Monday, January 21, 2008

A Favorite Condiment: Frank's Red Hot

I love Red Hot. It's my universal hot sauce. If something tastes bland, or not that good, I just put on some Red Hot and it's instantly improved.

I've used Red Hot on pasta, poultry, chinese food, mexican food, salads; basically, anything that needs a flavor boost.

Why do I like Red Hot better than other hot sauces? Red Hot adds some heat, but not that much; it's the overall savory and tangy flavor that tastes so good.

Red Hot is made from only five ingredients: aged cayenne peppers, vinegar, water, salt, and garlic powder. Maybe it's the aged cayenne peppers that make it taste so wonderful. Or perhaps it's the fact that even though there is some heat, your tongue doesn't feel as if it will fall off.

Red Hot boasts that it was used in the first ever buffalo wing in Buffalo, New York in 1964. That's quite an accomplishment considering buffalo wings are eaten all over the country now. As a matter of fact, the National Chicken Council estimated that during Super Bowl weekend in 2007, more than 1 billion wing portions were served! That's approximately 90 million pounds of wings!

If you have never had Red Hot, I highly recommend it. Give it a try, it'll add some pizazz to an otherwise boring meal.

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