My pantry is stocked with different styles of hot sauces. They’re the perfect condiment to spice things up and add a bit of kick to any flavour. Even chocolate has chilli! There’s a reason for that. It just fits. Recently I was sent some Cholula Hot Sauce to try. I’m sure you may have seen the iconic bottle at some restaurants and on the supermarket shelf. It’s one of the milder hot sauces with a focus on taste over spicy level.
Cholula Hot Sauce is in fact gluten free made from a blend of Arbol, Piquid peppers, spices and seasonings. While it is a hot sauce, you won’t have to sign any waivers as Cholula also wants you to taste your food and enjoy it. Not just burn your tongue off. You may all know by now that I’m a chilli addict. Chilli goes in everything for me. They do have health benefits though and are thought to increase metabolic rates. So, technically if I eat every meal with chilli it’s burning the calories for me right? Chillies are also rich in Vitamin A and C so if you have a cold or respiratory problems, it might help to have more chilli!
To use a Mexican hot sauce I made a Mexican dinner of Fish Tacos. Nothing fancy, just quick and easy after a long day at work. I had some Hoki fillets in my fridge so I pat them dry and seasoned both sides with salt and ground black pepper. Then I made a quick dry rub with equal parts of chili powder, garlic powder, paprika and cumin to rub evenly over the fish fillets on both sides.
The fish is ready for grilling, depending on the size of your fish fillet cook for about 3-5 minutes on each side. Meanwhile, I shredded some lettuce, sliced some lemons (because I ran out of limes), cut some avocado, chopped coriander and grated some cheese as accompaniments.
Once the fish is cooked, remove from pan and break up into smaller pieces. Heat the soft tortillas in a pan quickly, it won’t take long. Just to warm and soften it. You’re all set to build your Fish Taco.
I built mine in this order – fish on the tortilla, then grated cheese, lettuce, avocado, sauces then topped with coriander and a squeeze of lemon juice. A few dashes of Cholula hot sauce and they’re good to go. Really easy mid-week dinner, give it a go! It’s the only way I can increase Mr Foodie’s fish intake.
Cholula Hot Sauce is available at most supermarkets for around $5 a bottle.
Disclaimer: Foodie Ling was given this product to try. All opinions are my own.