If you're looking for authentic eastern North Carolina barbecue sauce, made with vinegar, peppers and no tomatoes, and you like spicy foods, then you have to try our latest find, Duplin's Finest Hot Barbecue Sauce. Made in the tiny town of Warsaw, North Carolina, this vinegar based BBQ sauce has plenty of hot peppers to spice things up, so you might want some creamy slaw handy to help put out the fire if you're feeding folks with tender tongues. Like the original, milder Duplin's Finest Mild Barbecue Sauce, the Hot version of Duplin's Finest is made with apple cider vinegar and a touch of sugar, which means it has less of that tart vinegar "bite" that can sometimes come across as a bit "harsh" in other cooking applications.
While the obvious use for Duplin's Finest BBQ sauce is in Carolina style pulled pork barbeque, there are many other tasty uses for these tangy, tummy-pleasing sauces. You can marinate chicken and meats in either flavor and then grill, broil, bake or roast while basting with more of Duplin's Finest. You can also splash the sauce on fried fish and other fried foods, especially southern specialties like fried okra and hush puppies. I love splashing Duplin's Finest Hot Barbecue Sauce in collards, turnip greens, mustard greens, and even on steamed or sauteed spinach -- basically, any robust greens will take well to vinegar-pepper sauces. You can get both flavors of Duplin's Finest Barbecue Sauce and other delicious and hard-to-find North Carolina Products at the Carolina Sauce Company.