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The World's most unique hot sauces that combine delicious depth and complexity while balancing tantalizing flavor and fire.
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 THANK YOU!!! We have hit our goal for funding this campaign AND our Stretch Goal of $7000 so we can release our WHISKEY Sauce!!!

This project is the result of my love for food and hot sauce. Help me share my passion with you!

We have made significant progress these last few months thanks to some generous donors. We have the insurance, UPC codes, and most of the equipment and the test batches are being done. We are so close  to being able to produce the sauces! The first $1000 will be used to help fund the first round of production of the three initial sauces.

With your help we can begin production soon and have product for you and your friends in August!

Our Whiskey sauce just got it's first review from Hot Sauce Addicts

After tasting our new Whiskey Sauce, one writer with a discerning taste for hot sauces felt compelled to offer us this description:

"Sultry and smooth, dark and alluring; one touch to your lips and you'll know what we mean. We've deepened the mystique of this seductively vibrant sauce with an infusion of whiskey, and from it, the depth of flavors that emerge dances between the dark notes of intrigue and hints of colorful whimsy. A single taste will do nothing to quell your desires. And like a distant lover emerging from the mist, you'll keep returning to her arms for one final kiss. Poignantly memorable."

I love hot spicy food but I just can’t find commercial hot sauces that I enjoy, so to solve this problem I decided to create my own. Rather than creating yet another vinegar-based concoction or one of those flavorless sauces whose only claim to greatness is their searing heat, I have taken hot sauces in a new direction.

Salamander Sauces where East meets West. 

By blending the traditions of the Orient and the Americas I have created a family of savory and textured sauces. A multitude of flavors intertwine to create a rich, layered palate underscored by the zesty heat which characterizes Western style sauces.

My philosophy is simple - hot sauces should be hot, but the heat should be matched by the flavor, the sauces should be made with the freshest locally sourced ingredients possible, and the sauces should be all natural. Following these principles I have created sauces which tantalize the palate with depth of flavor while still delivering a good hearty kick - sauces which compliment a wide variety of foods -sauces that balance Flavor & Fire.

"OJ, tequila, some mighty fine hot sauce. Mouth glowing, soul satisfied." K.K.
"OJ, tequila, some mighty fine hot sauce. Mouth glowing, soul satisfied." K.K.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING


Original: Origins. The foundation. We wanted to make a hot sauce that was seriously hot but also a serious sauce. So we took red bell pepper, habanero and jalapeno, and blended in carrot, garlic, ginger and cilantro. Smoky and intense, but also herbaceous, our original hot sauce brings extra fire to any food, but never burns.

Suggested Uses: Add it to soups, chowders and stews (that's a New England clam chowder in the video). Try it as a dipping sauce with chicken, beef or my favorite, smoked pork. Mix it with ranch dressing and use it in a wrap with chicken, cheese and greens. Make a spicy Bloody Mary or Bloody Maria. Shred some cabbage add lemon juice, a little mayo, salt, pepper and Salamander Original for a spicy slaw. Throw some on a steak and toss it on the grill, just be aware, grilling seems to tame the heat.

Salamander Original
Salamander Original

Tropical: The tropics are home to bright, sweet fruits and intense, sultry heat. This sauce captures both, with pineapple, papaya, mango and kiwi bouncing around the spice of habanero chilies and fresh jalapeno. Memorable but mellow, with fresh citrus and garlic for balance, it dances gracefully between refreshing and spicy.

Hot Sauce, it's not just for food anymore, introducing the Salamander Gimlet!
Hot Sauce, it's not just for food anymore, introducing the Salamander Gimlet!

Suggested Uses: Use it on pork, chicken, steak and seafood. Tropical makes a great marinade, just put a nice coating on the meat, toss it in the fridge for a couple of hours then let the flames of the grill caress it. Use it as a dip for fried fish, put a drop or two on fresh oysters and clams. Tropical Margaritas with a kick anyone? How about Pina Coladas? How about Black Bean & Grilled Corn Chunky Salsa?

Foodidude's Black Bean & Grilled Corn Chunky Salsa (Click for recipe)
Foodidude's Black Bean & Grilled Corn Chunky Salsa (Click for recipe)

Strawberry: Sometimes sweetness is just a mask. The smell of ripe strawberries gives way to fiery habaneros that bite like no berry ever could. But then the cool, refreshing taste of fresh orange lingers on your tongue after the heat subsides, and the temptation of another sweet spoonful rises.

Suggested Uses: This sauce is the real surprise! Marinates pork chops with a little strawberry sauce for an hour or so then pan sear and finish it in the oven with a little more sauce. Put a drop on your fresh oysters. I love to dip my lobster salad slider in it and it goes really well with smoked pork and chicken too! Mix some with a little olive oil and champagne vinegar to make a great strawberry vinaigrette for your salad. What about after dinner? Try it over vanilla ice cream, cheesecake, sorbets or even warm apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. How about a drop with a nice stinky cheese and crackers? Great for cocktails too, add a kick to your daiquiri or make a strawberry margarita.

Warm Pecan pie with vanilla ice cream and Salamander Strawberry
Warm Pecan pie with vanilla ice cream and Salamander Strawberry

Whiskey: Sultry and smooth, dark and alluring; one touch to your lips and you'll know what we mean. We've deepened the mystique of this seductively vibrant sauce with an infusion of whiskey, and from it, the depth of flavors that emerge dances between the dark notes of intrigue and hints of colorful whimsy. A single taste will do nothing to quell your desires. And like a distant lover emerging from the mist, you'll keep returning to her arms for one final kiss. Poignantly memorable

Suggested uses: Throw a dash in with Tequila and OJ. Add a kick of Flavor & Fire to soups, stews and chowders, grill a steak with it for that open fire taste... Let us know your favorite uses for it!

Salamander Whiskey with the new label!
Salamander Whiskey with the new label!
The Salamander line up.
The Salamander line up.

Risks and challenges

We are in good shape as we have almost everything ready to go. The biggest potential problem I see is the co-packers schedule. If they are extremely busy or if our initial order is significant then there may be a delay.

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    A soon to be released sauce named by you, 10 cases of Salamander Sauce, your choice of flavors, plus a Salamander hat, 2 personalized sweatshirts, 2 t-shirts, 3 - 8-oz bottles of Salamander Sauce a month for 1 year and 3 bottles of every new sauce added to the line for the next 5 years and and your name on our website as a supporter! As an extra special thank you I will personally deliver the initial sauces to you anywhere in the contiguous US along with a framed set of first run labels from each of the initial 3 sauces. I can't guarantee a delivery date on the new sauce since creating a sauce we both enjoy can take some time!

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