hot sauces

hot saucesTerry and I are big fans of hot sauce. We always have a bottle of Cholula and a bottle of Tapatio on hand for when we have Mexican dishes. I generally feel that Cholula has a richer, more full-bodied taste than Tapatio, but it’s nice to have both.

Typically we never kept Louisiana-style hot sauce among our supply of condiments, but I bought a bottle at one point for a recipe I was fixing so we’ve had it on hand. Now it’s not as if I’m unfamiliar with Louisiana hot sauce. Both Popeye’s Chicken and Waba Grill make it available and I know it’s much hotter than Mexican hot sauce.

I had, however, never juxtaposed the two kinds of hot sauce in my mind until recently. One evening we were having leftovers that were sort of bland so I put all three bottles on the table. It really hit home the reality that Louisiana hot sauce is a lot hotter than Mexican.

What I learned: I really enjoy Louisiana hot sauce on my leftovers.


One Comment on “hot sauces”

  1. Alison says:

    What? You aren’t familiar with the archetypical LA hot sauce: Tabasco Sauce!?! Must have. Also try Crystal sometime (a wee bit more vinegary than Tabasco and maybe milder. A dash in Mac and Cheese (we do James Beard’s) or potato salad is nice…


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