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Tue Feb 8, 2022, 02:17 PM

Hot Sauces - Your "Desert Island" favorite?

Hot Sauces - Your "Desert Island" favorite?

Over the decades I've tried tens of different mexican style hot sauce brands and we keep at least eight types on our fridge door at all times.

However, my general go-to sauce and Desert Island fav would have to be Tapatio.

How about you guys?

Others that rotate in & out of our fridge:

Cholula: Reg., Chipotle, Sweet Habanero (fav) varieties.

El Yucateco: Green and Red (yummy, but funky preservatives though)

Pain Is Good (no it's not, waaaaay too hot)

Melindas, Reg.

Pico Pica: Hot and Taco sauces

Dancin' Skeleton

Tabasco Reg.

Mezetta Taco (red)

La Victoria Green

No longer buy:

Frank's Red Hot
Crystal
and a bunch of others

14 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Tapatio
3 (21%)
El Yucateco - Red
0 (0%)
Frank's Red Hot
1 (7%)
Melindas
2 (14%)
Cholula
2 (14%)
Pain Is Good
0 (0%)
Pico Pica
0 (0%)
Mezetta Taco
0 (0%)
Tobasco
5 (36%)
Crystal
1 (7%)
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Reply Hot Sauces - Your "Desert Island" favorite? (Original post)
TeamProg Feb 2022 OP
Ohio Joe Feb 2022 #1
bottomofthehill Feb 2022 #2
intrepidity Feb 2022 #3
TeamProg Feb 2022 #5
NotASurfer Feb 2022 #10
dameatball Feb 2022 #4
TeamProg Feb 2022 #6
dameatball Feb 2022 #7
petronius Feb 2022 #8
jmowreader Feb 2022 #9
TeamProg Feb 2022 #21
beemerphill Feb 2022 #11
Botany Feb 2022 #12
TeamProg Feb 2022 #15
Botany Feb 2022 #16
Bristlecone Feb 2022 #13
TeamProg Feb 2022 #17
Bristlecone Feb 2022 #19
trof Feb 2022 #14
DesertGarden Feb 2022 #18
Retrograde Feb 2022 #20

Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Tue Feb 8, 2022, 02:24 PM

1. Cholula

I put it on almost everything

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Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Tue Feb 8, 2022, 02:28 PM

2. I am a baby. Can't take too hot.

I selected franks, but I go with their Buffalo it has a little less burn that the original Franks.

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Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Tue Feb 8, 2022, 02:34 PM

3. No Sriracha?

I like most of them, hell, even Taco Bell sauce for certain applications (like Taco Bell tacos).

Mix just about any one with sour cream for a decent dipping/topping sauce.

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Response to intrepidity (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 8, 2022, 03:11 PM

5. Yes! We have Sriracha amd Sambal Olech, too, but this is for "mexican style" hot sauces, sorry..nt

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Response to intrepidity (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 8, 2022, 04:21 PM

10. If it's a desert island, I'm with you on Sriracha

Going to have a lot of coconut and seafood to work with. Maybe taro. A little sriracha would work well!

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Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Tue Feb 8, 2022, 02:41 PM

4. Things change, but my latest favorite is "Minorcan Mike's Datil Pepper Sauce." I almost always have

some good ol Tabasco on hand, as well as the underrated Crystal. Also some brand of Chipotle or jalapeno.
Ha.....forgot Sriricha....a poster above reminded me. Can't leave that out.

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Response to dameatball (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 8, 2022, 03:12 PM

6. Yes! We have Sriracha amd Sambal Olech, too, but this is for "mexican style" hot sauces, sorry..nt

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Response to TeamProg (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 8, 2022, 03:14 PM

7. Oops......reading comprehension not strong today I guess. Got it.

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Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Tue Feb 8, 2022, 04:00 PM

8. Tapatio for me. I can't claim to have done an exhaustive taste test, but I definitely like

it and it has positive associations to the past for me, which gives it extra credit...

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Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Tue Feb 8, 2022, 04:17 PM

9. Tabasco for me, thanks

I prefer my hot sauce without thickeners, and Tabasco is the major non-thickened sauce.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 9, 2022, 12:35 AM

21. If I want a vinegar based hot sauce yes, but mostly I don't

More limited applications I find.

FYI- Tapatio has no thickeners like La Victorias does.

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Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Tue Feb 8, 2022, 04:29 PM

11. One of them stands above the others.

Melindas is one of the best hot sauces. I too have about a dozen hot sauces on the fridge door. My go-to is Melindas original habanero. It tastes good with just about anything. It bites but doesn't burn. Melinda is your friend.

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Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Tue Feb 8, 2022, 04:55 PM

12. Piri piri sauce

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Response to Botany (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 8, 2022, 07:41 PM

15. Sounds good, like mae ploy. We have Sriracha amd Sambal Olech, too, but this is for "mexican style".

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Response to TeamProg (Reply #15)

Tue Feb 8, 2022, 08:02 PM

16. I know but it is good on and in Mexican food.

As per hot for Mexican food I would rank the following;

1) fresh pepper would be Serrano... hot but not drop you to the floor hot

2) dried from the garden. Long Tom Red Pepper
Pick em, hang em, and grind up over dishes you are cooking.

3) sauce ... a good Chipotle red sauce

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Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Tue Feb 8, 2022, 06:21 PM

13. Subiaco Abbey makes a great Smoked Habanero Sauce

Just love it. My wife orders it for me for Fatherís Day. Hot, but great.

Cholula Chipotle and Siracha also go toís.


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Response to Bristlecone (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 8, 2022, 08:10 PM

17. Okay, I just ordered a bottle. 11 bucks, but Free Shipping.. so.

We'll give it a shot!

If you like Cholula, try the Chipotle Sweet Habanero, too.

Heck, at least try Tapatio! The stuff is cheap, too.

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Response to TeamProg (Reply #17)

Tue Feb 8, 2022, 09:46 PM

19. I hope you like it. I will try the Cholula for sure.

I thought of another that I really like for fish tacos:

Coopers Leche Diablesa

It has a coconut lime vibe and has a little pop. Itís local to me in CO and I got it at a farmerís market in town, but they sell it on Amazon and other places. They have some good flavors. If you can find it, Try the variety pack that comes in shooter bottles

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Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Tue Feb 8, 2022, 07:38 PM

14. An Australian friend sent me "Shit the Bed".

Don't even.

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Tue Feb 8, 2022, 10:07 PM

20. Tapatio is also my go-to

I keep Tapatio, the original Tabasco, Sri Racho, and currently a jar of Trader Joe's Hatch chile salsa on hand. When I make chicken wings, I mix Tapatio and Tabasco with butter until it seems right.

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