There are a lot of people out there who love hot and spicy seasonings and sauces. Unfortunately, not as many people know how to cook with them, or at least not how to maximize their potential when it comes to cooking with them.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Cayenne isn’t the only option for heat. While it does add a lot of great flavor to a variety of foods, there is so much more out there to experiment with. Whether it’s something you already have or something new, like a special hot and spicy sauce, you should explore other options for cooking with spicy and hot seasonings.
- Hot sauce is a great way to customize individual servings when the whole family doesn’t love spice as much as you do. Popular brands are great, but you should try locally-sourced, fresh hot sauces and seasonings to get the most flavor and best quality.
- Other popular items for adding spice include cracked black pepper, fresh hot peppers, chiles in adobo, red pepper flakes, and dried chiles when you can’t find fresh. Of course, they all have their place, so make sure they fit into your cuisine. When you find hot and spicy seasonings and sauces that contain these ingredients, you’ll know you’re getting something with good heat and flavor.
- If you don’t enjoy straight heat, try hot and spicy seasonings and sauces that have a fruit element, like Noubess Hot and Spicy Mango Sauce. The sweetness cuts a lot of the heat and still delivers a delicious flavor with plenty of spice.
Hot and spicy is a unique flavor that requires special attention and care. If you use it well, you will be rewarded with perfectly spicy, balanced heat and tons of flavor every time.