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    Hot sauces. I mean HOT, not wimpy baby-tongue hot

    I have an insatiable need to consume hot sauce. Like say, if I eat a burrito, I used to pour a few drops on the top and bite (then repeat). Recently, I took to biting a bit of the burrito and then upending the bottle of hot sauce and drinking a little. Little mouthfuls grew to outright silly ones. I am not satisfied unless I wind up sniffling and having my eyes water and ears flutter.

    I've tried a bunch of sauces. So far the hottest stuff was a ghost pepper sauce, but I can't remember the manufacturer. But alas, even that was not hot enough.

    Can anyone suggest a ridiculously hot sauce?

    I've looked on the net but I have limited money so I can't try everything some reviewer calls "blazingly hot", especially since what some call blazingly hot is just not that hot.
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    How do you rate wasabi on your heat threshold scale?
    Sushi places in shopping mall food courts often have help-yourself sachets of wasabi and soy sauce. Grab a few extras for home next time you're able.

    Not exactly something you'd put on a burrito or tacos but diluted with lemon juice or white wine vinegar it's good on BBQ pork/chicken. (And grilled or raw fish obviously.)

    Asian chilli oils, sauces and sambals can easily beat tex/mex hot sauces IMHO

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    Have you tried Sambal Oelek? It clears me out pretty good.
    "Banish me from Eden when you will, but first let me eat of the tree of knowledge."

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    About a year ago my son, 17 at the time, drank and entire bottle of buffalo wing sauce in school. He later admitted that it probably wasn't that smart. It gave him the runs.

    I used to like hot sauce more when I was younger. I still put red peppers on pizza. My family thinks I'm nuts that I like Tabasco sauce on salmon steaks. I also sometimes put a drop of Tabasco in a spoon of fish chowder. Not every spoon full. Maybe one in five.

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    Put a mix of hot peppers, garlic, and onions in chopper and chop or puree.

    Mix a can of crushed tomatoes with a can tomato paste,and thin with water. Add small diced tomatoes if yiu want chunky.

    Add the puree and season with cumin, curry, chili powder, and cayenne powder. Add a touch of vinegar.

    Mix thoroughly and let steep for a while.

    I don't make it super hot, I always have a batch in the refrigerator.

    I have it with pasta, rice, beans, meat, eggs, vegetables.

    It is If it is not hot enough add cayenne pepper and black pepper as needed.

    It is a hot day. My cold lunch was precooked cold rice and beans with sauce.

    Also, when handling hot peppers wear plastic gloves.

    I can't eat store bought ketchup and sauces any more, they tase like crap.

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    Thanks, all.

    Lion, I love wasabi. As for my heat threshold: So far I'm not interested in getting blisters in my mouth and on my lips. I've read things by heat fanatics who really seem to like suffering. It's described as akin to addiction. I'm not so far gone.

    Poli, thanks for the tip.

    Crazy, Tabasco on salmon doesn't sound nuts to me. Hell, I've combined hot sauce with cheese doodles!

    Steve, sounds good. I may try it.
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    I've been meaning to try some of the sauces from these guys:

    https://shop.firstwefeast.com/collec...ast#fwf-sauces

    One of my favorite You Tube channels is the one where they conduct interviews with celebrities while consuming increasingly hot sauces.




    And hey...how about a road trip to southern New Mexico? I used to live in Las Cruces, and way back when I judged a chile cook off. Tasted 17 different dips and salsas. Now, I love hot food, but...

    They pointed out the one I should try last. A deep red dip with seeds. Good lord, it was tasty. Such a depth of flavor! I dipped a second chip in the sauce, and then it kicked in. Bad idea, since I had to do a live on air report five minutes later. It was all I could do to get through. "So hot you can't speak" became my new high bar.

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    It is 3:AM in Seattle and 80 degrees, so I am up. I have no air-conditioner.

    Someone gave me a bottle of Louisiana Hot Sauce, it was ok. You can get it at Walmart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ford View Post
    I've been meaning to try some of the sauces from these guys:

    https://shop.firstwefeast.com/collec...ast#fwf-sauces

    One of my favorite You Tube channels is the one where they conduct interviews with celebrities while consuming increasingly hot sauces.




    And hey...how about a road trip to southern New Mexico? I used to live in Las Cruces, and way back when I judged a chile cook off. Tasted 17 different dips and salsas. Now, I love hot food, but...

    They pointed out the one I should try last. A deep red dip with seeds. Good lord, it was tasty. Such a depth of flavor! I dipped a second chip in the sauce, and then it kicked in. Bad idea, since I had to do a live on air report five minutes later. It was all I could do to get through. "So hot you can't speak" became my new high bar.
    I love New Mexico and all the "New Mexican" cuisine. Spent a lot of time in Albuquerque in the late '80's on business, and my coworkers and I would spend our evenings sampling the green chile dishes at the local restaurants. There was one hole-in-the-wall place that was famous for its hot Green Chile Stew. We all ordered it and it was damn tasty, but I couldn't finish mine as it was just way too hot for my whitey-mcwhite taste buds. I had to take a break after each spoonful for a tortilla bite to cool off. I watched a coworker down a bowl of it (only a few breaks) and it was one of the most comical things I saw. He wore thick Coke bottle glasses and sweat was just constantly dripping off his glasses into his stew and on the table. In fact, his whole face was just covered in drippy sweat. It was almost like in the comedy movies where the prop guy has invisibly rigged up a drip system over the actor's forehead to show how nervous or hot he is. He would pause every once in a while to look up at us and say, "Mmmm, this is good stuff!" in very choked up, distorted tone of voice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyfingers View Post
    About a year ago my son, 17 at the time, drank and entire bottle of buffalo wing sauce in school. He later admitted that it probably wasn't that smart. It gave him the runs.
    My son says that in his defense a kid paid him $10 to do it.

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