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A bold ethnic fusion of Cuban, Spanish, Italian and African flavors. Chilau tastes like New Orleans meets South Coralina in the Tropics
A bold ethnic fusion of Cuban, Spanish, Italian and African flavors. Chilau tastes like New Orleans meets South Coralina in the Tropics
176 backers pledged $6,325 to help bring this project to life.

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“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist 

There are not enough words to express the gratitude I have for you and the Kickstarter Community! Not only has Kickstarter launched my dreams, it has allowed me to make a legion of friends and supporters along the way. I have fully funded 3 projects and learned a little more each time around.

I'm back again to further my goal of expanding this amazing Chilau brand from 2 to 6 flavors and to exhibit at a national tradeshow this coming February. 

Everyone will receive their rewards by December and for early backers by November,  just in time for the Holidays! 

Check out these amazing recipes you can cook up with Chilau Sauce!

Spicy Shrimp'n Sausage Alfredo

 Shrimp Chilau with Smoked Chicken Sausage (dish sampled in video)

Seafood Curry with Scallops, Crab and Shrimp

Grilled Oysters with Chilau Sauce, Butter and Parmesan Cheese

3 delicious recipes featured on each bottle!

The only rule is you must "Put Your Spin On it!"

Chilau has been described as "gumbo in a bottle" but each flavor has its own unique character!

Original

The Flavor that started it all. Original is inspired by my grandmother's Crab Chilau recipe. I took the core flavor of her sauce and concentrated it into a multipurpose condiment that is especially delicious on seafood. Not only is it outstanding for making authentic Crab Chilau, it has a unique flavor which adds rich depth to non-seafood dishes and even vegetarian stews. 

Original brings you bold gulf coast / low country flavor with plenty onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic and I spicy kick of cayenne pepper!

Original Pepper Sauce has the same amazing intensified with Ghost Pepper (Bhut Jolokia) for spicing up fried seafood, tacos, burgers, salads and more!

Florida Citrus

Truly an invention of mine inspired by my Florida roots. The Florida Citrus flavor has been famous for its nack to spice up Boody Mary's but it is personally my favorite for marinating shrimp and making  Seafood Bisque-Touffee (a cross between Bisque and New Orleans Etouffee) which is printed on the side of the bottle. 

Florida Citrus has bold gulf coast / low country flavor with plenty onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic, cayenne pepper and sweet Florida citrus!

Citrus Pepper Sauce has the same amazing flavor intensified with Ghost Pepper (Bhut Jolokia) for spicing up fried seafood, tacos, burgers, salads and more!

11th Avenue Gumbo

This flavor pays homage to my GrandDaddy's Gumbo! He raised my dad siblings off of 11 Avenue in the Ybor City District of Tampa and was famous for his Gumbo. He passed away before he could share his recipe with anyone but I used my superpower of flavor memory to capture the essence of his gumbo's rich flavor. GrandDaddy's gumbo has no rules and there is was no limit to what meat or seafood can go in the pot. 

11 Avenue Gumbo truly amps up "the holy trinity" (onion, bell pepper, celery) and features bold gulf coast gumbo flavor with plenty onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic and a spicy kick of cayenne pepper! 

Gumbo Pepper Sauce has the same amazing flavor that is intensified with Ghost Pepper (Bhut Jolokia) for spicing up fried seafood, tacos, burgers, salads and more!

THE HISTORY OF CHILAU

Cuban, Italian and Spanish immigrants came to Tampa Bay in the late 1800's to work the factories in and around the Ybor City District. Once known as The Cigar Capital of the World, by the 1920's Ybor City was an epicenter for ethnic culture and fusion cuisine. As blue crabs were plentiful in the waters of Tampa Bay it quickly became a cheap go-to source of food for area families. Cuban residents introduced Crab Croquettes (Tampa Style Deviled Crab), which became the signature street food that remains true to this day. Another little-known dish called Cangrejo Enchilado (Crab Stew) was also introduced. Somehow, through mixing of cultures, recipe swapping and all the magic that happens when cultures collide, Crab Enchilado got shortened to just Crab Chilau, pronounced "Shalla" or "Shilaw" by many families. The macaroni factories and Italian diaspora had something to do with spaghetti becoming the staple foundation for the original dish while Spanish and African American families brought more spice variations and that Gulf Coast / Low Country depth.

Delicious Rewards For Gift Giving Season!

Chilau Recipe Guide: $5 (15+ recipe digital download included with all rewards)

 

Pepper Sauce Sampler: $20 - Includes Shipping throughout USA

Original Combo Pack: $25 - Includes Shipping throughout USA

 Citrus Combo Pack: $25 - Includes Shipping throughout USA

 Gumbo Combo Pack: $25 - Includes Shipping throughout USA

The Full Lineup: $65 - Includes Shipping throughout USA

 

Risks and challenges

I learned how to not ship glass during my first project for Chilau Sauce! LOL

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    Chilau Recipe Guide

    15+ Recipes with unique ways to use Chilau Sauce including an out-of-site take on the Bloody Mary!

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    • Chilau Recipe Guide
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    Pepper Sauce 3Pack - Dec. Delivery

    Includes Nationwide Shipping

    Includes:
    • Chilau Pepper Sauce - Original (5oz)
    • Chilau Pepper Sauce - Citrus (5oz)
    • Chilau Pepper Sauce - Gumbo( 5oz)
    • Chilau Recipe Guide
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    Pepper Sauce 3Pack - International

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    • Chilau Pepper Sauce - Original (5oz)
    • Chilau Pepper Sauce - Citrus (5oz)
    • Chilau Pepper Sauce - Gumbo( 5oz)
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    Pepper Sauce 3Pack - Jan. Delivery

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    Includes:
    • Chilau Pepper Sauce - Original (5oz)
    • Chilau Pepper Sauce - Citrus (5oz)
    • Chilau Pepper Sauce - Gumbo( 5oz)
    • Chilau Recipe Guide
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    Gumbo Combo - Dec. Delivery

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    Includes:
    • Chilau Pepper Sauce - Gumbo( 5oz)
    • Chilau Seafood Sauce - 11 Avenue Gumbo (16oz)
    • Chilau Recipe Guide
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    Citrus Combo - Dec. Delivery

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    • Chilau Pepper Sauce - Citrus (5oz)
    • Chilau Seafood Sauce - Florida Citrus (16oz)
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    Original Combo - Dec. Delivery

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    Includes:
    • Chilau Pepper Sauce - Original (5oz)
    • Chilau Seafood Sauce - Original (16oz)
    • Chilau Recipe Guide
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    Original Combo - Nov. Delivery

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    Includes:
    • Chilau Pepper Sauce - Original (5oz)
    • Chilau Seafood Sauce - Original (16oz)
    • Chilau Recipe Guide
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    Citrus Combo - Nov. Delivery

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    Includes:
    • Chilau Pepper Sauce - Citrus (5oz)
    • Chilau Seafood Sauce - Florida Citrus (16oz)
    • Chilau Recipe Guide
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    Gumbo Combo - Nov. Delivery

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    Includes:
    • Chilau Pepper Sauce - Gumbo( 5oz)
    • Chilau Seafood Sauce - 11 Avenue Gumbo (16oz)
    • Chilau Recipe Guide
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    Seafood Sauce 3Pack - Dec. Delivery

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    • Chilau Seafood Sauce - Original (16oz)
    • Chilau Seafood Sauce - Florida Citrus (16oz)
    • Chilau Seafood Sauce - 11 Avenue Gumbo (16oz)
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    Seafood Sauce 3Pack - Jan. Delivery

    Includes US International Shipping

    Includes:
    • Chilau Seafood Sauce - Original (16oz)
    • Chilau Seafood Sauce - Florida Citrus (16oz)
    • Chilau Seafood Sauce - 11 Avenue Gumbo (16oz)
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    The Full Line Up

    Includes Nationwide Shipping

    Includes:
    • Chilau Pepper Sauce - Original (5oz)
    • Chilau Pepper Sauce - Citrus (5oz)
    • Chilau Pepper Sauce - Gumbo( 5oz)
    • Chilau Seafood Sauce - Original (16oz)
    • Chilau Seafood Sauce - Florida Citrus (16oz)
    • Chilau Seafood Sauce - 11 Avenue Gumbo (16oz)
    • Chilau Recipe Guide
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    The Full Line Up - International

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    Includes:
    • Chilau Pepper Sauce - Original (5oz)
    • Chilau Pepper Sauce - Citrus (5oz)
    • Chilau Pepper Sauce - Gumbo( 5oz)
    • Chilau Seafood Sauce - Original (16oz)
    • Chilau Seafood Sauce - Florida Citrus (16oz)
    • Chilau Seafood Sauce - 11 Avenue Gumbo (16oz)
    • Chilau Recipe Guide
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    The Full Line Up - Jan. Delivery

    Includes US Nationwide Shipping

    Includes:
    • Chilau Pepper Sauce - Original (5oz)
    • Chilau Pepper Sauce - Citrus (5oz)
    • Chilau Pepper Sauce - Gumbo( 5oz)
    • Chilau Seafood Sauce - Original (16oz)
    • Chilau Seafood Sauce - Florida Citrus (16oz)
    • Chilau Seafood Sauce - 11 Avenue Gumbo (16oz)
    • Chilau Recipe Guide
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Funding period

- (30 days)