Video of HeartbreakingDawns Classic Gold Hot Sauce on Atomic Buffalo Turds at Peppers.com

Chip Hearn of Peppers.com dons a silly hat and invites unsuspecting volunteers to sample his “Atomic Buffalo Turds” – jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese, lil’ smokies or ‘weiners’ and topped with HeartbreakingDawns.com Classic Gold Hot Sauce – and the first “volunteer” is our friend Matt from Dartmouth. Matt was a self-proclaimed “buffalo turd virgin” who traveled from New Hampshire to Delaware with his bud Brian just to be at the 1st Annual Peppers at the Beach event.

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Nice job Matt… glad you made the trek to Peppers in Rehoboth Beach Delaware, and we hope your museum co-workers enjoy the video! (…it was very windy)

Hot Sauce Sundae News 08/23/09

Links to News in the Hot Sauce and BBQ World

Today’s Hot Sauce Sundae – Hot Dog Fans take note! Three stories feature Hot Dogs, there’s also some awesome Tequila Shots recipes, a buffalo wing recipe that adds vinegar and jalapenos, and a showdown between the Bubba Burger and a pulled pork sandwich:

  • From SeriousEats.com – Hot Dog of the Week – NYC’s Papaya Dog
    Hawk Krall writes about the Papaya Dog, and references the mysterious red onion sauce that is found on dogs from Sabrett’s carts.
  • Speaking of that mysterious red onion sauce, I posted a version on our Tumblr – Sabrett’s mysterious red onion sauce for hot dogs – a recipe clone:
  • From Aaron Vanek on Examiner.com – Four Cabo Wabo Tequila shot recipes – I like the Spaceman’s Shot – Tequilla and Tabasco!
  • Vince Devlin’s article in the Missoulian tells a great story of the Bubba Burger losing to a pulled pork sandwich. The Bubba burger is a mesquite-grilled cheeseburger topped with grilled Cajun sausage, grilled jumbo shrimp and homemade chipotle sauce. Wow!
  • Interesting Buffalo wing recipe posted on Bukisa.com that includes red wine vinegar and pickled jalapeno slices along with the usual butter and Frank’s Red Hot
  • Sarah Karnasiewicz’ article The Yankee Hot Dog Trail on TheFasterTimes.com tells of some great New England hot dogs and features Flo’s who makes and sells a great unique and original relish. Flo’s classic is simply their relish and a ribbon of mayonnaise.

  • If you have a link or news item you’d like me to include in the next Hot Sauce Sundae, please leave a Comment with links and a brief description of the item.

Recipe For Easy to Make Pineapple Salsa

This Pineapple Salsa is Perfect With Jerk Pork, Pork Chops, and Pork Tenderloin

It’s A Pico de Gallo With Pineapple instead of Tomatoes.

Easy to make pineapple salsa

Fresh pineapple salsa

Mango Schmango, make this salsa with Pineapple, and you’ll never miss the Mango. And it’s so easy.
We’re pairing it with Jerk Pork Tenderloin. (Recipe to follow soon).

Ingredients:
Pineapple Salsa

  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 fresh Pineapple, diced
  • 1/2 Jalapeno, seeded, minced
  • 1 sm clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 c. white onion, diced
  • 1/2 c. cilantro, chopped
  • pinch of salt

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The Favorite Hot Sauce Flavor is What? Who knew!

Habanero flavored hot sauce took the top spot in my poll. Who knew?

Personally, it’s not my favorite. But the poll doesn’t lie, and after my visit to the Fiery-Foods Show last week, where Habanero was everywhere, I’m just as surprised as the next Chipotle Chilehead.

Just when you thought your favorite hot sauce base was the best, here comes everyone saying they love “XYZ”… in this case, Habanero.

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My personal favorite is Chipotle, but after seeing the dozens and dozens of Habby based sauces at the show, I am floored, no, surprised at the results! If I had to pick a habanero based sauce, at this point in time, I’m going with Crazy Jerry’s Orange Rush! I really like this Habby sauce.

But there’s no denying, there are legions of fans of the Habby sauce, and I’ll be sure to feature quite a few in the coming months.

Nice to see Chipotle was 2nd in popularity, followed by Cayenne, Thai, Other, Extract and finally Jalapeno (yawn). I’ve personally never found a decent Jalapeno based “hot” sauce. They all taste the same.

What do YOU like? Got a favorite sauce? I’d love to know what you think is the BOMB in sauces! Maybe I’ll ask you to review it for us here at HotSauceDaily.com!

Buddahs 2008 Cherry Jalapeno Hanukkah Preserves

Happy Hanukkah to all my Jewish Friends!

Buddah’s 2008 Cherry/Jalapeno Hanukkah Preserves:

My friend, Buddah has created 6 unique collectible jars of Cherry Jalapeno preserves.  Each jar is sealed in wax and topped with a Happy Buddha figure.

buddah's preserves

These are being sold on eBay. You can read how Buddah made these and the significance of the Buddhas, here on Taste the Fear: Buddah’s 2008 Hanukkah Preserves

Here’s a link to all six auctions on ebay.

Good luck!

[Update: 12/31/08 – The auctions are closed. All items were sold. Congrats, Buddah!]

Ass Murdering Hot Sauce Review

Ass Murdering Hot Sauce

With a combination of jalapeno, serrano, and habenero peppers in a mustard sauce, this unique sauce is good anytime you want mustard and heat.

We took this mustard based hot sauce to a party, along with 4 or 5 bottles of other new sauces we had on hand, mainly to try and get some opinions and comments from our friends.

We simply put out the sauces and some home-made pita chips.
The Ass Murdering was hands down the favorite!

Made and distributed by Bisummo.com, this sauce is very unique. I love the heat, and the mustard is not overwhelming… you still know you’re eating a hot sauce. I think the molasses and olive oil help keep it smooth, while the vinegar and lime juice with the 3 peppers keep the familiar hot sauce flavor.

I have used the Ass Murdering sauce as a dip for “Pigs in a Blanket” – I’ve smeared some on some grilled beef sausages and bratwursts – and I grilled some chicken tenders coated with it. My favorites were the sausages and brats, and the tenders.

For the bratwursts: Since the base in this sauce is Dijon mustard, I smeared one side of the roll with the Ass Murdering, and the other side with Dijon mustard.  This made for a nice balance of hot and spicy tempered with the sweet and tangy Dijon mustard.

For the chicken tenders: I simply slathered the chicken tenders with the Ass Murdering sauce, put them on the grill, and basted them once on each side while they cooked. Very hot and flavorful. Some of the heat cooked out, but they were still very spicy.  I tried dipping some tenders in bbq sauce to cool off some of the heat, but I enjoyed them more all by themselves.

Ingredients: Lime juice, jalapeno peppers, serrano peppers,

Dijon mustard, garlic, habanero peppers, vinegar, molasses,

olive oil, and tumeric


Created by Todd “King of Sting” Ross in Orlando, Florida, be sure to check out Bisummo.com for more info on this sauce, as well as their other sauces: Chok’on Dis Hot Sauce and Chok’on Dis Blaz’n Glaze.

Todd has a humorous account of how bisummo.com and his hot sauces came to be on his About page.

Have fun!

Review of New Pace Salsas

Pace has a new line of salsas on the grocery shelves.

I reviewed their Triple Pepper Salsa here – so you can read my gushing review of this mass-produced jarred salsa, but here you’ll see why I’m not so keen on these other 3 varieties reviewed here.

Pace Salsa Verde

Let’s start with my 2nd least favorite of this bunch:

Pace Salsa Verde: OK, the jar reads:

The smoked Spanish paprika that spikes this concoction is not the bland stuff you typically see around.” [But the paprika is indiscernible and in fact bland.] “… we use it to give chunks of tomatillo splashed with lime a unique and unforgettable kick.” [Uh-huh. Kick. If you think lots of vinegar and yellow tomatoes are “kick”. Yes, yellow tomatoes. Between the tomatillos and yellow tomatoes, this salsa is the color of baby food… and about as hot. Or not].

Do you really want to see the ingredients list? Oooh-kay:

  • Yellow tomato puree (water, yellow tomato paste), fresh jalapeno peppers, water, tomatillos, fresh onions, salt, cilantro
  • vegetable oil (corn, cotton seed, canola, and/or soybean), distilled vinegar, lime juice concentrate
  • sugar, garlic, smoked paprika, and natural flavoring

It’s a hoot to see corporations extol an ingredient such as paprika, only to find it next to last in the list.  Pace, you did good with the 3 Pepper Salsa… this one, not so much.

Bottom line: it’s thin, vinegary, slightly tingly on the tongue, but not worth fooling with.  Ok.. I

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Hot Sauce Review – Benito’s Naranja – Jalapa – White Hot

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Benito’s Organic Hot Sauces are made with all natural and organic ingredients.

Benito’s Hot Sauce sent us 3 samples of their 5 organic products for review.

  • Joe’s #1 Jalapa – A vibrant organic experience made from fresh jumbo and early jalapenos. It’s a smooth citrus blend.
  • Benito’s Naranja – A 100% organic blend made from cayennes and habaneros. Only for the serious hot sauce enthusiast.
  • Benito’s White Hot – A fresh taste that packs extreme heat!

All of these 3 sauces had a very fresh, natural taste – our first impressions were:
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