Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Susie's Tamarind Tango Sauce

Our latest addition to the Susie's Hot Sauce product line is the tangy Susie's Tamarind Tango Sauce. Made in the tiny Caribbean nation of Antigua and almost impossible to find elsewhere, Susie's Hot Sauces have a faithful and growing following among folks who have visited the Caribbean or otherwise been lucky enough to taste one of these devilishly delicious tropical hot sauces. The Tamarind Tango sauce has an enticing sweet-tart flavor thanks to a blend of tamarinds (there are chunks of this exotic fruit in the sauce!) with just enough sugar cane juice to soften the "sour edge" typically associated with tamarind pulp. Hot peppers add a touch of spicy fire that reaches a pleasant medium heat level before gently fading, preparing you for the next bite of food without deadening your taste buds.

It's no surprise that Susie's Tamarind Tango makes a nice alternative to ordinary steak sauce -- after all, tamarind is a commonly found ingredient in most commercial steak sauces and in Worcestershire sauce. Since its arrival at the Carolina Sauce Company, I've been using Tamarind Tango to add spicy tang to meatloaf and burgers, in addition to splashing it on steak. This sauce will enhance pretty much any meats, from beef and pork to venison and other game, and I suspect it would be very good with veggie burgers and grilled portobello mushrooms, too. And if you're watching your sodium intake, you'll be glad to know that Susie's Tamarind Tango is a very low sodium sauce, with only 30mg per 1 Tbs serving. The flavor is rich enough, however, that you won't miss the salt. So if you're looking for a change from your ordinary store-bought steak sauce, or are a fan of Susie's hot sauces, or just enjoy sweet-tart-spicy sauces with a pourable but pleasantly chunky texture, then you need to give Susie's Tamarind Tango sauce a try!

Zestfully yours,

PS: Susie's also makes a spicy mango sauce, which we're hoping to add to our online store sometime later this year. If we do so, we'll be announcing it here!

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