Thursday, January 14, 2010

After Burner

My friend Chilebrown is trying to recruit me into his hot sauce cult. He knows I'm a spice wimp, so he started me off easy. To go with the pork and green chili tamales he gave me, he included this little bottle of Triple T Ranch hot sauce.

This is Hopn' JalapeƱo sauce, made locally in Santa Rosa, which he describes as "very mild, it's just jalapeƱos." Yeah, right. We put a little dab on our plates, as per his advice, and just brushed the tines of our forks through it - and the tines melted.

Just kidding, but it really was hot by our standards. Our lips burned for an hour after dinner - but, man, was it ever tasty! We now understand why so many people are addicted to this stuff. It really is nuclear - but in a good way!

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Blogger Chilebrown said...

I went through a bottle in several days. It is so good that I could pour some in a shot glass and dispatch of it.

Thursday, January 14, 2010  
Blogger Greg said...

I've had to go gently into the hot sauce realm.Some types of peppers destroy me. My most recent acquisition is a bottle of Pique Hot Sauce from Sol Food Puerto Rican in San Rafael.Yum!

Thursday, January 14, 2010  
Blogger namastenancy said...

hahahaha......welcome to the hot side of the force! Or maybe we should say - the medium warm side? But once you've stepped in that river, there is no turning back.
Baaahhhhhhh. Then you are OURS!

Thursday, January 14, 2010  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

Hot stuff gets difficult the older we get. But that salsa Chilebrown gave you is within allowable limits. (Say I, who continues to abuse her colon.) I totally get Chilebrown's idea of drinking a shotglass of it, but, oy -- the toilet the next day! Ow.

Thursday, January 14, 2010  
Blogger Chilebrown said...

I cannot believe Cookiecrumb just talked about abuse of her XXXXX. I guess that is why we Love her!

Thursday, January 14, 2010  
Blogger Pink Granite said...

It's so difficult to compare individual responses to spicy foods. I tend to like a goodly amount of heat, but not crazy, wild need-to-sign-a-release-form before I'm allowed to buy it hot.

One of my favorite mild (to me) sauces is Tabasco Chipotle Sauce - smoky, flavorful with just a little heat. And it's available everywhere.

At the other end of my spectrum is Matouk's West Indian Salsa Picante Hot Sauce. The flavor is fantastic, but the heat is high - a little dab'll do ya!

Enjoy the adventure...
- Lee

Thursday, January 14, 2010  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Chilebrown, no kidding? Ours will probably last us a year.

Greg, we are tiptoeing in, too.

Nancy, well, we might have gotten our feet wet, but only up to the ankles so far.

Cookiecrumb, so far, no tummy upsets due to hot sauce, but we were circumspect. No shot glasses were used.

Pinkie, thanks for the tips - we are strangers in this Paradise and need all the guidance you can give.

Friday, January 15, 2010  
Blogger Rev. Biggles said...

Hot sauce is a lot like smoking and drinking, the more you do it the better you get at it.

xo, Biggles

Friday, January 15, 2010  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Rev, I learned to do those things when I was 14 and it was "cool." Am I still just wishing to be in with the cool kids?

Saturday, January 16, 2010  

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