Ways to make hot sauce less hot

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  1. Scott Miller

    Scott Miller Member

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    OK, so I'm a wimp when it comes to hot sauce, but I do love the stuff. I have a few bottles that are just plain too hot, so I took one of them and added a bunch of Cholula, which worked pretty well.

    What else could I add? Mustard? BBQ sauce? Maple syrup? I need ideas. I don't want to end up with a bunch of extra hot Cholula.

    Don't worry, I'm not going to water down the Sriracha. I'm not an animal.
     
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    rgsss14 Gold Supporting Member

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    People are going to balk at this, but add ketchup. Seriously, especially with a super hot XXX sauce it really tames it nicely.
     
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    Use an acid. Cut it with lime juice or vinegar and some salt.
     
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    buy sauces based on peppers with a lower scoville rating.
    or add cucumber.
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    Sugars will balance out the heat.
    I use mango jam in my famous home made garlic mango hot wing sauce :drool
     
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    voodoosound Funk & Grooven member Silver Supporting Member

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    Things like sugar and citrus work well. Salt works to though I wouldnt advise it as most store bought hot sauces are already overlooked with salt.
     
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    Valentina is a fairly tasty, inexpensive mild sauce that comes in large bottles. That would be a good choice to blend with. Bufalo is similar but personally I prefer Valentina.

    Another option is to cut the hot sauces with mild taco sauce. That adds garlic and cumin and tomato flavors as well, sort of like Tapatio.
     
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    Take your panties off and wrap your tongue in them...
     
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    make your own... its fresh, easy, fun, delicious, and most importantly...you can add as many peppers as you like
     
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    Really depends on use.

    Some hot sauces, in my opinion, just aren't meant to be "tasted." I like my chili spicier than my wife, for example...So I make the pot "mild," and add a drop or two of Blair's Life After Death to my bowl. Doesn't change the flavor, but brings the heat!!!

    The stuff that actually tastes good usually isn't as hot. How are you eating these? Just straight out of the bottle on a cracker or something?
     
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    I have a Trinidad Scorpion pepper sauce. Packs quite a punch. :eek:

    This one:
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    I once ate a Trinidad Scorpion (and lived to tell the tale). Talk about realigning my concept of hot! Seriously, I had to eat extra-hot sauce for months just so it didn't taste like I was eating tomato paste.

    I guess what I'm getting at here is that you can train yourself to tolerate it.
     
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    What about adding crushed tomatoes? And what's wrong with adding water?
     
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    Nice.

    I've grown to dislike the super hot "stunt" sauces out there. I have better ways to prove my masculinity than eating liquid pain and living through two days of colon inflammation and the screaming yellow *****.

    Give me big flavor and a moderate glow any time. Hot for the sake of hot is for the birds.
     
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    what are the sauces in question?

    Habaneros pair well with fruit flavors, so you can use mango or citrus juices to dilute. Alternatively you could make a puree of tomatos/onions/vinegar +/- mild chiles like ancho or guajillo as a base, then add your hot sauce to desires level of heat. Or a salsa verde with some mixture of tomatillos, green bell peppers, lime juice, +/- jalapenos or serranos and do the same thing. I also like the spicy ketchup idea mentioned above.

    Remember too that most sauces are going to seem too hot if you taste them straight and not on food.
     
  20. Scott Miller

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    More flavor, less pain is what I'm looking for.

    My latest discovery, Salsa Huichol, is just about perfect.

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