Sunday, April 5, 2009

Dave's Ghost Pepper Naga Jolokia Hot Sauce

Just in case the original Dave's Insanity Sauce wasn't hot enough for you, Dave's Gourmet has now come out with Dave's Ghost Pepper Naga Jolokia Hot Sauce, featuring the world's hottest hot pepper as the main ingredient. Also called the Bhut Jolokia or "ghost" pepper (purportedly because you "give up the ghost" with one bite of this ultra hot pepper), the Naga Jolokia tops the Scoville scale at over 1 million Scoville Units of pure, unforgiving peppery fire. Dave's Ghost Pepper Sauce takes his original Insanity Sauce recipe and supplements it with a healthy amount of this dangerous pepper, and the result is an unrelenting burn of extreme heat, made all the more powerful and unquenchable by the addition of capsaicin extract. In case I haven't been clear, this is NOT a hot sauce that you pour on your food. No, Dave's Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce is technically a food additive that's meant to be used in cooking, and only by the micro-drop. The warnings on the label are SERIOUS. As to the comment on the label that this sauce is also a "great industrial cleaner and grease remover", well.... I can't say I've tried that, but I wouldn't be surprised!

All that being said, Dave's Ghost Pepper Naga Jolokia Hot Sauce actually does have some culinary use, specifically as an ingredient for chili, stews and spicy ethnic dishes, and for ratcheting up the heat in barbecue sauces or Buffalo wing sauces. Once you get past the mindblowing, brain-melting heat, you can savor roasted garlic and smoky flavors, and there's no vinegar harshness because the base is vegetable oil -- but that oil base is also what makes this sauce so dangerous if applied directly on your tongue or skin, so PLEASE stick to using this sauce in recipes and only in the smallest amounts. If you're cooking large batches of fiery chili or making a lot of suicide wings or otherwise cooking for a crowd of chileheads, Dave's Jolokia Hot Sauce is a great way to get the most bang (literally!) for your buck. And if you collect hot sauces or need a gift for someone who does, you can't go wrong with this brand new ultra-hot hot sauce. Dave's Ghost Pepper Naga Jolokia Hot Sauce is available now at the Carolina Sauce Company, along with other milder (and wilder!) sauces from Dave's Gourmet.

Zestfully yours,

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