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Fired Up! Our Favorite Hot Sauces

James Wojcik Can you stand the heat?

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South Africa

Nando’s PeriPeri Sauce

A freshening dose of lemon focuses the earthy bird’seye peppers in an allpurpose sauce made from native African chiles. 888/6252657; nandosusa.com; 4.7 oz. $3.79.


Susie’s Original Hot Sauce

Artisanally made since the 1960’s, this savory concoction gets its deep orange color from a blend of red habaneros and yellow mustard. 954/9477569; susieshotsauce.com; 5 oz. $4.99.


Marie Sharp’s Green Habanero Pepper Sauce

A blend of green chiles tempered by prickly pear and lime juice, made in the Maya Mountain foothills. 866/9979328; sweatnspice.com; 5 oz. $4.95.


Harissa du Cap Bon

A superb example of the spicy harissa paste found throughout North Africa, scented with cumin and coriander. Select Whole Foods Markets; 4.8 oz. $2.95.

Trinidad and Tobago

Matouk’s West Indies Hot Sauce

Pickled Scotch bonnets and papaya give this saltysweet elixir its thick, chunky texture and mellow pepper profile. 800/2969646; firegirl.com; 10 oz. $5.95.


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