I've resorted to purchasing hot sauces online, mostly because of the paucity of selection to be found locally.
I came across this one online distributor that reminded me of one member on this forum, mainly because of his penchant for felines and because these hot sauces can be purchased at a couple of local Ottawa restaurants.
Being Indian, almost everything I eat is spicy...and I spot you are missing some very very flavourful spicy sauces in your collection. Try to find Nando's Very hot peri-peri, hot peri, wild herb and garlic sauces. They are expensive...small bottle 5$, but trust me, they are worth every penny. I love them. Over here they are generally available in the Indian grocery store, but I have seen it once or twice in the local Highland farms. BTW...Nando's is a restaurant here in mississauga and I think there are other branches elsewhere, but I am not 100% sure. If you want to try it and can't find it, I can pick up a bottle for you next time and send it to you.
Here is a pic if you manage to find something that resembles it..
Those sauces are available on our store shelves here, but we just haven't purchased any of those as of yet.
When I first started shopping for hot sauces, I was going for the very hottest ones I could find, as long as the heat wasn't being supplied by any of the pepper extacts currently being used in some of the hottest sauces on the market.
So because of that, almost all of my sauces are either made with Habanero peppers or the Superhot peppers from Trinidad.
But I also realize that I don't want to sacrifice flavor for just the sake of heat, so a compromise between heat and flavor is what I'm looking for in a good hot sauce.
I'll have to try out some of the Nando's sauces and my wife might be more interested in a good flavorful hot sauce, than she is in straight heat.
Fair enough...I would think that the extra-hot peri sauce would be wonderful to fit your bill. It is not as bad as you would be running to drink milk to get the capsasin off your toungue, but it will definitely give you a nice pleasant kick (considering you are able to consume those burning peppers from Assam ).
And I am sure that if your wife doesn't really enjoy your taste for the "burn", she will love the milder and manageable wild herb, garlic and hot sauce. These other flavors are very similar to one other, with a hint of subtle variation. I use them every time I get fries or something.
BTW...with regard to general spice, I almost always have indian red chilli powder in most dishes or I love the finger hot peppers (commonly called) that you find in fortinos etc. Be careful though..there are two variations....a very small (1-2") pepper from India that is extremely hot for general consumption, but a longer (can be 5-6" and thin ones are the best for raw eating...but they come in a range of sizes) which is perfect. I eat it with everything...almost always raw chopped into pieces added in various things such as chicken, eggs, fried rice etc. In such a circumstance, I roughly use anywhere from 4-5 peppers a meal. This is what we [most people I know from India who live in canada and US (mostly relatives, parents etc..)] call the perfect balance of spice to flavor in our foods.
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