After our 2019 Faranth Hot Sauce sold out in a week, we heard rumors that one of our customers wanted to see us tackle a jalapeño based hot sauce.
So, of course, we had to.
Unlike other jalapeño hot sauces, we carefully chose each pepper to keep the beautiful red-orange color we expect from hot sauce and a more complex flavor than plain-ole green jalapenos.
To complement the red and orange jalapeños, we tackled a Southwestern flavor by also growing Chile de Arbol, Mirasol, Poblano, and Paprika peppers to smash into the mix. Add a dash of cumin, a touch of coriander, and a pop of lime - and then the secret ingredient: sesame seeds.
This hot sauce - like any of our other creations - will not find a comparable home on supermarket shelves.
It's sweet. It's hot. It's tart. It's sour. It's perfect on tacos, flautas, enchiladas, quesadillas, fajitas, and burritos. Or add a dash on an omelet, topped with pico de gallo and sliced avocados.
We don't know how hot this hot sauce is, because we can't pull out a fancy test and find out the Scoville units. The hottest pepper in our Endriago Hot Sauce is normally in the 50,000 to 70,000 Scoville range (our peppers seem to pop hotter than normal, though.)
That being said, nobody likes hot sauce that exists solely to spike heat without any flavor and that's where we focus: on the flavor! Endriago is perfect for hot sauce lovers who like a little heat and a lot of flavor without burning their insides out.
Here's how Brian describes it: "Sweet heat jalapeño pepper at it's best. The pepper flavor and spice hit the tip of your tongue first, then wash quickly over the back. The heat isn't super intense, but it lets you know it's there with a delicious quick rise."
About Our Hot Sauce
We grew the peppers we used in this hot sauce in our own soil with our own hands. Since we're just a little humble homestead, we know that we won't be able to duplicate this batch. As such, this is a limited edition of thirty-three hand-mixed bottles of goodness.
We have dubbed this batch Endriago, after a monstrous hybrid of a man, a hydra, and a dragon, from the Spanish 16th-century medieval tale, Amadís de Gaula. "Before his soul came out, the devil came out of his mouth, and went through the air with a very great thunder."
Ingredients: hot peppers (jalapeño, chile de arbol, santa fe, poblano, cayenne, sugar rush, lemondrop, mirasol), white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, white sugar, lime juice, garlic, salt, natural smoke flavor, black pepper, cumin, coriander, sesame seeds, allspice, oregano, clove
Ready for gift-giving: bottled in glass bottles with sauce reducer and black foam-lined cap, with a black tamper-evident wrap.