Welcome back to Fiery Friday, folks! Tonight’s review is the stuff of legend. At least, that’s what the label says. I’m talking specifically about Legendary SMOK Brand Hot Pepper Sauce, a sauce from the veteran-owned and Colorado-based SMOK Brand (go figure). I like the tagline on the bottle: “Where there’s SMOK…,” so hopefully that suggestive promise there doesn’t let me down!
This should come as no surprise, but I love sriracha. Most of my experience has come from the Huy Fong rooster sauce, of course, but I did once make my own version of the stuff. Anyway, tonight’s product is one that looks to be far deadlier than your average bottle of Thai-themed sauce. From the good people at Race City Sauce Works, I bring you the Seven Pepper Sriracha.
On tonight’s edition of Fiery Friday, I’m taking a look at something a little different. The name of the game here is Italian Pepper Sauce, by Mom & Me. What makes this stuff so unique is that it’s built like a combination of a pasta sauce and a salsa. The real focus here, though, is the hot banana peppers, which form the centerpiece of Debra Danielsen’s Italian-themed sauce. Rather than simply eat this out of the jar (though I did that too, of course), I whipped up a chicken and noodle dish to give this sauce a chance to shine.
Whoa. By my count, it’s been over half a year since the last Salsa Sunday feature. I’ve been reasonably faithful with Fiery Friday, but far less so with this column. Well, that ends now… at least for the summer. See, Sundays are typically my “grade and get everything together for the week” days, meaning I don’t usually leave myself time to review. Anyway, let’s get back on track with a product that’s practically made in my backyard! I’m looking at Salsa Roja by La Familia Salsa Company, a brand operating out of Rockport, Texas.