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Food glossary

Tabasco sauce

Tabasco sauce

A hot chilli sauce made from small yellow Tabasco chilli peppers, vinegar and salt in Louisiana in America. Tabasco sauce is a trade name and several other varieties of chilli sauce are also available. It is a convenient way of adding a spicy, chilli flavour to dishes without having to chop fresh chillies and the flavour is absorbed more readily than chilli powder. Use the sauce sparingly - just a few drops can add a strong flavour.

Uses: Sprinkle a few drops in fish and chicken dishes. Add to pasta sauces, casseroles, burgers or salad dressings - or in fact to any savoury dishes where a spicy, chilli flavour is required.