Seasonal Highlighted Recipe

CranApple Charcuterie

Picture this: your beautifully crafted charcuterie board taking center stage at a holiday gathering. The CranApple Bonnet hot sauce adds a unique twist, providing a sweet and spicy kick that complements the rich and savory flavors of the meats and cheeses. The sauce can act as a palate cleanser, cutting through the richness and adding a burst of festive flavor.

Now, let's talk about the spread. A classic charcuterie board typically includes an assortment of cured meats, cheeses, crackers, and various accompaniments. For meats, you might have prosciutto, salami, and smoked sausages. Cheeses can range from creamy brie to sharp cheddar, creating a balance of textures and flavors. Add some crusty bread and a variety of crackers to provide the perfect vehicles for your tasty creations.

Enhance the experience by including dried fruits, nuts, and olives for additional textures and tastes. Fresh fruits like grapes and apple slices add a refreshing touch. Don't forget some spreads, like mustard and honey, to complement the savory and sweet elements on the board.

Beyond that, you can use the sauce to combine with some other ingredients to make some amazing dips:

  1. Cranberry-Apple Cream Cheese Dip: Blend your hot sauce with cream cheese for a luscious, tangy dip. This adds a creamy element that contrasts the heat of the sauce.

  2. Spicy Mustard Yogurt Dip: Mix the hot sauce with Dijon mustard and plain Greek yogurt for a zesty, cooling dip. The yogurt will provide a refreshing balance to the spiciness.

  3. Honey-Spice Drizzle: Combine the hot sauce with honey to create a sweet and spicy drizzle. This works well for dipping fruits like apple slices or drizzling over cheese.

  4. Sour Cream and Chive Kick: Blend the hot sauce with sour cream and chopped chives. This dip adds a cool and herby contrast to the bold flavors of the charcuterie.

  5. Balsamic Glaze Infusion: Mix the hot sauce with balsamic glaze for a tangy, slightly sweet dip. This pairs wonderfully with cured meats and cheeses.

Other Pumpkin Habanero pairings:
Coffee (yup, pour it right in)
Poblano Jalapeno
The Poblano Jalapeno may be the mildest sauce that we make at Tennessee Hot Sauce Co., but it's still packed full of flavor. Here is a recipe from The Food Lab at Serious Eats. In this recipe, include 1/2 cup of the sauce in the marinade and you will not regret it!!

Flank Steak Fajitas


Other Poblano Jalapeno pairings:

Tortilla Chips
(Getting the idea yet?)
There are other foods of course, like eggs that are also a wonderful hot sauce vessel
Pineapple Habanero
Pineapple Habanero is the newest sauce in the standard lineup. It was introduced after it was such a successful seasonal flavor. It combines the wonderful medium heat of habanero peppers with charred pineapple and cinnamon to give it such a beautiful balance of flavor, body, and heat. The biggest game changer with the Pineapple Habanero sauce was in chicken and waffles. Here is an amazing recipe of chicken and waffles. To modify it, we include about 1/3 of a bottle of Pineapple Habanero hot sauce with the buttermilk marinade and allow it to sit overnight and up to 24 hours, and also use it as a topping afterwards:
Chicken and Waffles Recipe

Other Pineapple Habanero pairings:

Pizza! (This is Amy's favorite pizza sauce, she would eat the whole bottle if you let her)
Tacos, particularly seafood like fish or shrimp
Grilled meats (it makes an excellent basting sauce while you're cooking)

Garlic Habanero
The Garlic Habanero is packed with garlic (it better be if you're going to name the sauce after it...), and pairs perfectly well with the slight sweetness of the carrots and the habanero peppers. A wonderful recipe that we've found to use the garlic habanero is a creamy mushroom risotto. It's packed with flavor and the garlic and the heat are the perfect compliment

Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto

A shallow white bowl filled with creamy mushroom risotto
Other Garlic Habanero Pairings:

But other than everything:
Pasta dishes
Honey Habanero
Honey Habanero is sweet and spicy, just like you! As such, it's good to pair with some sweet and savory dishes. A perfect example of this is chicken wings. You get some sweetness, and then BAM, there's the habanero heat that we all know and love. 

Perfect Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe | Buffalo Wings Recipe
Other Honey Habanero Pairings:
Grilled chicken
Fish dishes
Fish or shrimp tacos
Stir Fry
Blood Orange Ghost
Blood Orange Ghost is the meatiest sauce in the normal lineup, and as such we tend to pair it up with heavier dishes. One of which is beef stew. Below is a very good, very flavorful beef stew that the Blood Orange goes with perfectly.
All American Beef Stew

All-American beef stew in a white bowl on a wooden table with a grey Dutch oven of stew in the background.
Other Blood Orange Ghost Pairings:
Pork loin
Gumbo (yum!)
Pulled pork sandwiches