Cooking with hot sauce and extracts

Filed in Blog by on January 6, 2019

If you think hot sauce is just an ordinary condiment to top off food, think again! Sure hot sauce makes a great topping, but it can also add some great flavor while you’re cooking. In fact, adding some hot sauce or hot pepper extracts into the mix while cooking can be a great way to infuse flavor into just about any food. If you’re not too sure about how to do it, we have some great ideas to take you from snacking to dinnertime.

When it comes to appetizers, try mixing some hot sauce into ordinary dips. Traditionally bland cream cheese or mayo always tastes better when you add in some heat. You can also try mixing in hot sauce to stuffed peppers, mushrooms or eggplant, or simply adding it into the mix when you’re making meatballs or burgers. Of course chili is pretty great too when you stir in some extra spice. From fiery egg rolls to casseroles, just about anything on the menu tastes better when you take it up a notch in flavor. Just remember that when it comes to some of the hottest hot sauce on the planet, a little usually goes a long way. You may want to start small, and then add in more and more hot sauce to increase the flavor gradually.

Another option is to use a pepper extract. Keep in mind, though, extracts can be insanely hot! Only use the extract as an additive, and only use it in small doses. It works well in things like a stir-fry, plus soups and chili. There’s really no limit when it comes to infusing hot sauce and hot pepper extracts into mealtime. Whether you try some of our great recipes or create your own, just be creative in coming up with some new spicy food favorites to ring in the New Year.

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