Retro Review #4 – Blair’s After Death
Blair’s After Death is the quintessential hot sauce. Perfect heat blended with perfect taste. No true chili-head should be without this in their fridge. From the trademark skull to the contents inside this is truly a benchmark sauce.
I remember receiving my first bottle years ago. It blew me away. Today I can go through a bottle in a couple of meals. The burn and taste are addicting. It is rare that a sauce can be so unique in flavour yet still maintain the integrity of the original dish.
There are ingredients lists and then there are Blair’s Ingredients lists. Usually you find the run of the mill vinegar, habanero, salt, xanthan, etc but when you look at the ingredients list on a Blair product you can appreciate them individually. They are all there to balance the flavour and have purpose therein.
The After Death ingredients are as follows: Red and orange habanero peppers, vinegar, fresh cayenne peppers, smashed garlic, chipotle peppers, pepper extract, lime juice, cilantro, fresh herbs and spices.
Whatever the dish is you are creating, After Death can add just that little bit more. Add a little for some spark or a couple drops to make a really spicy meal. I have tried it on everything. From wings, steak, pasta and seafood and right out of the bottle. You can’t go wrong with this sauce.
For HSB readers just getting into hot sauces I recommend getting a bottle right away if you haven’t already. I try and keep at least two on hand.
** Collectors: Blair now has a Collector’s Display case on his site. Will fit 8 of your Blair Reserves.