Nearly two years ago bb stacker returned from the great state of Texas with a bottle of San Pedro Pequin Pepper Hot Sauce for me to try. I absolutely fell in love with the sauce and had been looking for ways to get it shipped to Minnesota since. With the company firmly planted outside the United States and and unknown importer only bringing it as far as Texas, I was out of luck. Fast forward to a few months ago when another reader, Closet Carnivore, was in Texas visiting relatives and found San Pedro’s Habanero Peppers Hot Sauce in a local Hispanic grocery. She brought back two bottles of it and, very much like the pequin variety, I fell in love with the flavor and heat provided.
Well, bb stacker was back in Texas recently and shipped me six bottles of sauce. Two Habanero, two Pequin, and two bottles of Jardine’s Sontava! XXX Hot Habanero Sauce. The big guy asked me to keep a couple and give some more away and that’s exactly what I plan to do here today!
While I haven’t yet tried the Sontava! sauce and there’s already a full on review for the Pequin, the San Pedro Habanero needs some explanation. Similarly devoid of anything artificial, this sauce is a hearty orange color with lots of seeds and pulp floating around inside. Made only with habaneros, vinegar, salt, garlic, oregano, and cumin (comino) this sauce pours on thick and carries a kick behind its excellent flavor. While habanero sauces are generally too much habanero and not enough of anything else, the oregano and cumin really provide a nice bright smokey flavor which doesn’t mask the heat but instead enhances it.
San Pedro’s Habanero sauce is my go to sauce at work and has worked well with chips, pastas, and in soups. I don’t need to use as much as with other sauces due to the heat but it can sometimes mask the flavor of your food if you’re not careful. Overall I love this sauce and I highly recommend it to anyone who can find it.
Even though many of you already know the drill (as we’ve done this many times before) here it is again anyway:
- 1. Post a comment below to enter. Nothing fancy required. However if you note what your favorite hot sauce and/or hot peppers are, I’ll throw in an extra entry for you.
2. Like the Facebook post about this contest.
3. RT @SouthMetroNews’ tweet including the URL pointing to this post on Twitter.
Each of those three things are worth one entry each (well, unless you give us the skinny on your favorite peppers and/or hot sauce then it’s two for the first). You can only have up to four entries total regardless of how many reminders may be posted to any of the social networking sites or how many comments you write about your love/hate relationship with spicy stuff.
The contest will run through Sunday 2/19/2011 at 11:59:59 PM and one lucky winner will be chosen at random by my patented SQL methodology. The winner will be notified by e-mail as well as a post on here, Twitter and Facebook.
So go ahead and comment on below, like/RT on Facebook and Twitter, and let us know what your favorite hot sauces and/or peppers are. If you’re feeling especially kind and you’ve actually read the post down this far I’ll even throw in one extra entry for those of you who tell bb stacker how awesome he is for sending these hot sauces for me to give away. Yay for bb stacker!