Highlights: A non traditional verde style sauce that showcases fire roasted Jalapeno, toasted Garlic, and delivers a flavor profile very unique for the verde sauce style.
- Heat: 2 (Mild)
- Savory: 5
- Sweet: 2, or less
Uses: Eggs, omelets, and many southwestern dishes include chicken or pork tamales, encheladas, and is especially good in a homemade chicken salad in lieu of pickle relish.
Overview: Fire roasted Jalapeno is the #1 ingredient by weight. We use pickled tomatillo to accentuate the tartness, and the garlic presence here is by way of toasted (not roasted) garlic. We have not found another garlic, in any form, that delivers this intense, distinctive flavor and aroma. Everything is rounded out with lime juice, Serrano and green Habanero peppers, Sweet onion, a dash of Cilantro and we even added some Epazote leaf to help bring some authentic Mexicana into play.
Notes: given the cost of ingredients, Freak Show truly is a labor of love. This is, by far, our lowest profit margin product, but we simply cannot bring ourselves to discontinue it. This sauce started off as a commissioned product by the stunt director of a wildly popular TV series, which he gave 2 bottles as a gift to teh entire cast and crew at the after party on the last night of filming. Based on the feedback we received, this became a full time sauce in our line-up, despite launching this company with the attitude that we would never market a verde style sauce. One of numerous things that has reminded us of the old adage, "Never say, 'Never'" ... :-)
Keeps and tastes best if refrigerated after opening. We do not use any artificial preservatives and rely solely on pasteurization and pH to create shelf stability.