Which Foods Pair Well With Hot Sauce?


by Dana A. Romero


Many people have differing tastes so when it comes to having hot sauce there are many people that have different opinions, while some people might think that their recipe and idea is the best thing since sliced bread others may think that the idea itself was forged in the depths of hell as it was that bad. Hot sauce can quite literally go on any foodstuff and the most hardcore of fans will enjoy the results. Here we will take a look at some of the very best and maybe some of the more unusual foods that many people enjoy to have hot sauce on.

Many people find that the best foods to have hot sauce with are the bland and normally tasteless foods that are just crying out for some flavor, for instance having a dash of hot sauce on your eggs in the morning is not only a sure fire (pun intended) way to waken you up in the morning but is also an excellent way to liven up what can normally be dull egg whites. In the same vein, having some hot sauce added to plain boiled rice another food that can be very bland and uninspiring when served on its own again is transformed into a spicy and exciting food that people will be asking for more of!

Another obvious food choice that hot sauce can add flavor to is chicken, even though chicken is lovely to have on its own with no added flavors it is one of a rare breed of food that is a blank canvas letting you add a variety of differing spices to it to make something entirely different and yet just as or even more tasty than the blank plain starting product! Adding a little hot sauce onto chicken will help satisfy most people and for the more adventurous eaters out there the hotter sauces such as Franks Insanity Sauce will have a wonderfully positive effect on the flavor of the chicken without the sauce being over powered by the chicken taste.

Soup is also a very nice way to use hot sauce, many people already add some pepper to soup for that extra bit of flavor and kick however how about stepping this up a notch and adding some Tabasco sauce for instance, this will make the normally warm and hearty meal even more enjoyable, the hot sauce will melt away in the broth of the soup however the taste will be prominent however not over powering to the meal.

Adding hot sauce to salsa, especially to go with nachos is always a firm favorite at parties, the contradiction between cooling sour cream and the additionally spicy salsa (never mind the addition of alcohol) will make your party go down in the memories of your friends, also using this as a party game by increasingly adding more hotter sauces to the mix to see which one of your friends can handle the heat is also a fun way to introduce hot sauce to food.

One of the most unique, yet lovely in people's eyes, way of enjoying hot sauce is by adding it to sweets and baking products, nowadays chocolate bars with added chilli can be bought in most supermarkets but making your own sponge cakes with a drop of hot sauce, or adding a dribble to your ice cream may sound like a disaster waiting to happen however you should never judge a book by its cover and consider why many Michelin star restaurants are now serving these products!

Overall hot sauce can practically go onto any foodstuff and being enjoyed, just ask the millions of fans the product has around the world, it can make any boring food exciting, it can make already tasty food tastier and it may even give you some surprises when tasted in something you wouldn't expect!




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