Thursday, June 17, 2010

Kalyn's Kitchen Picks: Green Tabasco Sauce

Green TabascoI'm not one of those people who likes blazing hot food that starts your mouth on fire, but I do like things with a bit of heat. If I'm adding sizzle to a recipe, my spicy sauce of choice will be either Sriracha sauce, or this jalapeno-flavored Green Tabasco sauce, no question about it. In fact, whenever a recipe calls for jalapenos, my brain just automatically substitutes this. I love green Tabasco sauce because it's so perfectly flavorful in addition to adding heat, and I've been using this slightly spicy sauce for years on eggs, on taco salad, and in numerous recipes, so it's long overdue for me to choose it as one of my Kalyn's Kitchen Picks.

Just for kicks, I entered "green Tabasco sauce" into the search box on Kalyn's Kitchen, and found lots of results for recipes where I've used this as an ingredient! Below are ten of my favorite recipes using this spicy condiment, and a few recipes from other bloggers who like it as well.

Have you tried this flavorful sauce with just a bit of heat? If so, let us know how you use it, and if you have another favorite hot sauce you think everyone should try, let us know about that in the comments as well!

Recipes from Kalyn Using Green Tabasco Sauce:
Southwestern Omelet with Easy Guacamole
Slow-Cooker Louisiana Style Red Beans and Rice
Cilantro-Lover's Perfect Guacamole
Chile Mustard Pork Kabobs
Cafe Rio Style Creamy Tomatillo Salad Dressing
Napa Cabbage and Red Cabbage Slaw with Fresh Herbs and Peanuts
Spicy Mexican Slaw with Lime and Cilantro
Cilantro Salsa Dip
Wake Up Your Mouth Thai Cucumber Salad
Chicken, Black Bean, and Cilantro Soup

Other Bloggers Like Green Tabasco Too:
Zucchini and Tomato Gratin from Pinch My Salt
Taco Salad from Iowa Girl Eats
Jalapeno Popper Dip from Savour Fare
White Chili from Thyme for Cooking
Ancho Chile, Pork, and Black Bean Chili from Well Fed

Full Disclosure about Things Featured for Kalyn's Kitchen Picks:
All products selected for Kalyn's Kitchen Picks are things I use in my own kitchen that I would happily purchase over and over. Most products featured are items I purchase myself, but when I do (rarely) feature a product that was sent to me for review, I will always mention that I first tried the product when I received it as a sample.
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21 comments:

  1. I always have red and green tabasco in my pantry!

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  2. Roberta in ToledoJune 17, 2010 at 7:00 AM

    My favorite "go-to" hot sauce is Frank's Red Hot Sauce. I like the kick that it gives scrambled eggs, the punch that it puts in a low-sugar BBQ sauce, etc. It's not too hot for my tastes. I used to buy the small bottle, but now, I go for the big one!

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  3. I haven't tried the green sauce. I will have to pick up a bottle.

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  4. I looooooove Sriracha sauce, but I do like the green tobasco as well. There's also a green habanero sauce that my local mexican restaurant has that's out of this world.

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  5. Love this sauce and love the recipe roundup!!

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  6. I adore green tabasco! So much so that my husband bought me a gallon jug of it for Christmas one year. I love to use it as salad dressing on Mexican-inspired salads with grilled chicken and black beans. Delicious!

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  7. This is a regular in my refrigerator! My family likes things hotter than I do, but all of us like the green tabasco.

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  8. I knew I couldn't be the only one who liked this yummy sauce, but I am really chuckling at the idea of a gallon jug of this for a Christmas gift!

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  9. I have never tried the Green Tabasco Sauce, though I love Sriracha....so I'm wondering: how do the two compare heat-wise?

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  10. I'd say that Sriracha is about half again hotter than the green Tabasco. (Love to hear what other people think about this; everyone's tastebuds are a little different.)

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  11. Why do I not have this in my pantry full of condiments? I'm putting this on my grocery list right away. The other condiments can squeeze over to make a little room.

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  12. You know, I've never tried the green Tabasco Sauce. But I am a big fan of Tabasco in general...despite being an even bigger fan of Frank's Red Hot Sauce (which is particularly good on baked wings).

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  13. I love the green sauce- anything verde is delicious. I use it on eggs, and on rice dishes. It also adds kick to anything rolled up in a tortilla.

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  14. I believe there was a period when the McIlhenny Co. was having trouble procuring the true red tabasco peppers, and thought: Uh-oh. We better lure customers into a new flavor sensation, a whole new color. I think it's sensational.

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  15. Wow, so the green Tabasco might have been a fall-back sauce. So glad that happened!

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  16. Hi Kalyn, I must admit I have never seen it in UK... I must take closer look at shelf with sauces next time I'm in the shop, sounds like a great addition to eggs.
    Enjoy your weekend! :)

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  17. Thanks for the tip for using this in place of jalapenos. This would be handy whenever I'm in a hurry...or just want to avoid chopping jalapenos.

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  18. Margot, it's made in Louisiana, so it may not be available in Europe.

    Diana, I think that's exactly how I started using it!

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  19. I've been disappointed in fresh jalapenos. What makes it to the markets in NH barely has any taste. This looks like the easy way out for us heat-deprived New Englanders.

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  20. I'm not a fan of regular Tabasco but I do love the green kind! I like it on eggs and on pretty much everything from Chipotle!

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  21. Kate, same here. I think the green kind has such good flavor.

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