Review: Buckshot Seasoning
Buckshot is a coarsely ground jalapeno powder produced by Wilderbs. It has the consistency of a ground spice, and packs a nice aromatic punch. Taking a big, deep sniff yields a good amount of nasal cavity tingling, which is a very good sign of things to come. No ingredients are listed on the packaging, so I’m not sure if it’s pure jalapeno powder or there are additional spices mixed in.
On First Taste
Buckshot has a good, true jalapeno smell that has seems to have some heavy smokiness to it. The taste is quite good, and it packs a reasonable punch. The heat is nowhere near extract level, but for a [tag]jalapeno[/tag] product, it has reasonable kick.
I tried using buckshot to season some broiled tilapia. I rubbed the fish with a bit of salt and pepper, then with some buckshot. Into the broiler for 5 minutes a side, and it was ready to eat.
The flavor was very, very good. Unlike a typical finer power, which I’ve had less than ideal results with using as a cooking seasoning, Buckshot stuck nicely and evenly to the fish, very akin to using black pepper. That’s important, because the flavor is consistent with each bite. Buckshot is a great replacement anywhere you’d use black pepper, but want an extra kick. A recommended use is as a seasoning for a bloody Mary, and I’m sure it would excel at that.
Packaging – Clean, crisp, simple, functional. 8.0 out of 10.0
Aroma – Pungent and aromatic. 7.5 out of 10.0
Appearance – Appealing and spice-like. 7.7 out of 10.0
Taste – Strong jalapeno with smoke to spare. 8.2 out of 10.0
Heat – Low level burn. 6.5 out of 10.0
Overall Rating: 7.6 out of 10
BUCKSHOT Powdered Hickory Smoked Jalapeños is an intense concentration of the wonderful flavor of hot jalapeño and hickory smoke. Approximately 1 pound of fresh peppers equals 1/2 ounce of BUCKSHOT! The peppers are hand-cut, hickory smoked, dehydrated and milled into a course powder. Do not underestimate the heat of BUCKSHOT; this stuff will fire you up!
Wild ‘Erbs Specialty Foods
3145 Sulky Lane
Evergreen, CO 80439