Neat, I reviewed the Tabanero Hot Sauce here back in ’05. Back then, as you can see in the previous words, it didn’t have a tilde over the n. Don’t roll that n! And, back then it didn’t have habanero peppers in it either. However, today she’s sportin’ a new recipe.
These ingredients would be, Habanero and Tabasco Mexican Peppers, Fresh Carrots, Onions, Key Lime Juice, Agave, Garlic, Salt and Grapefruit Seed Extract. MmMmmMm, seed extract. I was lucky enough to have received 2 free 8 ounce bottles for review, I’ve already emptied the first one. I slathered pretty much everything I ate from lunch to dinner with it during a week. From delivered pizza, potato salad, sandwiches to Meathenge Lab made Gringo Carnitas, I did it all.
As before, it’s a solid contender and a good sauce. At first slurp you find the carrots, onions, garlic with a citrussy clue. Then quickly following is an oncoming bite and flavor action from the chile peppers. It’s not an overpowering sauce, it should be used as a finishing sauce. Some of the sauces I have in my fridge can be used as ingredients in dishes and hold their own even after cooking, this one would have a tough time with that. Use it for what it was intended, over food you’re going to eat. Now.
ps – I just gotta say something. We gringos have a tendency to roll the n in a word that comes anywhere near close to looking Mexicanny. Tilde or not, the n generally gets rolled. This is especially true when we’re talking about jalapeños and/or habaneros. There’s no tilde in habanero, do not roll the n. So, Mr. or Ms. Tabañero, would you be so kind as to remove the tilde’d n in Habanero listed in your ingredients? This is all.