Love Hot Sauce? We Have Some Condiments For You to Try
So many new ways to add heat to your meal.
If you’re a lover of all things spicy then you probably have your go-to hot sauce (I’ll literally smother anything in Cholula). When a dish is missing that lil extra somethin’, there’s no doubt some hot sauce can pack that much-needed punch. But do you ever crave that heat but want something new to spice up your food? Here are some fire condiments that aren’t hot sauce.
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The combo of spicy and sweet has been around for a while, but this honey takes it to a whole new level. Mike’s Hot Honey is the perfect balance of sticky, sweet honey and hot chili peppers. But beware — this stuff is highly addictive. Elevate melty grilled cheese, pepperoni pizza or even ice cream by cascading this golden goodness on top. Or, try using it as a replacement for simple syrup or agave in any cocktail for the perfect spicy twist. Spicy margarita, anyone?
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Drizzle (or in my case, drown) your pancakes with this chili maple syrup. Or, brush slab bacon for spicy candied strips. You can also dunk crispy fried chicken and waffles or douse warm cornbread. The options are endless (and quite dreamy, if you ask me) with Bushwick Kitchen Trees Knees Spicy Maple.
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Raspberries and jalapeños probably aren’t your first thought when you imagine the satisfying combo of sweet and heat. But this unexpected blend is sure to be your next jam. Transform a classic PB&J sandwich, add it to your next charcuterie board or simply spread on plain toast. After one taste, Mrs. Miller’s Jalapeño Red Raspberry Jam will most definitely become a new pantry staple.
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We all know chocolate and almonds go perfectly together. Chocolate and chilis? Again, delicious. Now, chocolate, chilis and almonds? That’s definitely something we can get behind. It’s going to be hard to stop yourself from eating this stuff by the spoonful, but if you can tear yourself away from the jar, try slathering this Chocolate Chili Almond Butter on French toast or add it to your next smoothie for a chocolatey kick. Check out Eliot’s website for more spicy nut butters including Spicy Thai Peanut Butter and Honey Chipotle Peanut Butter.
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In a pinch and need a pinch of some sort of savory seasoning? Sprinkle Jennifer Fisher Spicy Salt to complete any dish. Dash over baked eggs, mix into stir-fries or coat roasted veggies for an added flavor boost. This spicy salt is that unbeatable savory topping you didn’t even know you needed.
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Mantova Organic Chili Flavored Extra Virgin Olive Oil is as versatile as it is tasty. Use it to dress a green salad, dip some crusty bread or drizzle over ricotta cheese. And next time you’re sautéing something and you’re looking for that little extra zing, try splashing this infused oil into the pan.