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The Best Sauces to Spice up Your Meals from Home

  • While we’re working from home because of social distancing, a lot of us are finding out how inexperienced we are in the kitchen.
  • We’re turning to anything from new appliances to exotic ingredients to try and spice up our cooking skills, not just for ourselves, but for our spouses and families as well.
  • This is a short guide to some of the best sauces you can buy to add a kick to your amateur cooking while you’re cooped up at home.

Each has its uses and can be used to spice up all kinds of meals if you know how to pair their flavors and take advantage of their incredible combinations. For amateur chefs, a great sauce can be a godsend. Your family, friends, and your taste buds will thank you for ordering one of these fantastic condiments.

Beer-Infused Hot Sauce

First up is a Beer-Infused Hot Sauce variety from Swag Brewery. With 3 different flavors of bold sauces, you can easily turn this pack into a series of mind-blowing meals or a gift for a fellow remote worker in these bland times. If you know a beer-lover, they’re going to want a piece of this.

The three flavors give you a range of choices in terms of complimentary meals to make with this condiment pack. The flavors are Asian Sriracha, Garlic Serrano, and Roasty Chipotle. These range from mid to heavy heat (the Chipotle is hottest) and can complement a range of tastes. The Garlic Serrano flavors are perfect for tacos, but you can get adventurous with these sauces, taking advantage of the blend of peppers and spices to make dynamite sandwiches or perfect salsa.

Whether you use these sauces as a cooking ingredient or directly as a condiment, these three beer-infused sauces should keep your food exciting for these days indoors.

Beer-Infused Hot Sauce Variety 3-pack (Asian Siracha, Garlic Serrano, & Roasty Chiptole)
$25 on Amazon

TRUFF Gourmet Hot Sauce

For a more elevated flavor, TRUFF Gourmet Hot Sauce uses the best ingredients to give you a sophisticated kick to your dinner. The secret is in the black truffle oil, manufactured in northern Italy, an ingredient known by chefs around the world as a pinnacle of class. TRUFF also contains a little agave nectar from Mexico and a dash of organic Cumin, which gives it an international palette for a hot sauce connoisseur’s signature dishes.

Everything from steak and tacos to fried eggs can get a classy boost from this sauce, which isn’t trying to blow your mouth off with heat. TRUFF wants to bring you a deep flavor that enhances your meals. When you’re cooped up at home, restless for new and exciting food to put on your menu or to make a sensational impression with your significant other by showing off your skills in the kitchen, TRUFF Gourmet Hot Sauce is a go-to ingredient to make it happen.

TRUFF Gourmet Hot Sauce
$18 on Amazon

TRUFF White Truffle Hot Sauce

Another luxury ingredient from TRUFF, this White Truffle Hot Sauce is another luxury ingredient for more classy cooking, made even more selective by its limited production. This is because white truffles, in addition to being rare and expensive, are also seasonal.

The sauce is similar otherwise, with the infusion of choice chili peppers and organic agave nectar that defines TRUFF’s signature sauce, listed above. White truffle is its own distinct flavor, discernible only to experienced cooks, that can bring your dish a deep, elevated flavor that no other ingredient can.

It’s packaged like a signature perfume to let you know that TRUFF cares about luxury at a value price. This isn’t bargain bin hot sauce – it’s a luxury ingredient. Yet, TRUFF hot sauce is available to you at a small premium to kick your cooking into gear.

TRUFF White Truffle Hot Sauce
$35 on Amazon

Weak Knees Siracha by Bushwick Kitchen

Weak Knees Gochujang Sriracha gives you restaurant-style spiciness from the comfort of your kitchen. If you know anything about sriracha you know that it’s hot and versatile. This stuff is the best of the best.

The sauce was made to season sushi with its chili paste blend; for those ordering in with a romantic dinner from a Japanese restaurant on one of their days inside, this sriracha is an ideal condiment. However, just having it around the house can be a huge flavor elevator for a ton of your makeshift meals.

Sriracha gives scrambled eggs a kick, spices up a Bloody Mary, and goes into a ton of great marinades. For pure culinary versatility, there are few better choices.

Bushwick Kitchen Weak Knees Siracha
$11 on Amazon

Hot Ones Classic Hot Sauce

The Classic Hot Sauce by Hot Ones doesn’t have a ton of spice, but its deep flavor makes an impact on beginners in hot sauce tasting by easing them into the depth of its peppery flavor, with garlic and even a little hint of maple to back it up.

The Chile de arbol flavor is strong in this sauce, giving it a perfectly balanced blend of spiciness and mellow flavor. This makes The Classic Hot Sauce perfect for everyday use, particularly for breakfast sandwiches (perhaps owing to the maple?). The garlic makes it so good with pizza that it’s a staple at our house whenever we order it in.

And as you know, you’ll be ordering in a lot over the coming months. The Classic Sauce may be just what you need to keep things interesting.

Hot Ones Classic Hot Sauce
$20 on Amazon

The Takeaway

Hot sauces aren’t for everyone, but some of these on this list (like The Classic Hot Sauce) are pretty mild. After a little adjustment, you may find that one of these varieties of spicy choices is just what you need to give your amateur cooking skills a little kick. Whether you want to make a killer marinade, spice up a drink, or get the perfect complement to the tacos, sushi, and pizza that you’ll be ordering frequently over the next month, one of these sauces is bound to have what you’re looking for.

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