Part 2 of Our New Orleans Trip
Welcome back. If you remember from my prior entry, I had said that I would be reviewing Sir Fartalot’s Hot Sauce next. This is the second hot sauce that we picked up while in New Orleans for a conference that the long-suffering Cheryl was attending for her job. I believe that this sauce was purchased shortly after the first tread of the sole of my shoe came off. If you remember from my previous blog about Louisiana Gold Wasabi Pepper Sauce, the enthusiastic Cheryl was dashing hither and yon trying to take in all the sights the French Quarter had to offer, causing me to have to walk quickly just to try to keep up with her. I can say that one of the more pleasant interludes was when Cheryl and I tried to take a
street car to the Garden District and found out that there was maintenance being done on the line so we would have to go back or walk. I saw the look in her eye that meant that Cheryl was tempted to walk the rest of the way as she really wanted to see Archie Manning’s house. Instead she had pity on my soul/sole (pun intended), and we took the first street car headed back to Canal Street. After grabbing a quick bite at a very quiet IHOP, we walked the Mississippi River Walk and caught the ferry to Algiers Point and then back. This was one of my favorite parts of the trip, because the ride is very pleasant, very reasonable, and the scenery is beautiful with a panoramic view of downtown NOLA. The fee is only $2 each way per person and better yet, my other shoe was spared. To give you an idea about the shoe situation, I was interrupted while boarding the plane home by a gentleman walking down the skyway behind me, “Did you know your shoe is coming apart?” after the second part and fully half of the sole came off. I then had to tell him my sad story of New Orleans sight-seeing.
CaJohn's Sir Fartalot's Hot Sauce
Back to the reason that you are here: Sir Fartalot’s Hot Sauce from CaJohn’s Fiery Foods. I am positive that this bottle was selected based on Cheryl’s criteria for hot sauce purchases, that is, the name and the label must amuse her. The label features a knight in full dress with tiny puffs of ‘smoke’ coming from the lower half of his armor. While Cheryl’s selection method is questionable, her choices are strangely spot on. This particular sauce is a mild jalapeno-based sauce. The temperature gauge on the side of bottle indicates that it is slightly above mild, but I am not so sure that it should be considered to be that spicy. There are definite garlic and lemon notes to the flavor. The garlic flavor fades but the lemon flavor builds during the after taste phase. To be specific, this sauce has a mild aftertaste which lasts approximately 5 seconds and fades into a mildly warm lemon flavor with just a hint of jalapeno flavor; however there is very little heat that lingers on the tongue. This is a delightful little sauce that could be used for anyone, even the long-suffering, non-pepper head Cheryl assuming I could talk her into trying it. It has enough jalapeno flavor to satisfy most pepper heads, yet it is mild enough to be used by those who can handle anything stronger than a bell pepper. With the level of lemon flavoring, this would be an excellent sauce to use on chicken or fish. The flavor of jalapeno would allow it to be able to stand up to burgers and sausage. So this makes for a good all-purpose sauce, especially for those that are starting out on the pepper trail to happy and blissful eating.
Spicy and Sweet Egg Salad
- 4 hard boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
- 1 slice of bacon, crumbled (you can substitute bacon bits if you prefer)
- ¼ cup miracle whip
- ¼ cup sweet yellow onion, chopped (Vidalia or Texas 1015)
- ¼ cup bell pepper, chopped
- 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
- 1 tablespoon Sir Fartalot’s Hot Sauce
- Shredded cheddar cheese to taste
In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for an hour or more. Serve on your preferred bread. I can recommend using a whole wheat wrap, tortillas, or even lettuce leaves if you are counting carbs.