Based – Consumer Ready
CRC BBQ Riley’s Triple R Sauce 1
Texas Rib Rangers Texas Rib Rangers Hot Barbecue Sauce 2
Smokehouse Woods, LLC Whispering Heat BBQ Sauce 3

Barbecue Sauce: Mild – Consumer Ready
Danielle’s Sauces Danielle’s Sweet BBQ Sauce 1
CRC BBQ Riley’s Triple R Sauce 2
Southern Belles BBQ Original Belle 3

Barbecue Sauce: Medium – Consumer Ready
Culley’s Culley’s Chipotle + Honey 1
Danielle’s Sauces Danielle’s Smoke & Spice BBQ Sauce 2
Cobra Chilli Habanero BBQ Sauce 3

Barbecue Sauce: Hot – Consumer Ready
Southern Belles BBQ Southern Heat 1
Grandville’s Gourmet BBQ Sauce Extra Spicy BBQ Sauce 3
Full Boar BBQ, LLC Full Boar BBQ “Sweet & Spicy” BBQ Sauce 2

Barbecue Sauce: X-Hot – Consumer Ready
Black Swamp Gourmet, LLC Sweet & Fiery BBQ Sauce 1
Ghost Foods Hot and Smokey Ghost BBQ Sauce XXX 3
Cobra Chilli Carolina BBQ Sauce 2

Best Barbecue Sauce
Black Swamp Gourmet, LLC Sweet & Fiery BBQ Sauce

Condiments: Asian – Consumer Ready
Danielle’s Sauces Danielle’s Chiliyaki Sauce 1
Danielle’s Sauces Danielle’s Sweet Chili Sauce 2
Moore’s Marinades & Sauces Moore’s Asian Teriyaki Wing Sauce 3

Condiments: Gourmet Infused Oil – Consumer Ready
Hongar Farms Gourmet Foods Benissimo Spicy Sriracha Oil 1
Gorji Gourmet Foods Dipping Oil & Marinade Primer 2
Fratelli Foods Gourmet Garlic Oil 3

Condiments: Jam/Jelly Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
Jammit! Jam, LLC Strawberry Chili Shiraz 1
Ka-Ranch Raspberry Jalapeño Jam 2
Hacienda Maize Fire-Roasted Mira Sol Jammin’ Jelly 3

Condiments: Jam/Jelly Hot/X-Hot – Consumer Ready
Chili Dawg’s Foods of Fire Habacherry 1
Chili Dawg’s Foods of Fire Bluebanero 2
Johnson Berry Farm Hot Damn Strawberry Reaper Jam 3

Condiments: Ketchup – Consumer Ready
Red Kitchen Foods-Smokin’ Texas Gourmet Roasted Tomato and Sweet Onion Ketchup 1
Grumps Grumps Jalapeño Ketchup 2
Little Acre Gourmet Foods More Spicy Three Pepper Ketchup 3

Condiments: Mustard Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
Aunty Lilikoi Products Aunty Lilikoi Passion Fruit Wasabi Mustard 1
Backwoods Mustard Company Sweet Jalapeño Mustard 2
Caribbean Heat Honey Jalapeño Mustard 3

Condiments: Mustard Hot /X-Hot – Consumer Ready
Burns and McCoy Black Ale Mustard 1
Backwoods Mustard Company Honey Habanero Mustard 2
Angry Irishman Hot Pub Mustard 3

Condiments: Relish – Consumer Ready
LoneStar Pepper Company Hot-N-Sweet Pepper Relish 1
A & J Salsa A & J Salsa Warm Sweet Pepper Relish with Jalapeño 2
Texas Rib Rangers Texas Rib Rangers Range Relish 3

Condiments: Salad Dressing – Consumer Ready
Stagecoach Salsa Company Miss Kim’s Spicy Bacon Ranch 1
Aunty Lilikoi Products Aunty Lilikoi Passion Fruit Wasabi Dressing 2
Gorji Gourmet Foods Pomegranate Vinaigrette 3

Condiments: Steak Sauce – Consumer Ready
Red Kitchen Foods-Smokin’ Texas Gourmet Texas Especial Steak Sauce 1
Melanie Food Kobe Steak Sauce 12 oz Original 2
Lingham & Sons Lingham’s Hot Sauce, Original 3

Condiments: TacoSauce – Consumer Ready
NMSU Chile Pepper Institute Holy Jolokia Taco Sauce 1
Premier Sauces Premier Sauces “Habanero Taco” 2
SoCal Hot Sauce™ SoCal Hot Sauce™ Hot Red 3

Best Condiment
Chili Dawg’s Foods of Fire Habacherry

Hot Sauce: Asian Style – Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
Clamlube Brand Hot Sauce Clamlube Brand Zing Bling 1
Lingham & Sons Lingham’s Hot Sauce, Ginger 2
Mikey V’s Foods Mikey V’s Sweet Ghost Pepper Sauce 3

Hot Sauce: Asian Style — Hot/X-Hot– Consumer Ready
Gindo’s Spice of Life Gindo’s Hmong Pepper Sauce 1
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Year of the Dog 2
Lingham & Sons Lingham’s Hot Sauce, Extra Hot 3

Hot Sauce: Caribbean Style Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
Patter Fam Sauces Jamaican Jerk Sauce 1
Clamlube Brand Hot Sauce Clamlube Brand Davy Jones Locker 2
Mundi Sauce Voodoo Monkey 3

Hot Sauce: Caribbean Style – Hot/X-Hot – Consumer Ready
Scorpion Gourmet Hot Sauce LLC Scorpion Gourmet Hot Sauce Extra Hot 1
Burns and McCoy Exitium Pineapple Ginger 2
The Karma Sauce Company Ghost Island 3

Hot Sauce: Chipotle Style– Consumer Ready
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Brown Label 1
The Lucky Taco The Lucky Taco Chipotle Hot Sauce 2
Born to Hula, LLC Smokehaus Blues 3

Hot Sauce: Latin Style — Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
NMSU Chile Pepper Institute NuMex Suavamente 1
SoCal Hot Sauce™ SoCal Hot Sauce™ Original Red 2
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Green Label 3

Hot Sauce: Latin Style – Hot/X-Hot – Consumer Ready
Cry Baby Craig’s Cry Baby Craig’s Hot Sauce 1
SoCal Hot Sauce™ SoCal Guac Sauce™ Hot Avocado 2
The Karma Sauce Company The Goblin 3

Hot Sauce: Louisiana Style – Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
Gindo’s Spice of Life Gindo’s Original Fresh and Spicy 1
NMSU Chile Pepper Institute NuMex Lemon Spice 2
Premier Sauces Premier Sauces “Zombie Reindeer” 3

Hot Sauce: Louisiana Style – Hot/X-Hot – Consumer Ready
NMSU Chile Pepper Institute CPI 25th Anniversary Pepper Sauce 1
NMSU Chile Pepper Institute Holy Jolokia 2
NMSU Chile Pepper Institute Sancto Scorpio 3

Hot Sauce: Fruit Based – Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
Bravado Spice Pineapple & Habanero Hot Sauce 1
Cobra Chilli Tropical Zing Chilli Sauce 2
Premier Sauces Premier Sauces “Lemon Drop” 3

Hot Sauce: Fruit Based – Hot/X-Hot – Consumer Ready
Burns and McCoy Exitium Pineapple Ginger 1
Elijah’s Xtreme Gourmet Sauces, Inc Elijah’s Xtreme “Reaper Sauce” 2
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Year of the Dog 3

Hot Sauce: Pepper Blend – Mild/Medium – Consumer Ready
Jackal Sauce, LLC Triple Red Pepper 1
Danielle’s Sauces Danielle’s Sweet Habanero Sauce 2
LoneStar Pepper Company Dave’s Hot Damn It’s Good Sauce 3

Hot Sauce: Pepper Blend– Hot/X-Hot – Consumer Ready
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Black Label 1
Hot Sauce Depot Unholy Trinity by Irazu 2
Elijah’s Xtreme Gourmet Sauces, Inc Elijah’s Xtreme “Ghost Pepper Sauce” 3

Hot Sauce: Mild – Consumer Ready
Seafire Gourmet La Diosa Verde 1
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Green Label 2
Clamlube Brand Hot Sauce Clamlube Brand Beach Party 3

Hot Sauce: Medium – Consumer Ready
Garapal Hot Sauce Garapal Kape Tsokolate 1
Electric Pepper Company Frohlich: that Garlic Sauce 2
Das Güd Spice Co. Das Güd Spice Co. Blueberry Habanero 3

Hot Sauce: Hot – Consumer Ready
The Karma Sauce Company Cherry Bomb 1
Cobra Chilli Habanero Chilli Sauce 2
9 Circles of Hell Penance Due 3 tie
Cry Baby Craig’s Cry Baby Craig’s Hot Sauce 3 tie

Hot Sauce: X-Hot – Consumer Ready
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Black Label 1
The Karma Sauce Company Funken Hot 2
Ghost Foods Ghost Hot Sauce 3

Hot Sauce: Ultra Hot Pepper – Consumer Ready
Hot Sauce Depot Unholy Trinity by Irazu 1
The Karma Sauce Company Ashes*2*Ashes 2
Burns and McCoy Exhoressco 7 Pot Primo Hot Sauce 3

Best Hot Sauce:
The Karma Sauce Company Cherry Bomb

Fresh Salsa – Consumer Ready
Olympus Fare Olympus Fare Hades Fresh Hot Salsa 1
Olympus Fare Olympus Fare Athena Roasted Tomatillo Fresh Salsa Verde 2
Olympus Fare Olympus Fare Zeus Fresh Medium Salsa 3

Best Fresh Salsa:
Olympus Fare Olympus Fare Hades Fresh Hot Salsa

Salsa: Chipotle – Consumer Ready
Dillman Farm, Inc Hot Smoky Chipotle Salsa 1
the Plain Ole Salsa Company Smoke 2
Stagecoach Salsa Company Smoke & Fire 3

Salsa: Exotic Blend – Consumer Ready
Texas Twisster Texas Twisster 1
Todd’s Originals LLC Todd’s Maple Salsa 2
Texas Select Seasonings Wild Bill’s Ghost Pepper Salsa 3

Salsa: Fruit – Consumer Ready
Todd’s Originals LLC Todd’s Pineapple Salsa 1
Ka-Ranch Cowgirl 2
Salsa Del Diablo Devil’s Delight-Medium 3

Salsa: Verde/Tomatillo – Consumer Ready
SoCal Hot Sauce™ SoCal Guac Sauce™ Original Avocado 1
Ka-Ranch Armadillo Green 2
Stagecoach Salsa Company Green Extreme 3

Salsa: Mild – Consumer Ready
Mikey V’s Foods Smoked Beer Bacon Salsa 1
Salsa Del Diablo Minnesota Mild-Mild 2
My Salsa My Salsa Mild Spicy 3

Salsa: Medium – Consumer Ready
the Plain Ole Salsa Company Smack 1
Salsa Del Diablo Satan’s Ketchup-Medium 2
If You Dare Foods LLC Flicker of Fire 3

Salsa: Hot – Consumer Ready
The Bossy Gourmet Jalapeño Salsa 1
Cajun Tex Salsa + More Hickory-Smoked Five Pepper Extreme Salsa 2
Serna’s Hot Salsa Serna’s Hot Salsa 3

Salsa: X-Hot – Consumer Ready
Todd’s Originals LLC Todd’s Ghost Pepper Salsa 1
Mikey V’s Foods Mike V’s 7 Pot Primo Salsa 2
Salsa Del Diablo Satan’s Reaper 3

Best Salsa:
Texas Twisster Texas Twisster

Snack: Cheese – Consumer Ready
The Old Windmill Dairy Holy Chipotle Chèvre 1
The Old Windmill Dairy Chili & Hot Chèvre 2
The Old Windmill Dairy Habanero Hot & Sweet 3

Snack: Jerky Mild – Consumer Ready
Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Katie’s Smoky BBQ Beef Jerky 1
Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Katie’s Original Beef Jerky 2
Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Katie’s Black Cherry Bourbon Beef Jerky 3

Snack: Jerky Medium – Consumer Ready
Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Karie’s Half Heat Beef Jerky 1
Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Katie’s Chile Limon Beef Jerky 2
Sandy Trail Farm Chipotle Beef Jerky 3

Snack: Jerky Hot – Consumer Ready
Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Katie’s Seriously Spicy Beef Jerky 1
Sandy Trail Farm Cajun Beef Jerky 2
Sandy Trail Farm Raspberry Chipotle Beef Jerky 3

Snack: Jerky X-Hot – Consumer Ready
Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Katie’s Scorpion Beef Jerky 1
Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Katie’s Carolina Reaper Beef Jerky 2
Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Katie’s Ghost Pepper’d Beef Jerky 3

Jerky: Non Meat – Consumer Ready
Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Katie’s Cherry Pineapple Jerky 1
Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Katie’s Brown Sugar Pineapple Jerky 2
Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Katie’s Spicy Pina Colada Pineapple Jerky 3

Snack: Pickled Products – Consumer Ready
Bolder Beans Bolder Mushrooms 1
Red Kitchen Foods-Smokin’ Texas Gourmet Spicy Spring Mix 2
Old Florida Style Datil Pepper Garlic Pickle Chips Sweet & Spicy 3

Snack: Nuts – Consumer Ready
Killer Pecans Killer Pecans Smokin’ Pecans 1
Little Acre Gourmet Foods Spicy Maple Roasted Peanuts 2
Paris Texan Products, LLC Ed Paris’ Jalapeño Praline 3

Snack: Salty Snack – Consumer Ready
Sauce Goddess Ghost Pepper Salted Caramel Corn 1
Killer Pecans Killer Pecans Smokin’ Pecans 2
Ghost Foods Spicy Ghost Cheese Balls 3

Best Snack
Killer Pecans Killer Pecans Smokin’ Pecans

Zesty Sweets: Candy/Chocolate – Consumer Ready
Texas Toffee Gotcha Ghost Pepper Toffee 1
Texas Toffee Gotcha Cinnamon Pepper Toffee 2
Paris Texan Products, LLC Ed Paris’ Caliente Praline 3

Zesty Sweets: Dessert Sauce – Consumer Ready
NMSU Chile Pepper Institute NuMex Suavamente 1
Little Bird Fire Syrup 2
Johnson Berry Farm Sassy Strawberry Pepper Sauce 3

Best Zesty Sweets
Texas Toffee Gotcha Ghost Pepper Toffee

Cook-Off Food: Chile Con Carne
Texas Select Seasonings Ghost Dust Chili Mix 1
Pecos Red Products Pecos Red Chili Mix 2
Texas Select Seasonings Texa-Pino Chili Mix 3

Cook-Off Food: Dry Seasoning/Rub Beef
C & J Farms Hot & Spicy Blend 1
Seasonest Seasonest Ghosted Original Blend 2
Seasonest Seasonest Ghosted Soul Food Blend 3

Cook-Off Food: Dry Seasoning/Rub Fowl
BBQ’n Fools BBQ’n Fools Signature Seasoning 1
Louviere’s Cajun Products Louviere’s Cajun Spice 2
The Spice Lab The Spice Lab Blackened Seasoning 3

Cook-Off Food: Dry Seasoning/Rub Pork
Cowboy BBQ Pork Wranglers Rub 1
POKS Spices Extra Spicy Multi-Purpose Seasoning Blend 2
Texas Select Seasonings Juicy Pig 3

Cook-Off Food: Dry Seasoning/Rub Seafood
Texas Select Seasonings Coastal Seafood 1
Louviere’s Cajun Products Louviere’s Cajun Spice 2
BBQ’n Fools BBQ’n Fools Signature Seasoning 3

Cook-Off Food: Seasoned Salt
Sauce Goddess Super Chunk Spice Rub 1
BBQ’n Fools BBQ’n Fools Grant’s Blend Seasoning Salt 2
The Lucky Taco Chile Salt with Lemon n’ Lime 3

Cook-Off Food: Table Seasoning
Louviere’s Cajun Products Louviere’s Cajun Spice 1
Bravado Spice Co Jalapeno & Garlic Seasoning 2
One & Done Seasoning One & Done Seasoning 3

Cook-Off Food: Asian Seasoning or Marinade
Seasonest Seasonest Ghosted Curry Blend 1
Moore’s Marinades And Sauces Moore’s Asian Teriyaki Wing Sauce 2
Lingham & Sons Lingham’s Hot Sauce, Garlic 3

Cook-Off Food: Caribbean Seasoning or Marinade
BBQ’n Fools BBQ’n Fools Burn Ya twice Mon Jamaican Jerk Rub 1
Towdah Foods Lakeside Seasonings Caribbean Citrus Dust 2
Seasonest Seasonest Ghosted Jerk Blend 3

Cook-Off Food: Latin Seasoning or Marinade
Sauce Goddess Latin Heat Spice Rub 1
Towdah Foods Lakeside Seasonings Pueblo Dust 2
BBQ’n Fools BBQ’n Fools Chipotle Lime Rub 3

Cook-Off Food: Cooking Sauce
Gorji Gourmet Foods Arrabiata Diavolo 1
Gorji Gourmet Foods Puttanesca 2
Patter Fam Sauces Arrabiata Sauce 3

Cook-Off Food: Wing Sauce Mild/Medium
Moore’s Sauces & Marinades Moore’s Blue Cheese Buffalo Wing Sauce 1
Moore’s Sauces & Marinades Moore’s Original Buffalo Wing Sauce 2
Moore’s Sauces & Marinades Moore’s Creamy Ranch Buffalo Wing Sauce 3

Cook-Off Food: Wing Sauce Hot/X Hot
Wild Bill’s Wing Sauce Wild Bill’s Wing Sauce Original 1
Cobra Chilli “I Believe I Can Fly” Wing Sauce-Ultra Hot 2
Hacienda Maize Fire-Roasted Jalapeño Jammin’ Jelly 3

Cook-Off Beverage: Bloody Mary Mix
Jimmy Luv’s Premium Bloody Mary Mixes Original Premium Blend Bloody Mary Mix 1
Aloe Mixers Aloemary Bloody Mary Mix 2
Redneck Juice Bloody Mary Sportsmans Redneck Juice Bloody Mary Mix Clam Diggers 3

Cook-Off Beverage: Bloody Mary Mix-Spicy
Jimmy Luv’s Premium Bloody Mary Mixes Jimmy Luv’s Sneaky Hot Bloody Mary Mix 1
Demitri’s Gourmet Mixes Demitri’s Bloody Mary Seasoning Chipotle Habanero 2
What the Chuck Mix What the Chuck Hot for Bloody Mary 3

Cook-Off Beverage: Maragaria Mix
What the Chuck Mix What the Chuck Mix for Margarita 1
Demitri’s Gourmet Mixes Demitri’s 38 Calorie Margarita Mix 2
Demitri’s Gourmet Mixes Demitri’s Traditional Margarita Mix 3

Cook-Off Beverage: Other Beverage/Cocktail Mix
What the Chuck Mix What the Chuck Mix for Michelada 1
Little Bird Fire Syrup 2
Delysia Chocolatier Cayenne Drinking Chocolate 3

Cook-Off Beverage: Beverage Enhancer
Demitri’s Gourmet Mixes Demitri’s Bacon Rimshot 1
Red Kitchen Foods-Smokin’ Texas Gourmet Votew Beverage Mixer 2
Wing-a-Lings Dry Rubs Wing-a-Lings Bloody Mary Mourning Rim Rub 3

Best Cook-Off
Wild Bill’s Wing Sauce Wild Bill’s Wing Sauce Original

Best New Product Consumer Ready Food
Delysia Chocolatier Honey Sriracha Chocolate Truffle 1
The Karma Sauce Company Ashes*2*Ashes 2
Cajun Tex Salsa + More Spicy Gator Toes 3

Best New Product Cook-Off
Caribbean Heat Fiery Chicke Wing Sauce 1
One & Done Seasoning One & Done Seasoning 2
Cowboy BBQ Pork Wranglers Rub 3

Marketing: Label
Wing-a-Lings Dry Rubs Wing-a-Lings Our Own Chicken Wing Rub 1
Estolia’s Food Products Salsa Verde 2
Primo’s Peppers Swampadelic Sauce 3

Marketing: Logo
Das Güd Spice Co. Das Güd Spice Co. 1
Little Bird Little Bird 2
Primo’s Peppers Primos Peppers 3

Marketing: Gift Product Packaging
Mikey V’s Foods Hot Texas Basket 1
Southern Belles BBQ Sample Set 2
SoCal Hot Sauce™ SoCal Hot Sauce™ 3

Marketing: Single Product Packaging
Culley’s Culley’s Limited Edition Carolina Reaper 1
NMSU Chile Pepper Institute CPI 25th Anniversary Pepper Sauce 2
Clamlube Brand Hot Sauce Clamlube Brand Rakels Revenge 3

Marketing: Wearable Item
Clamlube Brand Hot Sauce Clamlube Brand Long Sleeve T-shirt 1
Little Bird #hotandsweet t-shirt 2
Southern Belles BBQ Shirt 3

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Best Overall Product / Best of the Best
Black Swamp Gourmet, LLC Sweet & Fiery BBQ Sauce
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Congrats to all the winners! Now go shopping!

The Joint Journey

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It’s quiet time at HSD

Hi folks! I don’t usually include much personal info about myself on here, but things have been very quiet as I rehab and recover from my second total hip replacement surgery.

The weeks leading up to surgery were super busy at the Post Office for the Christmas Season, and then January came with a fast-tracked surgery date that was moved up due to my failing condition.

On the mend now…

As I write this post, I’m on Day 13 and am due to get my staples out tomorrow.

Yay! Who doesn’t like getting de-stapled?

So, I’ve postponed our annual Week of Wings series that is usually in this space about this time of year.

Thank you for understanding and hanging in there with me. I hope to get back on my feet soon! Get it?

See you soon!

~brian

Hot Sauce and BBQ Gift Ideas for 2016

Our Holiday Gift Ideas for 2016. You still have time! With 7 days left to ship gifts via USPS Priority Mail there’s still plenty of time for you to do your shopping online.
And these items are sure to please any lucky recipient!

HotSauceDaily’s 2016 Gift Ideas

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We’re doing something new this year… instead of the usual “Best Products of the Year” type post, we’re sharing with you some great gift ideas instead. In no particular order, these spicy goodies would be a great gift for those you love, or even for yourself!

Hot Sauces

Let’s start with our favorite category of gifts… Hot Sauce!

Fuego Box Hot Sauce of the Month Club

Fuego Box of the Month Club

The #1 best selling stellar “… of the month club” for hot sauces, Fuego Box brings you nothing but the best of the best each and every month.

They love hot sauce, but you don’t know what to send to your BFF or weird Uncle Tim? Fuego Box will surprise them each and every month with a selection of 3 gourmet hot sauces. And every month they will be reminded of how awesome you are.

Get one for yourself and you’ll be surprised monthly too.

http://www.fuegobox.com/

Moe Mountain Hot Sauce

Moe Mountain hot sauce on tacos

Totally original. Totally tasty. Moe Mountain only makes one sauce. And it is fantastic on tacos!
Featuring apple cider vinegar, cumin and cocoa powders and the Ghost Pepper (Bhut Jolokia)… like they say – “It’s Kinda Hot”. But delicious and not scary hot. Uncle Tim will be fine.

http://www.moemountainhotsauce.com/

Bootlikker Hot Sauce

Bootlikker hot sauce flask bottle

Tequila. Cayenne. Garlic. ‘Nuff said?

In a cool flask bottle, Bootlikker Hot Sauce packs some heat and flavor! Another company that is focusing on just one sauce and doing it well!

http://www.bootlikker.com/

Bollito’s Tuscan Red

Bollitos Hot Sauce

This “imported pepper sauce” features Calabrian chili peppers, organic red wine vinegar and heirloom garlic. Simply delicious and flavorful!

http://bollitos.co/

Volcanic Peppers Taco Sauce

Volcanic Peppers Taco Sauce

Volcanic Peppers anything. It’s all good!

But their Taco Sauce is light-years above anything in the stores. Order some, when it arrives, order more before you open a bottle… you’ll need more. Fantastic!

http://volcanicpeppers.com/

Georgia Peach and Vidalia Onion Hot Sauce

Georgia Peach Vidalia Onion Hot Sauce

We can’t have a shopping list without our all-time favorite gifting hot sauce from Chip Hearn and Peppers.com.

It comes with a classy red velvet topper and gold foil ribbon. And it goes great on anything.

This is the sauce that your wacky Aunt Mary would love. It’s sooo good.

Georgia Peach and Vidalia Onion Hot Sauce

BBQ Barbecue Barbeque Bar-B-Que Bar-B-Q

Any way you spell it, Americans love it! And these are items that even wacky Aunt Mary and weird Uncle Tim will love.

Kosmo’s Q Honey BBQ Sauce

Kosmos Q Honey BBQ Sauce

A great balance of sweet, spicy and just all around perfect on ribs and wings. We can’t say enough good things about this sauce!

Step 1 – order some. Step 2 – enjoy. Man! Delicious!

http://kosmosq.com/

Big Dick’s Rubs

Big Dicks rubs

I’m just beginning to explore the line of rubs from Big Dick’s. So far… A-Maze-Ing!

Seriously, these rubs are so clean and flavorful… just get some and go crazy!

http://bigdicks.rubsandmore.com/

Chicken Wings

America loves chicken wings. Buffalo style, grilled or BBQ, dry rubbed, oriental… you name it.
If I could quit my day job, I would just cook wings every day. It’s amazing that there are SO MANY ways to season and sauce wings!

Wingredient Wings

Wingredients wing rub and sauce

These folks bring on some rubs and dry seasonings that you mix up to make the sauce that your wings will marinate in, cook with, and sauce over your favorite bird parts – wings.

The selection is daunting, but if you start with the basic Wingredient Mix, you will be wing won over!

http://www.wingredient.com/

The Flaming Chicken Wing Sauces

The Flaming Chicken Bayou wing sauce

One of our favorite bottled wing sauces comes from The Flaming Chicken. Tons of garlic and buttery classic wing hot sauce flavors abound. And they have an even bigger selection of flavors since we last tried the Bayou.

https://www.hotsaucedepot.com

Salsas

Bowl? Check. Chips? Check. Salsa? Yea, you got a meal. Add sour cream and it’s game time!

Born to Hula Smokehaus Salsa

Born to Hula Smokehaus Salsa

From a grandfather’s garden and grandmother’s recipe… this family tradition features Fire Roasted Tomato, Vidalia Onion, Chipotle and spices.

Smoky and delicious! A 2016 Award Winner.

http://borntohula.com/

5GenSalsa

5GenSalsa

From the Mother-Daughter team of Kim Ham-Lanes and Bette Ham comes this family recipe of award-winning salsa.

It’s spicy in the truest sense of the word, featuring dried onions, dried tomatoes, vinegar, water and spices. What spices? Oh, that’s the family recipe and secret.

http://www.5gensalsa.com

Jerky

Headin’ out on the trail? Or just making that 1 hour commute to work… Jerky is a great snack food!

Katie’s Beef Jerky

Katie's Beef Jerky

You’re one-stop shop for all kinds of great jerkys. Everything is phenomenal! Don’t miss the pineapple flavored selections.

http://www.katiesbeefjerky.com

Pork Barrel BBQ Bacon Jerky

It’s bacon. It’s jerky. It’s tender and oh so good!

Check out the 5 amazing flavors from the boys at Pork Barrel BBQ.

http://www.porkbarrelbbqstore.com/collections/pork-barrel-bbq-bacon-jerky

SumoJerky of the Month Club

SumoJerky samples

We’re wrapping this up with another “…of the Month Club” – this time from SumoJerky.

Each month you get some delicious small-batch jerky. These folks bring it.

https://sumojerky.com

That’s a wrap! Please check out the above companies and tell them HotSauceDaily.com sent you!

Your shopping list just got this much shorter! You’re welcome. 🙂

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NYC Hot Sauce Expo 2017 Celebrates 5th Anniversary April 22 – 23

The NYC Hot Sauce Expo Celebrates Its 5th Anniversary

New York’s own High River Sauces proudly presents the 5th Annual New York City Hot Sauce Expo on April 22nd & 23rd 2017.

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The NYC Expo will feature up to 45 artisanal hot sauce makers from all over the United States and as far as Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand and South America. The NYC Hot Sauce Expo has grown into an International Hot Sauce celebration. Witness the action packed event with hot sauce tastings, eating challenges, spicy food vendors, craft beer, spicy cocktails and plenty of odd ball entertainment for the whole family.

The NYC Hot Sauce Expo will feature the Bloody Mary Mix-Down National Championship. Winners from AZ, CA & the Portland Hot Sauce Expo’s will be flown in to compete again NYC’s top mixologist in this ultimate Bloody Mary Mix-Down. Winner will receive $2500 cash and the beautiful Stoli Vodka Bloody Mary trophy.

Think you have what it takes to be crowned the Guinness Book of World Records – Smokin’ Ed’s Carolina Reaper Pepper Eating Contest, the World’s Hottest Pepper. The 2016 NYC Expo we witnessed Wayne Algenio smash the record by eating 119 grams in 60 seconds. Now the current record is held by Greg Foster when he ate 120 grams at the AZ Hot Sauce Expo on November 13th. Will the record come back to NYC?

The 5th Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo

April 22nd & 23rd
Brooklyn Expo Center
79 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222

For more information about the New York City Hot Sauce Expo please contact Steve Seabury: [email protected]

Official website: www.NYCHotSauceExpo.com 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/NewYorkCityHotSauceExpo

Instagram: www.instagram.com/highriversauces 

Twitter: www.twitter.com/nychotsauceexpo

Hot Sauce Black Friday Cyber Monday Deals for 2016

Your shopping list for Hot Sauce and spicy foods just got bigger and better! Check out these deals from Award Winning manufacturers. Some with deep discounts. Some with free shipping! And all are highly recommended for promotion online through WebDesign499!marke

The 6th Annual Hot Sauce Deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday!

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Howling Dog Hot Sauce

FREE SHIPPING (Priority Mail 2-3 day shipping includes $50 insurance) and 10% off on a set of 5 bottles for $36.00. Regular price is $7.99/bottle.

Mix and Match flavors – Cayenne, Jalapeno, Chipotle, Ghostly Chipotle and Tomatillo.

Link: http://www.crookedcreekranch1.com/sauce.html

TorchBearer Sauces

Black Friday Sale will be buy 3 get 1 free sale, and then will be doing 40% off the entire store front on Cyber Monday.

Link: http://www.torchbearersauces.com

Heat Hot Sauce Shop

We will be offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $45 with coupon code “ILOVEITSPICY” through Christmas day – our selection has doubled since we did this promotion last year, so you can now get free shipping and low prices on over 400 incredible artisan hot sauces and other fiery foods. Plus, check out our freebies section to add your choice of superhot pods, spicy candy, or hot sauce sample packets, completely free.

We’re also offering 10% off any subscription to our Hot Sauce of the Month Club with the code “CHILEHEAD”. Our monthly club makes a perfect gift, and it includes unlimited free add-on shipping from our online shop. January’s featured sauce will be a brand new release exclusive to us, so members are in for a treat!

On top of all of this, we have some great deals on specific sauces (like Reapercussions for 30% off!), and awesome gift sets too. For a full list of sales visit: www.HeatHotSauce.com/BlackFriday.

Link: http://www.heathotsauce.com

Patter Fam Sauces

Discount code BlackFriday2016 for 20% off and Free Shipping on orders over $70

Then we will do Cyber Monday as well, Discount Code CyberMonday2016 for 20% off and Free Shipping on order over $70

Link: http://www.patterfamsauces.com

Hellfire Hot Sauce

We will be doing our Annual 50% off sale on all of our sauces

Link: http://www.hellfirehotsauce.com

Volcanic Peppers

Free shipping on orders over $50 through Dec 31st.

Link: http://www.volcanicpeppers.com

Pepper Explosion

We will be offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $45 with coupon code “ILOVEITSPICY”. We are approaching 1,000 hot sauces, BBQ necessities (rubs, sauces, marinades), spices, seasonings, gifts and other gourmet foods. Free shipping applies to the US only. This offer can not be combined with any other discounts and is only available from November 25th (Black Friday) to midnight EST November 28th (Cyber Monday).

Link: http://www.PepperExplosion.com

CaJohn’s Fiery Foods

40% Off on Cyber Monday on all items with FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $75 after discount. CODE: cyber2016

Link: https://www.cajohns.com

Bigfat’s Hot Sauce

We are offering 30% off all sauces and gift packs Black Friday through Cyber Monday!! Stay home, shop and avoid the insanity! Use coupon code NOPUSHING at checkout.

Link: http://www.bigfatshotsauce.com

Hot Sauce Depot

Free shipping on all orders over $60 on Black Friday 11/25/16. LOW prices and no coupon code needed!v

Link: http://www.hotsaucedepot.com

Kearley Seeds & Pepper Co.

We are offering our first ever Black Friday, Small Business Saturday & Cyber Monday sales! See the sales below. Don’t forget you can grab an e-gift card for the Chileheads in your life while you’re there! Shop online or, if you’re local, you can order online and arrange to pick up your items. This will be first ordered first served!

Link: http://www.kearleyseedsandpepperco.com

Black Friday

  • Carolina Reaper seeds: 50+ seeds for $9.99! 50 packs available.
  • Our already discounted Big Seed Collections will be 25% off! That’s a huge deal!
  • Spend $35 or more on products and you’ll get a Basic Seed Starting Kit free! (Not applicable to purchasing gift cards)
  • BOGO (Buy One Get One) on the following rare and other seed varieties:

Chocolate Lava Scorpion, Bhut Jolokia, Peach, Moruga Scorpion Red, Brainstrain Red, 7 Pot Primo, Kale, Cucumber, Bean Varieties & Lettuce Varieties (including Collards).

  • FREE SHIPPING!!!

Small Business Saturday

  • BOGO (Buy One Get One) on the following rare seed and other varieties: Moruga Scorpion Red, Brainstrain, Carolina Reaper, 7 Pot Primo, Kale, Cucumber, Bean Varieties & Lettuce Varieties (including Collards).
  • Spend $35 or more on products and you’ll get a Basic Seed Starting Kit free! (Not applicable to purchasing gift cards)
  • Our already discounted Big Seed Collections will be 10% off!
    FREE SHIPPING!!!

Cyber Monday

BOGO (Buy One Get One) on the following rare and other seed varieties:

  • Brainstrain Red, Carolina Reaper, 7 Pot Primo, Yellow 7 Pot Scorpion, Bhut Jolokia Peach, Peruvian White Habanero, Kale, Cucumber, Bean Varieties & Lettuce Varieties (including Collards).
  • Our already discounted Big Seed Collections will be 15% off!
  • Spend $75 or more on products and you’ll get a Green Thumb Seed Starting Kit free! (Not applicable to purchasing gift cards.)
    FREE SHIPPING!!!

Patter Fam Sauces/Patter Fam Foods

Use Discount Code BlackFriday2016 for 20% off on 11/25.  Use Discount Code CyberMonday2016 for 20% off on 11/28.  Free Shipping on orders of $70 or more.

Link: http://www.patterfamsauces.com/

Scotty O’Hotty Hot Sauce

Scotty O’Hotty holiday sale!! Save 30% on America’s #1 Beer Sauce using coupon code “gobble” at check out. All of our award winning products, including the coolest gift sets in the business, are on sale Black Friday through Cyber Monday! A portion of all website sales now through Christmas go to www.curesma.org. Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is the largest genetic killer of children & with your purchase you can help save a kid today! Happy Holidays & Stay Hott. ~Scotty

Link: http://shop.scottyohotty.com

Crazy Good Sauce

Black Friday Sale – 20% off ALL products, and FREE SHIPPING on orders over $50.00. Small Business Saturday Special – 10% off all wholesale orders on Saturday, November 26.

Link: http://www.crazygoodsauce.com

Voodoo Chile Sauces

Rotating sales, may change daily, ANY/ALL flash sales (link below) through Dec 15th all include FREE SHIPPING!

Link: http://www.VoodooChileSauces.com/flash-sale/

Wild Bill’s Sauces

Black Friday through the end of November, get 40% off all purchases.  Use code: grabone at checkout.

Link: http://www.Wildbillssauce.com

PexPeppers

We’re doing a Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale! Take 35% off all products by using the code BLKFRIDAY

Link: https://www.pexpeppers.com/

Dave’s Gourmet

Both of Dave’s Gourmet hot sauce gift packs are on sale for the entire Black Friday weekend for $19.99.   It makes a great gift for spicy food lovers! You can choose from the Super Hot 2oz 4-Pk Wood Crate or the Spicy Six Pack.

Link: http://store.davesgourmet.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=76

Madison Chocolatiers West 

 30% off sale on order for Black Friday. 

http://www.madisonchocolatier.com/

Apinya Thai Food Co.

Huge Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Sale – 50% off of everything with $2 shipping on all orders. Sales direct link: HERE

Link: http://apinya.co/

Sucklebusters

25% off coupon code – black

http://www.sucklebusters.com

PuckerButt Pepper Company

50% off Hot Sauce and Seeds. Use promo code BLACKFRIDAY2016

Link: http://www.puckerbuttpeppercompany.com

We will update this post as we get new additions to our listings. It usually grows as we get closer to the holiday, so if you are shopping or are curious of what will be offered, then keep coming back. If you are a company that would like to add your sale to our listing, then please either email [email protected] your sale as you wish it to be listed, and I will link to your website or sales page OR you can post below in the comments section.

We will also we sharing this listing with some other chile blogs and numerous Facebook groups.

It is very important to note that we only want to include companies that have met all the legal requirements to sell products online and ship across the US. I can not speak of international law, so companies wishing to ship outside the US are free to do so at their own discretion. We encourage our Chilehead friends to support these small market companies and the facebook advertising agency for small business to support the Chilehead Community.

A huge thanks to Al “Buddah” Goldenberg of I Love It Spicy for getting this sale together once again.

How to make Naan Bread mini pizzas

Naan bread is my new favorite crust for quick mini pizzas. And they’re so easy to make.

Mini Naan Bread makes a delicious quick mini pizza snack

Next to English Muffin pizzas, these Naan Bread Mini loaves are our new favorite for mini pizza snacks.

Watch as I make them with a “fried pepperoni” version and a delicious anchovy version.

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