Friday, September 6, 2013
Fataliis, Scorpions & Ghosts, Oh My!
For the rest of you, fataliis, scorpions (Trinidad AND Moruga) and ghosts (aka bhut jolokia) are the three types of peppers that provide the extreme heat and and deliriously delicious flavor of Heartbreaking Dawn's Mauvais Sang, newly released and now available at the Carolina Sauces online store.
Mauvais Sang -- the name means "bad blood" -- is easily one of THE HOTTEST all-natural, extract-free extreme hot sauces on the market. But it's also one of the best-tasting ones, sweetened with agave, spiced with coriander, and tanged with cider vinegar and lime. (Is "tanged" even a word? No? Well it should be.)
This ultra hot sauce is highly concentrated and best enjoyed either in recipes or with the very lightest of touch on served food. I don't care how tough you think you are: Do NOT simply splash it on with abandon as you would some Texas Pete or Tabasco Sauce, or you will be punished severely and will be begging desperately for water, milk, ice, ANYTHING to put out the fire in your mouth. Unless you are an experienced consumer of super-hot hot sauces (the watered-down wimpy supermarket stuff doesn't count), I strongly recommend tasting a very small amount on a toothpick first so that you can get a sense of the heat and more safely gauge how much to use.
If your tongue survives that test and you find the blissful pleasure hidden in the peppery pain, I won't be surprised if you start adding Mauvais Sang to chili, spaghetti sauce, sloppy joes, burritos or tacos, red beans & rice, your homemade hot wings or barbecue sauce, and other similar recipes. And if you are a culinary pyromaniac, I bet you'll apply it judiciously at the table to your sandwiches, pizza, chicken, pork, grilled shrimp, and even scrambled eggs or hash browns.
Buy Heartbreaking Dawn's Mauvais Sang Hot Sauce online while it's on sale, and let us know in a comment what you're using it on and how you like it.