Review: Death Paste
This stuff smells good, very familiar but I can’t exactly place it. The ingredient list is short and simple but gives no help to what I smell. Ingredients: habanero mash (water, habanero peppers), spices, salt. It really bugged me that I couldn’t figure out what I smelled because it is such a familiar smell, so I asked a couple other people to smell it and tell me what they think. My wife suggested paprika, I got the bottle out and smelled it and I don’t think that’s it, but it is a possibility, my mother said cayenne and once again not what I’m looking for but it definitely could have some in it. It smells like it has some herbal seasoning in it, and also a little smokiness, not chipotle but more along the lines of hickory. Not ever having any kind of habanero paste before I wasn’t sure what to do with this stuff so for my first testing I spread it on a deli sandwich.
not a good choice, not because the flavor didn’t match but because the flavor was overpowering, it wouldn’t of mattered if it would have been ham, turkey, or salami sandwich because all I could taste was death paste. I still ate the entire sandwich trying to figure out what was in this stuff, and when eating it the habanero’s are a lot stronger, but I still couldn’t put my finger on what spices are used. After my first taste I decided that I definitely had to cook something with this one because of the strong flavor. I went with pork chops. I spread some death paste over the top of one and let it sit overnight. This stuff is the right thickness for a paste and it spread easy. The next day I wanted to do my pork chop on the grill, but was afraid the paste would get charred and burnt so I put it in the oven. While cooking the smell was potent, my wife came home and had to leave the house because it had such a strong smell she couldn’t handle it. it didn’t smell bad, just overpowering.
I pulled it out of the oven and sliced myself a piece, when I ate it my stomach almost couldn’t handle it, I waited for the meat to cool down and let my stomach settle before eating the rest, the flavor was the same as before but even more pungent when cooked. When I returned to the plate I scraped all that I could off the meat and ate it, and this time it was actually quit tasty. Even with scraping it all off the flavor was strong though.
Taste: good but strong, if I would of found the right recipe and the right amount of this it would have been really good. 5/10
Heat: by the end of the sandwich I ate it had decent heat, but the flavor is so overpowering that if you use the small amount of paste you would need to get the flavor you want, it would be such a small amount that you wouldn’t get that much heat. I’m going to give it a 4/10
Price: I couldn’t find this stuff, I looked up the website, (http://rickstestkitchen.com) but death paste isn’t even listed.