If you’re looking for a condiment with just the right spice, Melissa’s Costa Azul Hot Sauce is just what your food needs and your taste buds crave. The flavor profile is rich and smoky, with slightly sweet undertones. As a hot sauce that’s full flavor with a healthy amount of tang, we suggest you try it on nearly everything and use liberally.
Hot Sauce (Costa Azul)
This hot sauce is made from the red jalapeño grown at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, where the growing conditions and rich soil produce a uniquely flavorful pepper. The red jalapeño pepper is simply a green jalapeño that has been left on the vine to mature. During that ripening process, the jalapeño changes color from green to red. The additional ripening means more capsaicin has had time to develop in the pepper; which is what gives hot peppers their spiciness. The green jalapeño has a fresh, crisp taste, while a red jalapeño is sweeter with slightly more heat.