5 Odd Food Items to Add Hot Sauce to

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Some of us like adding hot sauce to our food, such as BBQ, chili, Mexican, Cajun and the like. But did you know that there are odd food choices that actually taste better with hot sauce?

Here are 5 odd food items to add hot sauce to:


Forget the butter and salt, try some False Alarm Hot Sauce on your next bowl of popcorn for a little kick.

Just make a big batch of popcorn and sprinkle the hot sauce over it and toss to coat.

Fried Fish

Some folks just sprinkle hot sauce over the fried fish. But how about infusing the hot sauce into the fish filets before cooking?

Marinate your fish filets in hot sauce for about 20 minutes. Drain the filets and pat dry. Toss them in your fish fry mix (or egg and flour) & fry them up. The hot sauce is permeated all the way through the fish filets and is flavorful!



Green leafy vegetables such as spinach, collard, swiss chard and the like get a great burst of flavor with hot sauce.

A really simple recipe for spicy greens is frying up 8 oz.bacon and remove with a slotted spoon when they’re done. Toss in about 10 oz. of cleaned & trimmed greens, toss and cook until tender (about 5 minutes).  Mix together ¼ cup apple cider vinegar, 1/3 Cup sugar, & 1 Tablespoon of hot sauce. Pour mix over the greens & keep stirring until the greens have absorbed some of the moisture (about 8 minutes). Crumble the bacon over top and serve.

Mac & Cheese

Some folks put ketchup on their mac & cheese. But why not kick it up with some Ralph’s Righteous Scorpion Sauce?

Make your regular mac & cheese, but sprinkle some hot sauce in the cheese sauce before combining with the pasta. You could also try this homemade kicked up mac & cheese recipe.


Yes, put hot sauce in your salad! Make a sweet and hot vinaigrette by mixing together ¼ Cup vegetable oil. ¼ Cup balsamic vinegar, 2 Tablespoons sugar, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon black pepper & ¼ teaspoon hot sauce. Chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes, then pour over your salad.

Not only does hot sauce make food tastier, it’s also healthier for you! It has been proven that hot sauce improves metabolism as well as helps the body use fat as fuel. So go ahead and try your favorite hot sauce on a variety of different foods.

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