This is Denzel’s Chipotle style sauce. It came in 3rd Place in the Specialty Chile category of the 2004 Scovie Awards held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This sauce is made with apple wood smoked red jalapeno peppers. Trevor and I have visited Denzel several times and one time he was wheeling his amazing giant smokers outside and demonstrating the pepper smoking process for this hot sauce! The smell was amazing.
For bean lovers like myself(Dinah) this is my go-to for our Mexican meals! Denzel recommends trying it as a steak sauce or mix it in some hamburger for a real smoky tasting burger for the meat eaters. Mix it with some mayo, cream cheese or sour cream for an instant chipotle mayo dip.
Ingredients: vinegar, onions, smoked hot peppers, garlic, sea salt.
About Denzel and his hot sauces:
Denzel Sandberg is a friend of Dinah’s from Enderby, BC. Dinah’s dad Dennis used to run a massage clinic and Denzel had his hotsauce production in the back alley so they made friends (in Enderby, BC). Denzel grows many of the ingredients himself on his farm near Enderby, he also imports from farmer friends nearby. From Denzel: “First, we use the finest quality ingredients I can find and I grow some myself as well such as garlic. We are so fortunate to be situated in the agriculturally diverse Okanagan and I have been able to form relationships with the people that grow our produce. It’s easy to make the best when you start with the best. Our philosophy of quality continues by always making small batches. Each batch is hand crafted, and I work meticulously to make sure that the flavour and quality are consistent and up to par. And finally, I insist on freshness. I don’t keep produce or finished hot sauces on hand so everybody gets as fresh a product as possible.”