This is our hot sauce collection. Well, I should say this is my husband’s hot sauce collection.
Can you tell he likes his food spicy? Not only does he like his food spicy, he likes the right sauce for the right food, and I have to say I agree with him on this one.
Chinese hot sauce makes all the difference in Asian cooking. Tabasco just doesn’t taste the same in those recipes. However, for things like eggs, our family grabs the Tabasco or Louisiana style hot sauce.
For Mexican food my husband like Mexican style hot sauces. I have to say I disagree with him on this one, but mainly because I don’t like super spicy food. I think most Mexican food is spicy enough and does not need extra sauce. His opinion though is if Mexican food is not spicy enough you can add hot sauce to it to make it better.
This collection of hot sauces takes up quite a bit of room in my cupboard and fridge, but I really don’t mind. In general hot sauce is inexpensive. They normally cost a couple dollars for a bottle and they last a long time.
I can take a simple bean or rice dish and add a lot of flavor and depth to it, by adding a few drops of hot sauce. So, I look at hot sauces as an inexpensive way to add a lot of flavor to a simple meal.
So how much hot sauce is in your house? Does your collection look anything like ours?
Has your husband ever been to the Beef Jerky Emporium in OKC (Britton & May)? A friend told me that they have a huge selection of specialty hot sauces.
My husband and I like spicy food, but we just stick to salsa and spices.
@Stephanie, We have not been there, but now I will make sure to go next time we are in OKC. That sounds like a place my husband would love to go to. 🙂
I have been called the ‘queen of condiments’ but do NOT have the hot sauce collection you have! I used to can, when living in WI, so I have salsas and taco sauces with varying heat in my pantry.
My husband and I just discovered the Tabasco Chipotle style and LOVE it on Mexican Food – we made your enchilada sauce on Friday and added a little to it 🙂
At this point, I think we only have Frank’s Hot Sauce in our cupboard- shameful! 😉 We had a ton of hot sauce at one point, when we used to cruise all over the place. We would buy different sauces on all the different islands. But that was many years and many kids ago…
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We’re not far behind you. And if I prepare something that isn’t quite delicious, I add hot sauce to it. Then I know he’ll love it.
Wow, that is a lot of hot sauce. I have at least that many bottles of vinegars, but only Tobasco in my pantry.
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My dad’s hot sauce collection looks EXACTLY the same!
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Panola’s Hot Sauce is what my collection is comprised of. It is made in Lake Providence, LA, (I’ve been to the plant and tasted it in a big ole vat!) and is a really delicate balance of spicy, sweet and smoky. I definitely recommend it! We gave it out as favors at our rehearsal dinner and it was a HIT! Hot sauce is my favorite food group!
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We have quite a collection too. Ours includes a few that you have as well as few unique ones. One is the Jalepeno BBQ sauce that my husband eats with just about any meat. He even has our youngest boy hooked. He will eat it with his tri-tip meat and he keeps a glass of milk handy cause its so hot. Too funny!
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We love hot sauce although we don’t have as much as you do. I see you have some Sriacha in the back left. Whew is that hot!
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My husband PRIDES himself on his hot sauce collection. He delights in ambushing the unsuspecting with Dave’s Insanity Sauce. Can’t believe you don’t have a bottle of Cholula in the picture, LOL!
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I have to say you have me beat on the hot sauce! We’ve got tobasco, jalapeno and habanero sauce. My hubby likes to put it on everything and although I like spicy food, I do not like the taste of hot sauce and never use it on anything. I’m having a giveaway for some barbecue sauces and a meat rub and one of the sauces is spicy–I love it so much! Here’s the link if you want to enter: https://reciperhapsody.wordpress.com/2010/04/12/flatlander-meatloaf-giveaway/
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I have almost all the same bottles in my pantry. My personal favorites would be the 2 bottles in the middle – the red and green habanero sauces.