Recently, I won a bottle of Henry Family Farm 2012 Harvest Yellow Fatali African Habenero hot sauce when participating in a Twitter party hosted by David Rosengarten. It’s an artisan product made in Woodstock, Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley. I used to write for a magazine that was based near there!
Apparently, this area is the epicenter of hot sauce creation! I had no idea.
As you can see in the photo, I tried the hot sauce with sushi last night — so much more interesting than boring wasabi paste! Now, this is seriously hot sauce . . . a drop or two will do ya on a piece of sushi or sashimi. It’s got a fruity, hint of sweetness to it. Most hot sauces are just burn machines. This has flavor and the heat seems to make more sense under those conditions.
I’m thinking a drop or two in a Bloody Mary would make your drink mix taste more “homemade”. Also, this would make seasoning deviled eggs much easier . . . the fruitiness would complement if you usually add chopped bread and butter pickles to the mix.