Very Hot Low Sodium Hot Sauces
Are you a Pepperhead? Do you have the Scoville scale memorized? Do you love the rush of blood that Capsaicin delivers. Or do you just like a lot of heat in your food? Maybe you seek out places that serve Ghost Peppers or Carolina Reapers? Then these new very hot low sodium hot sauces I found might be right up your alley!
Hot Sauce From Rosalie’s Kitchen
At this point, you may be wondering, “Do we really need another hot sauce?” Well, if you talk to those hardcore Pepperheads, most store bought hot sauces are not very hot. They “dumb it down” for most of the general population because they figure they won’t sell enough to justify keeping it stocked on the shelves at most grocers. True hot sauce fans are willing to chase down sauces online from around the world to get that heat they crave. If you love very hot sauce, then these will be for you. If, on the other hand, you like less heat, check out any of these other low sodium hot sauces.
Along came Rosemary, and her Rosie’s Hot Sauce. She wanted to fill that gap that the supermarkets are not serving. She works with peppers that are all on the higher end of the Scoville scale (the chart of heat measurement used to judge hot sauces and peppers). They fire roast their habaneros and ghost peppers to really bring up the flavors. in their sauces. We know for sure that fire itself is a flavor when we grill and roast things, the fire unlocks flavors that were held inside.
The sauces they create are all natural. There is no salt added to their sauces, and no artificial coloring or preservatives. Just the natural goodness of the peppers and vinegar. They offer three varieties that I will call Hot to Super Hot.
Latin Lover A Hot Hot Sauce
Latin Lover is the lowest heat level of the three that they offer, but it is plenty hot. Habaneros are the star of the show. This hot sauce has zero sodium. The garlic, cilantro and black pepper notes immediately brought to mind my favorite Jamaican Jerk Wet Sauce used to baste on chicken when making my low sodium jerk chicken recipe. Your initial tastes of this are the garlic, sour, and peppery notes, then the habanero oil coats your tongue and then the heat rises.
Sneaky Wife – A Hotter Hot Sauce
Sneaky Wife is a sneaky sauce. The heat slides in after the sweet. Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey, and Agave Nectar provide a sweet foil to the habaneros rising heat, with a sneaky punch of ghost pepper. It also has zero sodium. My usual go to for whether or not I like a hot sauce is – can I eat it on my eggs? To be honest, I found it a bit intense on it’s own for a whole serving of eggs. A little of this sauce goes a long way. What was a winner though, was that I added it to my Hunt’s No Salt Added Ketchup, and I couldn’t get enough on my eggs and hash-browns.
To Die For – A Super Hot Hot Sauce
This is the ultimate in heat. It is simply distilled vinegar blended with blended up fire roasted ghost peppers. To qualify, I will admit I was scared of this sauce. Additionally, I have seen all of the Food Network Shows where a personality eats some wings or something cooked up in these peppers. It isn’t pretty. I wanted to be fair and try it it, so I could give you a review. So I opened the bottle and had a big glass of milk at the ready.
I tried just a drop straight. It was all I needed. It was punch you in the face hot, but not face-melting. I was surprised it didn’t fry out my taste buds like other super hot hot sauces have in the past. Maybe the roasting brings out the actual flavors of the pepper.
I still decided that this sauce would be best in a dressing or dip. I added it with some minced garlic, onion powder, and black pepper to some Greek yogurt and low sodium sour cream. It made an awesome dip for cut veggies and to spread on chicken. It gives plenty of zest and heat to a recipe and doesn’t totally burn you out.
Where You Can Find & Buy These Sauces
Currently, Rosie’s Hot Sauces are only available on their website: www.rosieshotsauce.com. Finally, they want to be a low sodium ally to help out the low sodium community. When you use the code: HACKINGSALT at checkout, you will get 10% off of your orders. If you get some and try it, come back and let me know in the comments below!