Friday, May 22, 2009

Tortuga Caribbean Hell-Fire Sauce

Jamaica is known for its seriously hot scotch bonnet peppers, and Tortuga Caribbean Hell-Fire Sauce features them at their finest in all their fiery glory. This premium hot sauce is made with scotch bonnets at their peak ripeness, which accounts for the deep red-orange color of the sauce and also its naturally sweet, almost fruity notes (like a ripe red bell pepper - there is no fruit or sugar added to this hot sauce - but with habanero heat). The simple vinegar base allows the real flavor and fire of the scotch bonnet pepper to shine through without interference from heavy spices or additional vegetables. But don't assume that this is a thin, watery vinegar hot sauce: No, the texture is thick with plenty of little pieces of pepper plus seeds, pleasing to the tongue as well as to the palate.

Tortuga Caribbean Hell-Fire Sauce is a versatile all-purpose hot sauce for cooking and for using directly on served food. Because it is a scotch bonnet sauce, it is especially well-suited for Caribbean cuisine, including meat patties, red beans and rice, and other traditional island recipes. But don't limit yourself - this hot sauce is also terrific on hamburgers and hot dogs, chicken wings, sandwiches, grilled foods, and generally all meats, poultry and seafood. Tortuga Hell-Fire Sauce is also very low sodium, in case you're watching your salt intake. Best of all, it's currently on sale at the Carolina Sauce Company, for well under $4 a bottle!

Zestfully yours

1 comment:

  1. This stuff is outstanding. Hot enough but with tons of flavor. Not for civilians but for pepper heads relatively mild.