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Hot Sauces That Tingle The Taste Buds

Updated on August 12, 2017

 

Being from Louisiana we have one main ingredient that you will find most in our cuisine. It is an ingredient that people either love or can not handle, and it is hot sauce. There are many different companies producing hot sauces all over the world. Louisiana, known famously for Tabasco, has other types of hot sauces that are just as known around the south. I have a few favorites I would like to share. Some are produced locally, and one is produced worldwide and is actually inspired from another country. Some bring the heat, while others tend to bring more flavor. Some are great for cooking with, others are just good for adding to the final product.


The Wonderful Hot Sauces To Try

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Being from Louisiana we have one main ingredient that you will find most in our cuisine. It is an ingredient that people either love or can not handle, and it is hot sauce. There are many different companies producing hot sauces all over the world. Louisiana, known famously for Tabasco, has other types of hot sauces that are just as known around the south. I have a few favorites I would like to share. Some are produced locally, and one is produced worldwide and is actually inspired from another country. Some bring the heat, while others tend to bring more flavor. Some are great for cooking with, others are just good for adding to the final product.


The first one is in fact the famous Tabasco hot sauce. You will see this little bottle sitting in many restaurants around the south especially in Louisiana. With a good mixture of heat and spice, Tabasco is a good sauce to use in recipes, as well as adding to foods like seafood, hamburgers and pizza. It takes along process to make this wonderful sauce, but in each bottle is a great way to spice up just about any great food or dish. And for a sweeter and not so much heat, Tabasco has a chipotle hot sauce which is real good as well.


The second hot sauce on my list would be the funny named, yet great tasting “Slap Ya Momma.” No I am not making this up. This hot sauce is actually named this and is very good. Not as spicy has Tabasco, but has a very delicious taste. A bit more on the vinegar side, “Slap Ya Mama” hot sauce is great on eggs, and many assortments of vegetables. I enjoy this sauce very much and I use it probably the most out of all the sauces I will be discussing. Not only does “Slap Ya Mama” come in a liquid form, but you can also get it in a dry rub form as well. Which is great on popcorn or and type of fried batter mix.


Next on the great hot sauce list is one what packs a bold, spicy kick when added to cooking. Also made in Louisiana, Louisiana Gold hot sauce is a blend of heat and fire that is really good for those who want more heat than flavor. Louisiana Gold is great to use with cooking. Chili's, Gumbo, and Spaghetti are just a few of many dishes that are spiced up with flavor when adding Louisiana Gold to the ingredients. Next to Tabasco, Louisiana Gold is probably the second most popular hot sauce you will find people in the south asking for.


Hotdogs, Sushi, Sausages and any type of sandwich are great foods that this next hot sauce collaborates with. Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce is more of a paste than the liquid hot sauces mentioned earlier. This has a great kick of heat and then a delayed punch of flavor that comes seconds later. Imported from Thailand, this hot chili sauce is used in many Asian dishes. I use to think the south could handle a lot of heat, but when coming across chili hot sauces like Sriracha, are sauces don't come close to the heat that this sauce contains.


I have tried hot sauces from all over and yet it is something about these four that I also keep in the refrigerator. I love variety, but these four are the tastiest and have a combination of spice and flavor that I find myself addicted to.

Since I have written this article, I have tasted several new types of hot sauces. And although these are still some of my favorites, I think I will a few more just for you guys to try. Some other brands that I have grown fond of are Tiger Sauce, Louisiana Hot Sauce, Crystal Sauce (which is not very strong in the heat department) and Wild Creek Pepper sauce. Now some of these you may not be able to find near you because they are a local brand. But then again, so was Tabasco.

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    • PDXKaraokeGuy profile image

      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      i would only put hot sauce in shitty beer... try it in your coffee and let me know what you think

    • Fullerman5000 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ryan Fuller 

      6 years ago from Louisiana, USA

      In your coffee? ive never tried that. i put it in my beer once to show that it goes to the bottom. kick your daddy is another good one also.

    • PDXKaraokeGuy profile image

      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      I love Rooster and Tobasco (I put tobasco in my coffee sometimes) but never tried the other. perhaps I shall.

    • Fullerman5000 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ryan Fuller 

      6 years ago from Louisiana, USA

      Wow, i didnt know they could do that. thanks for stopping by and teaching me a little something

    • rsusan profile image

      Rika Susan 

      6 years ago from South Africa

      Oh, how we love hot sauces. Best of all, we have just discovered that some hot sauces can even help to lower blood pressure! So, more than one reason to use them! Great hub, Fullerman5000.

    • Fullerman5000 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ryan Fuller 

      7 years ago from Louisiana, USA

      Yeah it is so good. I also got to visit Avery Island wher the make the sauce. Whole place smells like hot sauce. Thanks for taking time to read this.

    • lilmissbookworm profile image

      lilmissbookworm 

      7 years ago

      I love all things spicy and tobasco gives a nice little kick and a bit of smokeyness to what ever it is your using it in. I use this in currys, spaghetti, pasta dishes, shepherds pie basically anything I am cooking. Nice to see my taste buds aren't alone in the craving for tobasco.

    • Fullerman5000 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ryan Fuller 

      8 years ago from Louisiana, USA

      Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the feedback.

    • Wesman Todd Shaw profile image

      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      8 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      I love the basic, "Louisiana Hot Sauce," everything tastes better with that stuff on it.

      As a Texan, pico, or salsa. . . .to go with my Mexican food is usually the concern; but of course, we do "Cajun" quite a lot too.

      great stuff, man.

    • Fullerman5000 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ryan Fuller 

      8 years ago from Louisiana, USA

      yeah the sauce is great but i think i enjoy their neck ties a lot more.

    • DrNaj profile image

      DrNaj 

      8 years ago from Australia

      I just love Tabasco its my favorite... :)

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