Hawaiian Chile Hot SauceMADE BY ADOBOLOCO IN MAUI, HAWAII
We managed to get our hands on a small amount of this specialty hot sauce. The Hawaiian Chili Pepper is from the same strain of pepper as the Tabasco, Piri Piri, Bird's Eye and Thai. It was originally introduced to Hawaii by the Portuguese immigrants moving there to work in the cane fields.
It has a delicate, floral flavor and the heat builds to hot, making it a compliment to almost any dish from breakfast to dinner. Get some before it's gone.
Adoboloco founder Tim Parsons started a blog devoted to chicken and pork adobo in all of its spicy, saucy glory. These hot sauces are an offshoot of said blog, and Parsons' complete and total devotion to hot peppers is brightly expressed in each and every bottle. Though they bring a certain degree of heat (some more than others), the distinct, fruity flavors of the peppers manage to stand out amidst the flames, and therein lies the genius of these terrific sauces.
tip of the tongue
The Hawiian pepper now grows wild, but it's so small that it's difficult to gather enough for a batch of hot sauce. It's also a heat loving pepper that won't ripen during the rainy season. In other words, get some before it's gone!