Cat in Heat: Chipotle Ghost Pepper Blend Hot Sauce By: Fat Cat Gourmet Foods
“Cat In Heat” is Fat Cat Foods’ chipotle-ghost pepper hot sauce… but there’s a lot more than just that going on in this smoky, savory concoction.
Fire-roasted tomatoes make up the base of this thick, chunky sauce, along with chipotles and both red and green bell peppers. The bold, fresh flavor of the tomatoes and bell peppers is highlighted by onions, garlic, red wine vinegar, and hints of cilantro, mustard, paprika, and habanero. The red wine vinegar and smoked paprika act as a bridge between the fresh tomato-bell pepper blend and the smoky, earthy chipotle peppers. Flavor-wise, the ghost peppers remain in the background, with fruity, savory and floral notes and a sharp, slightly bitter edge that provides a counterpoint to the chipotles. The slow-building heat, however, is ghost pepper all the way. While there’s enough ghost pepper heat here to satisfy any “chilehead”, Fat Cat Foods’ “Cat In Heat” is about flavor first and foremost.
With its fire-roasted tomatoes, fresh vegetables, spices, smoky chipotles, and fiery ghost peppers, this savory sauce will complement a variety of dishes and cuisines… but it’s especially at home with Mexican or Southwestern fare. Also try it with eggs, pizza, or BBQ.
Fire-roasted tomatoes, chipotle peppers in adobo (chipotle peppers, vinegar, onions, iodized salt, sugar, vegetable oil (safflower, soybean, canola, corn), starch, spices), red wine vinegar, roasted red bell peppers, tomato paste, water, habanero peppers, onion, green bell peppers, lemon juice, ghost peppers, sea salt, mustard (mustard seeds, turmeric, paprika), sugar, garlic, cilantro, smoked Spanish paprika.