One of the most essential condiments in every kitchen, hot sauce is the magic ingredient that brings all the flavors of a dish to life. Made with varying combinations of salt, vinegar, and hot chili peppers, hot sauce can be sweet and tangy or have a hint of smokiness. A few drops or tablespoons are all you need to transform the flavor of savory foods. The combination of heat and acidity in hot sauce is what allows all the different flavors to become more pungent and complex with every bite.
Italian Hot Sauce
Historically speaking, hot sauce was more than a flavor enhancer for savory dishes; the antimicrobial properties in chili peppers, the main ingredient in Italian hot sauce, helped protect against food poisoning! Give your meals vibrant flavor when you buy Italian hot sauce such as Rossa Marina by Tutto Calabria, a spicy chili pepper spread that can be used on pizza, pasta, sandwiches, and more. Another type of Italian hot sauce is Arrabbiata, a spicy marinara sauce that goes with any kind of pasta noodle.
Global Hot Sauces
At Supermarket Italy, you’ll also find a selection of specialty imports from other countries such as Morocco, Belize, and Jamaica. Mina Harissa, for example, is a Morrocon style red pepper sauce that ranges from mild to extra spicy. Add a few dollops of this red pepper sauce and instantly transform ordinary ingredients into gourmet cuisine with a North African flair. Brands such as Marie Sharp’s and Busha Browne’s bring the spicy flavors of Belize and the Caribbean to the party, while Samyang offers South Korea’s fire noodle sauce in a take home bottle.