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Posts Tagged ‘Hot Sauce’

Benito’s Spicy Barbecue Sauce

Naranja based barbecue sauce   I like to make my own barbecue sauce using the following mixture: 1 cup ketchup 1/4 cup chicken broth 2 tbspn organic paprika 1/3 cup vinegar 1/3 cup brown sugar 3 tbspn olive oil 2 cloves garlic finely chopped 1 tspn dried crushed habaneros (use cayennes for a tamer sauce) 1 tbspn honey…

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Spanish Harlem Hot Sauce Festival

     Headed uptown yesterday for Benito’s first annual Spanish Harlem hot sauce festival sponsored by Keystone Light. All in all, it was BIG FUN! Pete from Queens made some authentic teriyaki ginger chicken skewers. They were bangin’ , they made the perfect sample food to use when experimenting with Benito’s pallette of flavors. Everyone sampled most…

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DEFCON SAUCE FREE SAMPLE DAY (and free wings :o) ) April 12th,2008 Yesterday, Del and I swung down to St. James Gate in Maplewood for all you can eat wings provided by the crew at Defcon. We arrived around one in the afternoon. The bar was packed with hot wing conneisseurs. I immediately shouted for…

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What makes hot sauce hot?

     Capsaicin is the active chemical compound that makes chili peppers “hot”. It is the plants natural adaptation for deterring plant eating animals. Capsaicin will irritate any part of the human body that it comes into contact with. Different chili peppers contain varying amounts of capsaicin (see Scoville heat scale). Capsaicin is mostly found inside the…

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