Characteristic of the “spicy” flavor Mexico has to its credit an extensive list of hot sauces that will give an adrenaline boost to all your meals, where the everyday is transformed into extraordinary (or extra spicy). Celebrate your day and eat spicily.
Mexican hot sauces are prepared based on four main ingredients: tomato, green tomato, chili, onion, and garlic. Sauces vary between these main ingredients as well as cooking techniques, combinations, and mixes.
When visiting a restaurant, street food stand, bazaar, event, party, or Mexican home, they always have an incredible variety of hot sauces on the table. If you try to cover them all, it would be an absurd claim since it is said that in almost every home Mexican families have a special sauce recipe and are experts in explosive combinations of one of the most important ingredients in their kitchen: chili.
They can be chilies of different “species” and depending on their origin, some are hotter than others.
Below, in burning order, are Mexico’s most famous hot sauces:
In honor of its name, this sauce is so named because it contains pulque (a typical Mexican alcoholic beverage, derived from agave) cooked green tomatoes, roasted pasilla chili peppers, hot water, garlic, oil, vinegar, salt, bay leaves and cheese. old.
It is characterized by being made in one of the most emblematic tools of Mexican culture, a molcajete, as it appears in the photo is a kind of mortar but made with volcanic stone, which gives it a plus. Its main ingredients are large tomatoes (red tomatoes), serrano peppers, and salt to taste.
It consists of a mixture of onion, garlic cloves, jalapeño pepper, chili powder, peeled seedless tomatoes, oregano, fresh parsley, coriander, salt, black pepper, oil, and lemon zest.
Rich spicy sauce that has green tomatoes, serrano peppers, garlic cloves, and salt.
Famous for being used in eggs, this sauce has tomatoes, onion, serrano peppers, coriander, and salt.
Made with Morita peppers (jalapeño pepper that, like chipotle, is dried and smoked), garlic, and salt.
Here we have the chipotle sauce. One of the most famous for all who visit the country, it has had a lot of prominences and it is divine. It consists of chipotle peppers, which are smoked jalapeños (although chipotle sauces are also made with different types of chile). In this case, the chipotle sauce, apart from the chili, has salt, pepper, cloves, oregano, garlic, sugar, vinegar, oil, and water.
The main ingredient is tomato, then onion, fresh Arbol chiles, and salt.
The delicious peanut-based sauce gives a magnificent touch to any taco you are about to try. Bring dried Arbol chiles, garlic, oil, vinegar, pepper, and salt to taste.
One of the hottest sauces. It is made with roasted habanero peppers, sour orange juice (or vinegar), and sweet orange juice. Would you dare