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posted by Mblue at 6:14 PM on May 7, 2009


El Yucateco! (Kutbil-Ik, the Mayan flavor, is the best and spiciest. Mestiza is the mildest and tastiest)
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 6:35 PM on May 7, 2009 [2 favorites]


Would this be the right time & place to ask if anyone knows of any good Kosher for Passover hot sauces, especially one that could stand in for Tobasco sauce for a week? If so, then I'm askin'!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 6:42 PM on May 7, 2009


Right time? Well, you won't be needing them for about a year, but here are a bunch of Kosher hot sauces.
posted by gman at 6:49 PM on May 7, 2009


Like many who enjoy spicy foods, I've tried many hot sauces. It wasn't until I discovered one that contained lime juice that I found my absolute all-time favorite.
posted by Tube at 6:50 PM on May 7, 2009 [4 favorites]


Thanks for the link, gman. I wonder if any of those are Kosher for Passover as well. Several seem to involve mustard, which observant Ashkenazi Jews don't eat on Passover. But maybe some would work.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 6:54 PM on May 7, 2009


Tube - where can you get that lime hot sauce?
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 6:54 PM on May 7, 2009


Several seem to involve mustard, which observant Ashkenazi Jews don't eat on Passover.

I'm a bad Jew.
posted by gman at 6:55 PM on May 7, 2009


Heh, didn't mean to imply anything of the sort! I'm a bit stricter myself, though, so ideally I'd like to find something certified as KfP. I know I'm asking at a strange time of year, but every year I forget to try to track something down, and the absence of hot sauce just a few weeks ago is still rattling around in my brain.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 6:57 PM on May 7, 2009


Religious injunctions against mustard?
posted by DU at 6:59 PM on May 7, 2009




Tube - where can you get that lime hot sauce?

In Seattle, here. For a time, they ran out, and I became desperate. I had to turn to the green, but thankfully they have it again. For everyone else, I believe it can be ordered online, though possibly in small bottles with big shipping charges.
posted by Tube at 7:02 PM on May 7, 2009


Ooooo-ooo ... thanks for reminding me. It's payday, and I've been meaning to order one of these from the fine folks who brew Dave's Insanity Sauce. $35 bucks!! It had better come with asbestos toilet paper.
posted by RavinDave at 7:03 PM on May 7, 2009


My preferred dipping sauce for french fries is Boulder Hot Sauce Company Smokey Serrano from Wild Oats.

Just typing that made me salivate.
posted by Joe Beese at 7:09 PM on May 7, 2009


It's not sauce, but Cholula Seasoning is positively addictive, especially on Sabritones. Most hot sauce that makes a big, macho deal about how hot it is, isn't very good, but Ass Burn Hot Sauce is really flavorful. Nothing beats an Amy's spinach and feta pocket doused with Sriracha (a.k.a. Cock Sauce), though.
posted by zinfandel at 7:12 PM on May 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


My test for a hot sauce is one that makes you whimper in pain ... as you keep eating it. My dinner table often sounds like: "Aw, man, damn!! Arggghh!! *nom-nom-nom* Oh, hell! Geeeeez!!! *burb* damn-damn-damn *nom-nom* ... "
posted by RavinDave at 7:23 PM on May 7, 2009 [2 favorites]


Tapatio fan here, although I like wooden-top Cholula if it's on the table. Tapat in breakfast tacos is especially good.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 7:23 PM on May 7, 2009


(In other words, I agree with zinfandel. Heat is not the deciding factor. I've said before, anyone can goose up the heat. Just toss in more capsaicin. The trick is to make me want to endure the pain.)
posted by RavinDave at 7:25 PM on May 7, 2009


Can't read the comment threadz!
posted by grobstein at 7:46 PM on May 7, 2009


Tapatio is where it's at. On just about anything.

And for salsa? Nothing beats Gordito's chipotle, (Seattle folks, if you haven't tried this, get yourself to 85th and Greenwood NOW!).
posted by Windopaene at 8:59 PM on May 7, 2009


I also enjoy Cholula, though I don't find it to be especially hot.

It takes average pizza and turns it into kick-ass pizza. Also french fries and anything with eggs.
posted by paisley henosis at 9:37 PM on May 7, 2009


Heat is not the deciding factor. I've said before, anyone can goose up the heat. Just toss in more capsaicin. The trick is to make me want to endure the pain.

I agree. Flavor is the key but we eat the stuff for the heat. That is why I also like
El Yucateco Kutbil-Ik. It has both the flavor and the burn, but it is not one of those crazy things that you basically can only use in drops to add heat to something like a chili. You can lay a line of this across a taco. They have a green sauce which is not quite so hot and also has great flavor. So many places only have Tobasco sauce. That's not hot sauce, that's vinegar sauce.
posted by caddis at 4:23 AM on May 8, 2009


I've never really understood why someone would want to eat things that burn and hurt. Is the flavor that good?
posted by Memo at 4:27 AM on May 8, 2009


yes
posted by caddis at 4:36 AM on May 8, 2009


Tapatio & El Yucateco Picante de Verde Chile Habanero for me, please.
posted by defenestration at 5:04 AM on May 8, 2009


I've never really understood why someone would want to eat things that burn and hurt. Is the flavor that good?

yes

Also, sometimes hot sauce can give you a mild buzz. From the wikipedia:

It is common for people to experience pleasurable and even euphoriant effects from eating capsaicin-flavored foods. Folklore among self-described "pepperheads" attributes this to pain-stimulated release of endorphins, a different mechanism from the local receptor overload that makes capsaicin effective as a topical analgesic. In support of this theory, there is some evidence that the effect can be blocked by naloxone and other compounds that compete for receptor sites with endorphins and opiates.
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 5:18 AM on May 8, 2009


Also, sometimes hot sauce can give you a mild buzz.

Everytimes!
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 6:25 AM on May 8, 2009


Cholula isn't hot at all, but I find the flavor to be absolutely perfect for me on fried eggs. Yum.
posted by infidelpants at 7:22 AM on May 8, 2009


I never really thought much about "hotness" until my neighborhood pretty much turned Spanish due to a large influx of immigrants (a *good* thing, since they revived a dying neighborhood with new blood and new businesses). The guys at the new market were a little smug about hot sauce and a wee bit condescending; steering us locals away from the "adult" sauces. But I got used to those real fast because -- well -- not much else to eat close to home. I did get a bit of friendly revenge. I gave them a small bottle of authentic Sichuan mustard to try. They showed me an authentic Mexican hat dance. (hehhe-he)
posted by RavinDave at 7:58 AM on May 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


if you do not love hot sauce with all you heart, i will come to an understanding with you through discussion.
posted by the aloha at 1:47 PM on May 8, 2009


I put some hot sauce on chocolate cake once, on a dare. It wasn't very good, as it was too vinegary. I eated it, though.
posted by zinfandel at 8:43 PM on May 9, 2009


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