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Just recently, Capsicana Chilli Co launched a brand new product range. Using their carefully selected chillies, they have created a selection of chilli sauces allowing consumers to experience Capsicana’s gourmet chillies in a ready-made, off-the-shelf condiment.
We have been gradually working our way through all seven varieties and will be bringing you our little reviews in installments. The first is the Chipotle Sauce which is available in two heat levels, so if you like your chilli sauce to have more bite then choose the Hot Chipotle Sauce.
Capsicana’s original Chipotle Sauce recipe uses delicious Chipotle Meco chillies. Chipotle Meco are a variety of Jalapeño, grown in Mexico and then cold smoked over Mesquite wood fires for two days giving them a beautifully deep smoky aroma and flavour. The Hot variety gets its additional kick from added Habanero powder.
The sauce has a deep red colour with a smooth consistency, a rich smoky flavour and aroma with a nice tang. The original is spicy giving a nice tingle. The hot one is warmer with a building heat that lingers a while but not for too long. Both are extremely tasty and we found they go well with so many things.
The Chipotle Sauce certainly livens up a cheese toasty. We grated some cheese and then mixed in the Chipotle Sauce, squidged it between some slices of bread, then toasted it in the panini machine. Lunchtime was brilliant – crunchy toast encasing gooey, hot (careful!) smoky, spicy cheese – yum.
Used as either a condiment or ingredient, Chipotle Sauce is so versatile and seems to go with most foods such as chicken, fish, prawns, pork, beef or vegetables, we even found it was the perfect table sauce to accompany bacon and eggs. Make a delicious dip for seafood by stirring it into mayonnaise or make a salad dressing – mix olive oil, red wine vinegar, a splash of Chipotle Sauce and a little yoghurt – to wake up a lettuce.
And the last bit that you can’t get out of the bottle? Pour in a little water, give it a shake and then add to a casserole or pasta sauce.
Being 100% handmade in small batches in the UK, containing no artificial ingredients, gluten free and suitable for vegetarians, Chipotle Sauce gets our seal of approval.
We are pleased to award Capsicana Chilli Co our 'Artisan Food Trail Approved' status for their Chipotle Sauce and Hot Chipotle Sauce.
To find out more about Capsicana Chilli Co visit their page on The Artisan Food Trail here. You'll find links to their website where you can buy the sauces online.