Robin Garr wrote:Sriracha and sambal oelek for cooking. Yucateca red and green and/or Cholula for the table. Crystal preferred to Tabasco for Louisiana-style dishes. Those are my mainstays ...
Jenise wrote:Definitely have the penchant, Shaji. And though I keep a number of them around and enjoy them in different ways with different foods (sriracha mixed with oil to marinate, then broil chicken wings in, for instance), it I had to choose, say, two to live with me on a dessert island, Melinda's XXXX habanero-based sauce and the Lan Chi paste Frank talks about would be those two. Habanero is the most addictive pepper of them all for me, and a sauce that's very similar to Inner Beauty made by a friend's uncle in Trinidad is what finally set that hook and converted the hot sauce thing from something I enjoyed to something on occasion to something I craved another session with. When Uncle Cecil died, his recipe went to his grave with him so the niece and I floundered about a few years before discovering that Melinda's kind of got us in the zone. I started with triple X but soon moved to the quad. Melinda's Red Savina is what I reach for when I don't reach for the XXXX.
Shaji M wrote:Another hot sauce that I like from time to time is Lingham's. It is from Malaysia and I have seen various offrings from them in the local Asian store. I like the ones that have ginger in it. Slightly more sweet than the other hot sauces, they serve as a really good dipping sauce for pot stickers, egg rolls, samosas etc..
Frank Deis wrote:I finally found a bottle of Tapatio during our travels -- it was at the simple Mexican Restaurant + Gas Station in Pescadero.
I used it on our tacos there, and a few other places (did NOT take it to Manresa!!! )
And this morning the airline guys confiscated it.
Ah well, you can buy anything from Amazon if you're willing to pay shipping = price of item.
Jason Hagen wrote:everybody needs this
Robin Garr wrote:El Yucateco! Agreed, it's one of the best, and we've always got some in the Condiment Pantry. It comes in a variety of flavors/colors, too, although I agree that the green is first-rate.
Frank Deis wrote:I finally found a bottle of Tapatio during our travels ... And this morning the airline guys confiscated it.
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