Chef Vikas Seth, Culinary Director, Embassy Leisure shares his favourite, must try hot sauces that he’s always incorporating in his, Mexican and Asian recipes!
Before we dive in, here’s a brief on hot sauce - made from chili peppers and used in a variety of ways, hot sauce is served along with food as a condiment or as a protein marinade or even in fresh salsa. This has been a staple across multiple cuisines, and in my experience adds a layer of flavour and depth to various delicacies. The heat can more often than not make the flavour composition of your dish. What gives hot sauce a balance of flavour is that it covers all flavour profiles: salty, sweet, sour, bitter & umami. The five sauces I have chosen for you have as many of these notes, if not all. Get ready to have your taste buds tickled!