You might think that the only place for hot sauce is on meat. Let’s face it. When you think of hot sauce what is the first thing that pops into your mind? Chicken wings? Ribs? Tacos? But there are so many other tasty things that benefit from even the smallest addition of hot sauce. Here three of my favs.
1) Popcorn. Add a few or more dashes to some melted butter and toss with some freshly popped popcorn for some delicious heat to make your movie night even better. Try a squeeze of lime juice as well. Or instead of using salt – try sugar for a sweet and spicy treat.
2) Adult Beverages. And not just your bloody marys either. Try a few dashes in a mango margarita. Have your bartender make you a cucumber-tini with a few dashes of hot sauce. Honey whiskey and hot sauce makes an amazing sipper as well. Want to knock it back quicker? How about a tequila, Gran Marnier and hot sauce shooter? The (drink) possibilities are endless.
3) Brownies. I know you are probably thinking, is this chick crazy?!?! But nothing brings out the flavor of chocolate quite like chilies. Take your favorite brownie recipe and add 1 tablespoon of your favorite hot sauce. I prefer a cayenne based sauce like False Alarm Hot Sauce.
So grab that bottle of hot sauce and try it on whatever you like.
Even that chocolate frosted donut…