What Is Tabasco Sauce? Best Ways To Use It
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Before the American Civil War, Edmund McIlhenny was a New Orleans banker. He began making sauce in the mid-1860s, using a unique variety of chilli pepper grown in his own garden on Louisiana's Avery Island. He began bottling it and gave it the name Tabasco. The rest, as they say, is history.

McIlhenny certainly never imagined consumers would utilise the hot sauce in as many different ways. It is probably safe to assume that he hoped people would sprinkle it on particular meals and stir it into dishes.

You are truly losing out if you only use Tabasco on tacos, scrambled eggs, and chilli. Discover some really original uses for hot sauce.

Is Tabasco Sauce Health?

Tabasco, unlike its spicy cousin sriracha, is low in sugar, making it a much healthier way to add heat to dishes. It's also gluten-free, fat-free, kosher, and vegan, making it an easy ingredient to use. Just keep an eye on the sodium: each teaspoon of its Original Red Pepper Sauce contains 35mg of sodium. This is one of the more nutritionally sound condiments available.

How To Make Tabasco Sauce At Home?

If you've ever wanted to make your own Tabasco hot sauce, We have got the perfect recipe for you right here.


    4 ounces chopped fresh Thai red chillies

    3 garlic cloves

    1/2 cup white vinegar, distilled

    1 teaspoon of salt


    In a saucepan, heat the chillies and vinegar together. After adding the salt, simmer for 5 minutes. Blend in a blender after taking the pan from the heat and letting it cool. Blend the ingredients in a glass jar until smooth.

    Allow steeping in the refrigerator for 2 weeks.

    Remove the sauce, strain it, and adjust the consistency with more vinegar if necessary.

How To Use Tabasco Sauce?

    For a spicy, fruity finish, shake on chicken wings and ribs, or marinade kebabs before grilling or BBQ-ing.

    Add to your preferred pasta sauces and curries.

    Sprinkle over burritos, fajitas, and tacos.

    Add a few drops of dip and zip up cheese on the bread.

    Brush on grilled steaks, ribs, and poultry.

    For mashed or baked potatoes, stir in.

    Pour into soups, stews, casseroles, and chowders.

    Use to give meals from Mexico, the Caribbean, Asia, Africa, and Cajun a kick of spice.

    Overtop pizza and focaccia with a sprinkle.

How To Store Tabasco Sauce?

Whether you refrigerate your Tabasco after opening it or not, make sure the bottle is always tightly closed when not in use. If you leave it at room temperature, keep it out of direct sunlight and store it in a dark cupboard.

Following that, keep the bottle's cap clean. That is where, as with most condiments, a gross layer of crust tends to form over time. To remove it, dampen a paper towel and wipe the area dry. You don't have to clean the cap every time you use the sauce (no one has time for that), but try to do it whenever it becomes dirty.

Finally, before using older bottles of Tabasco sauce, shake them up. This helps to restore flavour potency while also addressing separation that occurs over time.