KJs Sauces

Creating Color in Hot Sauces

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The beautiful colors in KJ’s Hot Sauces are as pretty as a rainbow, however, they don’t just happen, it takes some science and a careful culinary palette to make them taste good AND be beautiful to the eye, so let’s talk about creating color in hot sauces shall we?

how to create beautiful color in hot sauces

For instance, if you processed some red hot pepper like a habanero, or Fresno with say, a green serrano pepper, you’d end up with good flavor, but with a bottle of something that looked a little like….well, MUD. Creating color in hot sauces should not look like mud people.

Some Examples of Creating Color in Hot Sauces

We all know we feast FIRST with our eyes right? So, at KJ’s, it took us a moment (or two) to figure out combinations of peppers that work and look pretty. For instance our Pineapple Habanero hot sauce is the prettiest darn yellow imaginable because we primarily use all yellow peppers with a touch of orange habanero and of course, yellow pineapple when we blend it.

Our Chipotle Hot Sauce is a blend of red peppers and dried chiles and spices that give it that smoky darker red color.

And our Charred Green hot sauce has that darkened verde green color that comes by blending all green peppers with blackened charred green peppers fresh off the grill, then adding and a splash of lime.

Our Mango Habanero hot sauce was the hardest. Getting that almost neon orange hue took a few times of mixing yellows and reds to get so lovely.

The End Result of Our Colors in Hot Sauce?

We love the way they look now. They’re beautiful AND packed with flavor.

Here’s to you trying them ALL with us! You can click here to shop for all our rainbow of tasty flavors!

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