Sunday, July 25, 2010

Habanero Steak Sauce

After reading about Fire Ant Juice at Hot Sauce Daily last week, I placed an order to get my free bottle of this sauce that Brian praised. My order arrived from Tropical Island Gourmet Company this week and I couldn't wait to try these out.

You can tell they are different as soon as you pour some out, they aren't watery thin, they have texture to them. The ingredients are all natural - no artificial preservatives or additives.

I tried each one by putting a drop on a saltine cracker. The Fire Ant Juice is a blend of cayenne, jalapeno, and habanero peppers. It is my new favorite hot sauce because not only does it bring some heat, it packs a rich set of flavors. The Fire Ant Bite is a jalapeno sauce with a salsa verde type of flavor and it rocks on a breakfast burrito.

The Orange Krush is a habanero sauce so it delivers the kick. A bit strong by itself but perfect for, say........a steak sauce!

Habanero Steak Sauce
Source: Nibble Me This

2 Tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, very finely minced
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp molasses
6 oz tomato paste
1/2-3/4 cup water
1 Tbsp thyme, fresh chopped
1 Tbsp black pepper, coarse ground
1-2 Tbsp Orange Krush Habanero Sauce
Kosher salt to taste

Heat oil in a small sauce pan. Saute garlic for 1-2 minutes, being careful not to burn it. Mix in the remaining ingredients, bring to a simmer, and cook for 5 minutes.

Note: Start with the lower amounts of water and Habanero sauce. Add the water as desired for consistency. Add more sauce as desired for heat.

I normally don't use steak sauce for steak, I use it in my burger mix. But in this case, I tried it with some grilled ribeyes. You can definitely taste the habanero in it but it is an appropriate level of heat. My wife doesn't like a lot of heat but she loved this steak sauce.

If you are interested in getting a free bottle of Fire Ant Juice, CLICK HERE to read Hot Sauce Daily's blog post about it.

Standard Product Review Disclaimer. We paid full price for the products (except the free bottle of Fire Ant Juice offer), received no compensation for this post, and have no affiliation with the supplier.