La Anita Green Chile Habanero Hot Sauce
I picked up this sauce in Mexico, stashed it in my luggage and have been waiting to dig into while I got through my other opened green sauces. This sauce also came in a pack with 3 other bottles which I have not yet tried. One thing that already worries me is that all 4 sauces have the exact same ingredient list, but different amounts of Yellow FD/Blue FD – giving them different colors. Only time will tell if they taste any different I guess.
What in the heck is going on with this Lava Lamp? I’ve seen sauces separate before, but never like this. Must be the water – kinda looks cool actually. Note: this has only been sitting for about a week – not months or years.
It’s green (shocker) – similar to El Yucateco Green Habanero (seen here in the Green Wings & Ham recipe from chilebrown) but it’s noticeably thinner (water again).
I didn’t want to post two pictures of the same meal in one week, but I eat it every morning – so there you go. And the egg whites show you just how green this sauce is.
Yep – thermonuclear green sauce. It adds a touch of heat – but it’s a vinegar backed heat, similar to Tabasco – intense up front and then mellows very quickly. I had to try the sauce straight out of the bottle to detect any hint of pepper flavor – and even then I struggled. They are in there, but if you were blindfolded so you couldn’t read the label, you would never be able to tell that this sauce has habaneros in it.And smell wise, it almost smells like a vinegar based household cleaner.
But on food – if you get past the color – it’s not bad. Very similar to Tabasco, it blends into the dish and doesn’t alter the flavor all that much. This is a great sauce for everyday layman usage – or beginner chilehead training.
Would I buy this sauce again? Nah, I have two bottles already, so the next one will stay unopened. Will I finish this bottle? Probably – but it won’t be my go to. I imagine this will be great on some tacos, but I’ve got bigger and better sauces to take on for that.