Black Label Reserve Chile Habanero By: El Yucateco
The mildest of the habanero pepper sauces in the El Yucateco lineup, Black Label Reserve is a unique hot sauce steeped in tradition.
Based on the smoked pepper sauces found at food carts throughout the Yucatán, this sauce gets its distinctive color and flavor from smoked green habanero peppers. Although the thinner consistency suggests a vinegar-based sauce, there is very little vinegar flavor. The habaneros’ signature bright citrusy notes and sharp heat are downplayed here, while the smoky, earthy flavors take center stage, highlighted by the spices and salt. You’ll find hints of fresh green habanero flavor underneath the layers of smokiness, along with just a touch of acidity to provide balance. Savory garlic and onion powder round out the sauce’s flavor profile, complementing the smoked green habaneros.
With its extremely bold flavors and moderate heat, Black Label Reserve is an excellent sauce to cook with… try it in a pot of chili or any other hearty stew, or use it to add a smoky, char-grilled habanero flavor to steaks, burgers, chicken wings, or meatier fish such as swordfish or tuna.
Water, Habanero Peppers, Salt, Citric Acid, Acetic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Garlic, Onion Powder, and Sodium Benzoate (as a preservative).