Cajun food is always well-spiced, but it does not always pack the punch of hot spicy flavor. When this is the desired flavor in a Cajun dish, the go-to choice for authentic Louisiana flavor is Tabasco Original Red Sauce. With a rich history dating back to the mid-1800s, Tabasco is a native sauce to Louisiana that is crafted from peppers grown on Avery Island. The ingredients of the sauce are few, because the flavor is focused purely on the spicy red pepper that the sauce was named for.
How Tabasco is made
A tabasco pepper’s flavor requires years to fully mature to the level that the signature Original Red Sauce is known for. Once the peppers have reached the appropriate level of ripeness, they are picked and ground into a mash within a single day. The mash is mixed with vinegar and salt, and is then aged for at least three years in white oak barrels. After proper aging, the sauce is strained, thinned with more vinegar, and stirred to perfection. Because the original sauce is so popular, the Tabasco Company has branched out to develop other varieties of pepper sauce that live up to the reputation of premium spiced flavor.
Why Tabasco has no substitute
There are no other sauces quite like Tabasco, because every bottle is made with the care and attention to detail required for consistently delicious, concentrated spicy flavor in a small, family-owned operation. Tabasco is proudly produced by the McIlhenny family, as it has been since its humble origins of being sold in recycled cologne bottles.
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