it’s gettin’ hot in here.
I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with hot sauce. Or anything spicy, actually. I love the taste and the heat, but my stomach just can’t handle it. I remember back in college, despite knowing the bathroom disasters I would inevitably go through, I would choose to put some sort of spicy sauce on everything anyway. There’s just something so satisfying about the kick of hot sauce! And after getting used to having that, food without it just tastes bland. Anyway, Frank’s is a brand that I’ve always passed by in the grocery store aisles, but it never occurred to me to give it a try. When they reached out for a partnership, I was like, you know what, why not. I could use a little variety in my hot sauce repertoire.
So it’s been about a couple of weeks with that bottle of Frank’s Red Hot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce (quite a mouthful), and I must say…I’m impressed!! I’m not the greatest at describing flavors, but thanks to the slight hint of sweet and sour flavors, the spice isn’t overwhelming. But the kick still packs enough to give anything you put it on a little something extra. I love it!! Eggs, noodles, pizza…it goes great on everything! And you don’t need a lot either so one bottle will last you a long time.
I first decided to experiment on noodles (of course). What started off as a dry noodle dish ended up turning into soup because I had to dilute the spice (I put in way too much hot sauce, haha). All I really needed was a few drops. Anyway, it added the perfect amount of kick (after dilution). And a gorgeous tint of red to the dish as well 😛
The pictures above were of the dry noodle version. What they don’t show is how much additional hot sauce I dumped in afterwards…Before I knew it, I had to dilute with water. But I love noodle soup so I totally didn’t mind.
It all worked out in the end 🙂 I was actually able to drink all of that soup. AND my stomach wasn’t a disaster the next morning. That’s pretty good, considering the amount of heat that this sauce packs. Definitely gonna be using this a lot more. I was trying to find out what they put in this stuff…and was surprised to only see 5 ingredients listed:
- Aged Cayenne Red Peppers
- Distilled Vinegar
- Garlic Powder
That’s it?! I guess simple is the way to go. The flavors blend together perfectly. And as their motto goes, “[I will be putting] that on everything.” Thank you Frank’s for introducing me to a new staple hot sauce!
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