Both my husband and I come from a long line of spicy-lovers. Having being born and raised in Nicaragua, I always heard my family say that the perfect meal couldn’t be complete without a good hot sauce or “buen chilito.” Imagine that, hot sauce is bound to run in your veins! But who can’t resist adding a dab or two of that special hot sauce to finish off your meal?
Every summer my family and I will headed to the beach to spent time with the cousins, aunts and uncles. Eating a crispy green mango with lots of hot sauce was a typical snack at any time of the day. Spending time with the cousins, aunts and uncles was exciting but sitting down to eat was an adventure onto itself. Imagine a warm summer afternoon, sitting down to have lunch or early supper, and smelling the great aromas coming from the outdoor kitchen (just a few steps from the table), everyone is talking and telling stories and then the food is served. Nothing is said, all your senses get overwhelmed with the smell of the warm tortillas, the hot rice and beans 0r “gallo pinto” and the day’s protein and then all you hear is everyone stumbling over each other to reach for the hot sauce.
Those memories will live with me forever, flash forward to today, my husband, our sons and I are pretty fond off spicy food and hot sauces but not as much as my father in law. When it comes to hot sauces my father-in-law is kind of an expert, he has tried many hot sauces through his lifetime and has even purchased hot sauces from all over the world. Last week our friends from #CollectiveBias introduced us to El Yucateco Hot sauces. El Yucateco hot sauces are available in 3 different flavor varieties: Red Habanero Sauce, Green Habanero Sauce, and XXXtra Hot Kutbil-ik Sauce and can be purchased at Publix Supermarkets throughout Florida & Georgia and at mayor retailer nationwide.
This week I decided to get my #SauceOn and prepare a Hot Sauce recipe that I usually reserve for weekends, in Nicaragua this dish is usually served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. So, I decided to surprise hubby and make his favorite eggs and gallo pinto, plus it gave my the opportunity to put my found El Yucateco Hot Sauces to a good use! 😉 As you can see from the image above, I made rice and beans (gallo pinto) topped with fresh cheese (queso fresco), scrambled eggs & onions with El Yucateco Chile Habanero Hot sauce and a summer salad with tomatoes, avocados and corn plus a dash of El Yucateco Chile Habanero Hot sauce. And the verdict was: “amazing & delicious”, now the next time my in-laws are over, I will make sure to prepare this dish and serve my father-in-law El Yucateco Hot Sauce.
I picked up El Yucateco Hot sauces and the necessary products for this week’s meals at my local Publix Supermarket. As you can see from the image above, I found El Yucateco hot sauces within the ethnic section of my local Publix Supermarket.
I also decided to treat the kids to something less spicy and made them easy spicy chicken & rice baked bread, which is something they never say no to. This is super easy dish, as everything you need might already be in your fridge, I used left over chicken, rice, onions and a few drops of El Yucateco Chile Habanero Hot sauce. I mixed everything well and place them in pre-made biscuit dough and baked in the oven for around 15-20 minutes. The kids ate their little baked sandwiches and mommy didn’t have to spent hours making a savory dish. If you are like us and love to get your #SauceOn, you can check out more El Yucateco recipes here. Finally, which is your go to hot spicy dish your family loves to enjoy?