Hot Sauce of the Month April 2017
Funny Farm Red Habanero Pig Hot Sauce: April 2017
Funny Farm sauces are produced by King of Fire in Tennessee. Each sauce features its own animal and pepper, ranging from Cayenne Cow (the mildest) to Red Habanero Pig (the hottest). As a bonus, they also have Squeal Like a Pig Hot Sauce, which isn't as hot as Red Habanero Pig, but it does come with a "naughty pig" keychain that's a lot of fun.
This hard-to-find, tangy sauce features red Habanero peppers in addition to capsicum, pure pepper extract. The hottest of the Funny Farm sauces, Red Habanero Pig is one of those sauces that you want to use sparingly due to the pepper extract.
Who Makes It
Funny Farm Red Habanero Pig is made by King of Fire. I don't have much info about King of Fire, except that they are best known for their co-packing program, producing a variety of unique and licensed sauces such as Jimi Hendrix Hot Sauce.
What It Tastes Like
Red Habanero Pig is an extremely hot sauce that's heavy on the vinegar. This is especially good for chiliheads who love typical, vinegar-style sauces but crave more heat. The healthy dose of capsicum makes this one too hot for me to enjoy personally, but I like the flavor enough where it's perfect to spice up a good recipe with red meat.
Tip of the Month
Unless you're a glutton for pain, I don't recommend dumping this sauce on your burger or taco, so my tip this month is a recipe for Buffalo-Style Ribs that makes the most of Red Habanero Pigs' flavor and heat.
- 3 lbs pork ribs
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1/2 cup Funny Farm Red Habanero Pig Hot Sauce
- 3/4 cup canned tomato sauce
- 1 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 3 Tbsp honey
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees, and line a baking pan with aluminum foil.
In a plastic storage bag, combine flour and garlic powder.
Add ribs to the bag and shake, completely coating ribs.
Put the ribs in a single layer on the foil lined baking pan.
Bake uncovered on center rack for about 25 minutes.
While ribs are baking make, Buffalo-style sauce as follows:
In a medium bowl, mix the melted butter, Red Habanero Pig hot sauce, tomato sauce, chili powder, cayenne pepper and honey.
Dip the baked ribs in the Buffalo-style sauce, completely coating them.
Turn over down to 350 degrees, put coated ribs back on the baking pan, and bake for another 15-25 minutes until browned.
Serve warm with creamy ranch dressing and celery sticks.
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