I'm addicted to hot stuff. To me, many things are not worth eating if they don't make my mouth tingle and nose run a little. It's not just the heat that's important, but the flavors too. My vacations often revolve around trying and buying different hot sauces.
Some of my favorite hot sauces:
Marie Sharp's Hot (not Fiery Hot) from Belize is one of my favorite all-purpose hot sauces. It's made with carrots which I think impart a nice flavor. Marie also makes a grapefruit hot sauce which is nice.
Bello Yellow Pepper Sauce (from Dominica) is delicious on eggs or a breakfast sandwich. It's a scotch bonnet/mustard sauce. I have tried other West Indian brands of this type of sauce but this particular brand is my favorite.
Ass Kickin' Roasted Garlic Hot Sauce is quite tasty.
Of course I enjoy Sriracha sauce on anything remotely Asian (or burgers or hot dogs). I don't know if there are differences in brands but I usually buy the one with the rooster on it.
The other day I ate in a Portuguese restaurant and there was a lovely homemade pepper sauce on the table that was quite hot!
I just love hot peppers too -- in the summer I am throwing fresh ones in everything. When we make roasted tomato sauce we often include a whole hot pepper in the roasting pan to add some kick! I also like to roast larger ones on the grill, remove the skins and use to top burgers.
I'm looking forward to my upcoming trip to Mexico City and hope to find some delicious spicy things!
Does anyone else share my love for hot sauce? I'd love some suggestions for new things to try!