This time of year is super exciting, strawberry season always gets me in a rush. My family and I have a tradition of going out to a pick-your-own farm this time of year dating way back tom when walking was a challenge 😉
This year, being in the hot sauce business, I wanted to celebrate that. How was the question. So many articles on what to pair these magical fruit with left my head in a spin. So i decided to try four varieties.
Two weeks later and its taste test time! Lets see how my fermented babies fared.
The one furthest right was the least inspired. I made a flavor map put the ingredients together and voila, it has not taste. Balsamic vinegar, black pepper, basil, thyme, strawberries and Jalapenos…. nada. Its Umami to the extreme that it feels bland and boring… At least the other 3 were interesting.
1. Strawberries and cinnamon maybe a little overshadowed by habaneros, Quite nice with that sweetness to it.
2. Ginger and spice came to the forefront of this sweet bbq like sauce. I would probably ferment it longer for best results. Scotch Bonnet
3. This one was shooting for the moon. It reminds me of a spaghetti sauce. No joke! With onions and garlic and herbs its really something interesting. Made with fermented Jalapenos. This one certainly was a surprise!
Ive come up with a sauce name for number one, The rest will have to wait on inspiration.
Come check out free taste testing and let us know what you like! This Wednesday if your in the Montreal area!