Limited Edition: "Fish" Pepper (hotter)
The "Fish" pepper was popularized by African-American chefs working in Chesepeke Bay oyster and crab houses around the middle of the 19th century. The chile was prized for its variegated color, and strange ripening, which turned the peppers from green to white and then orange and finally red.
Our own sauce features Fish Pepper of all stripes, creating an orange color with a depth of umami, strong heat and subtle bitterness. It's a complex, earthly flavor, that was greatly enjoyed when we last made it, in 2017 (and does pair nicely with fish). Available while supplies last.
We currently have FOUR limited editions, spanning the full gamut from mild to hot:
Guajillo (mild) - features, a Mexican chile variety that is most often dried. The pepper flavor comes through cleanly in our finished sauce, which has a full body, excellent balance and and approachable spice.
Szegedi (medium) - features a Hungarian paprika chile. Tastes like a floral version of black pepper.
Maria Nagy (hot) - made with a Transylvanian pepper with a very slow heat build. Spicier, more umami, and less sweet than our flagship sauce, the Maria Nagy does share a similar grassiness with the Original. Folks who wish the OG were a bit hotter will be quite happy.
Fuego Edition Bulgarian Carrot (hottest) - a limited release cooked up for the Fuego subscription service. We started with our Bulgarian Carrot chiles, then added a pepper pickled ginger, as well as house made pineapple wine vinegar. Expect a Spicier sauce than our usual Bulgarian Carrot, with less melon and more citrus. The ginger is moderate, but rings on the finish.
Oops! All Garlic
Only a few left!
Organic garlic, peeled and fermented in our own chile vinegar brine. It is phenomenally good. Add to salads, or anything you might be cooking. Refrigerate after opening.
Part of what makes our hot sauce so delicious is the addition of hardneck, fermented garlic. The type of garlic we use has more oil, and thus a deeper flavor than the varieties found in grocery stores.
Packed in six oz jars. Each jar contains 4 oz of garlic, and has a net weight of 6.5 oz. (including the vinegar). For comparison, last season's garlic was packed in 4 oz mason jars, with 2.5 oz of garlic.
We also have a very limited number of chile pickled ginger. These are packed in 8 oz jars, with 6 oz of ginger.