03 Blue 07

January 17th, 2011 at 1:52 PM ^

Cholula is good, but if you're a fan, I'd suggest trying to get your hands on some Tapatio. It is made in California and hard to get in the midwest, but it is like Cholula with slightly more kick. Highly recommended.

Frank's is the bomb for pizza. They used to have Frank's Xtra Hot, which was my go-to choice for pizza, but I can't seem to find it anymore. Sad.

MaizeAndBlueWahoo

January 17th, 2011 at 3:34 PM ^

That it does.  Cholula is actual good hot sauce for just that reason.

I do find Tabasco very useful, though.  Tabasco is just the other side of how hot I like hot sauce to be.  (Not very flavorful, either, so to me it tastes hotter than it probably is.)  "Is it hotter than Tabasco?" is all I ever need to ask to see if I'll like a hot sauce or not.

los

January 17th, 2011 at 2:38 PM ^

I began putting Frank's Red Hot Sauce on my food during my junior season while attending The University of Michigan. As I discovered it's rich, magical taste, I began experimenting with unique yet diverse cuisine: omelettes, pizza, burgers, sandwiches, wings, chicken fingers, a ketup-mayo reduction, vegetables and yes, even beans. When my College years ended I was faced with the harsh reality that If I wanted to satisfy my addiction (which by now had also become my friends') I would have to fit as many containers as I wanted delicious flavor inside my luggage. To my suprise, "Red Hot" arrived at my home town supermarkets just weeks before I moved home. Now, just like the old lady from the commercial, I put that shit on everything.

Tabasco is no good.

OP, don't do drugs...

jlvanals

January 17th, 2011 at 1:10 PM ^

Frank's is for wimps who want salt mixed with water and a dash of paprika passing itself off as hotsauce.  Living in Louisiana, I consider myself an expert on such matters and the consensus down here seems to be:

1.  Tabasco.  Works with everything, the man's choice when you want to spice something up.  Best for Jambalaya, shrimp boils, anything made with cream, salads (try a couple dashes with Ranch), eggs, pizza etc.
2.  Louisiana hot sauce.  Robust, can be imitated (see, e.g., Crystal hot sauce, an acceptable substitute for Louisiana).  Sometimes preferable with bean dishes if youre not in the Mood to break out the Slap Ya Mama (see below).

Cajun Seasonings (use with bean dishes, cabbage, blackeye peas, also effective in dirty rice, depending on how greasy you make yours-- more greasy lean towards tabasco, more dry lean towards SYM or Tony's):

1. Slap Ya Mama (like sex with your best friend's mother)

2.  Tony Chatchere's (good, but not sex with your best friends mother).