A little heat goes a long way to making a dish taste amazing! Spicy seasonings add a kick of interest and balance other flavors in a cuisine. Although spicy foods may not be favorites of everyone, they definitely deserve some culinary recognition and appreciation. For our customers who just can’t get enough heat, we have complied our favorite spicy seasonings!
Heat & Honey
Turn up the heat on barbecue! Our Heat and Honey is the perfect blend of sweet honey and fiery chiles, with just a hint of citrus. This blend is wonderful on just about any grilled meat. We love it on burgers, steaks, chicken, shrimp, and salmon. Its even delicious on veggies, corn-on-the-cob and popcorn!
Our Cajun Spice is a HOT combination of spices common in New Orleans and the South. Cumin, garlic, salt, paprika, onion, black pepper, oregano, rosemary, and cayenne make this spice an eclectic mix of flavor profiles.
This mix is an essential for traditional Cajun dishes like gumbo, etoufee, and shrimp Creole. An easy choice for chicken wings and fish, our Cajun Spice also makes spicy and flavorful addition to burgers, steaks and pork chops. It is even tasty on corn-on-the-cob, French fries, and popcorn! Experiment with the amount you use in recipes to gauge the spiciness of the dish.
Hot Maple Cajun
Our fiery Cajun Spice gets a sweet and tangy makeover in this intriguing spice combination. Our Hot Maple Cajun is a great blend for grilled aquatic fare like salmon and catfish. Also an excellent addition to chicken and veggies, or Cajun-up red meats like pork chops, ribs, brisket, and venison.
Just one taste of our Caribbean Spice will have you dreaming of sandy beaches and sunny skies! Bright citrus flavor, combine with classic Caribbean spices like nutmeg and clove, and just the right amount of heat, make this blend one of our absolute favorites! A wonderful addition to duck or pork, our Caribbean Spice is also excellent on chicken wings, fish tacos, and seafood dishes.
Jamaican Jerk (Hot)
Bring the exotic flavors of the Caribbean to your backyard! This is a great blend for all of your grilling needs. Whether sprinkling over burgers, steaks, chicken, pork, fish, or shrimp, it is sure to please. Our Jamaican Jerk (Hot) seasoning has a bit of a kick (by which I mean its HOT), with some pleasant sweet notes as well. It is one of our favorites for chicken wings!
If you are looking for jerk seasoning with all of the flavor but a little less heat, check out our mild Jamaican Jerk blend.
This fiery North African blend is perfect for spicing up just about any dish! Traditionally used to flavor Ethiopian-style stews of meat (known as wats or we’ts), vegetables or lentils, our Berbere Seasoning combines the unique flavors of cumin, coriander, fenugreek and turmeric with the spiciness of cloves, black pepper and chilies. It is a great choice for chicken wings, steaks, pork chops, and grilled veggies. Or bring new flavor to fish tacos and fajitas! Beware, this blend does bring the heat!
Jalapenos are the most popular chile in the United States. A great compliment to a variety of dishes and cuisines, these spicy peppers are a favorite at our house as well. Our Jalapeno Powder is 100 % pure and makes a great substitute for fresh jalapenos. Add to soups, stews, sauces, rubs, and almost any type of dish needing a little extra heat.
Cayenne Pepper Very Hot (90M HU)
This is a blend of red chili peppers which are ground together to achieve uniform color and heat. This cayenne has a very hot flavor that rates 90,000 heat units on the Scoville Scale and is comparable to Bird’s Eye chilies and Pequin peppers.
Bring the heat to any dish! This is extra hot cayenne; add in very small amounts until desired heat level is reached. Add to eggs, omelets, bbq sauce, dips, spreads, burgers, shrimp, or anything that needs a spicy kick!
Pequin chilies (pronounced puh-KEEN) are small, oval-shaped chilies that often grow wild in the mountains of Mexico. Despite their size, these tiny chilies pack a punch and are about 10 times hotter than a jalapeno. They rank at about an 8.5 on a heat scale and between 40,000 and 60,000 heat units (HU) on the Scoville scale (the scale most commonly used to classify heat in capsaicin containing foods).
Pequin chilies have a sweet, citrus-like flavor in addition to their exceptional heat. They are a great addition to salsas, chilies, stews, and sauces. If you are adding them to any of these dishes, we recommend placing the chiles in a spice bag or infuser and letting them steep while the dishes are cooking. Then remove the spice bag before serving or storing. You can also crush up these little beauties and use them as a topping for hummus or bean dip!
Horseradish can add that extra “bite” to many dishes. It is most commonly used as a sauce for certain cuts of beef; especially prime rib. Our Horseradish Powder is pure, ground horseradish root imported from Germany.
For a spicy Horseradish sauce, combine 1 part horseradish powder to 3 parts water. Add or subtract the amount of water to form a paste. Then add the paste to mayonnaise, Miracle Whip or sour cream. For cocktail sauce with a kick, add 2 tbsp. horseradish to 1 cup ketchup. Also try adding to dips, mustard, tomato juice, or Bloody Mary’s!
Wasabi Powder is commonly referred to as Japanese Horseradish, and is often used to make a light green colored condiment with a fiery, pungent flavor, commonly enjoyed with sushi. The heat of wasabi is more akin to that of hot mustard than the that of the capsaicin in a chili pepper. The flavor of this spice is initially very intense but dulls quickly. This is because the burning sensations associated with wasabi are not oil-based, unlike those of chili peppers.
Our Wasabi Powder is a less expensive alternative to pure wasabi powder, which is very rare and nearly 14 times as expensive. This powder still packs a fiery punch however, and can be used to make the paste commonly used as a condiment with Asian cuisine. Simply mix equal parts powder with tepid water and allow the paste to sit for 10-15 minutes. Try combing with soy sauce to create a traditional sushi or sashimi dip. Or use in place of horseradish or mustard when you’re in need of an extra spicy kick.
Habanero Sea Salt
For those who like it hot, give our Habanero Sea Salt a try! High heat habanero peppers are ground down and mixed in with pure sea salt. Use sparingly on grilled meats and veggies. Or add to salsa, stir-fries, and rice and bean dishes. Or rim your glass for a spicy Bloody Mary!
Ghost Pepper Sea Salt
For those who like it even hotter! Even though our Ghost Pepper Sea Salt packs some serious heat, it is one of our most popular infused salts. Made from pure, unrefined sea salt and the Naga Jolokia pepper, this salt has a spicy hot flavor that is without compare. Named for one of the most venomous snakes in India, this pepper, also know as the King Cobra Chili, has a blazing heat that is out of this world. Try on fajitas, tacos, pizza, veggies, or even popcorn!