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Feb 15, 2008 02:34 PM

Inner Beauty Hot Sauce recipe?

I used to be able to order Inner Beauty Hot Sauce from a distributor in boston ( I live in Canada). It was from a recipe developed by Chef Chris Schlesinger.

It is no longer available (except maybe at his \restaurant). Can anyone help? I love it and in return will post the Pasta From Hell recipe that came with it.

With hopeful anticipation ---

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    1. re: soypower

      Dear soypower-

      Tried those but the 1 cup of prepared mustard cannot be part of the recipe, unless Canadian Ballp[ark Mustard is radically differnnt from what you have. What I made was awwwful!

      Thank you though, so much. If I ever get a reasonable facsimile, would you like me to send you the specifics?

      Miss C.

    2. And as you can see, I am a very bad typist.

      1. I'd go with this recipe: http://www.seriouseats.com/required_e...

        I tried it and it was a bit too mustardy (I actually used a bit more than a cup which was a mistake). I'm going to try it again in a couple days with a bit less mustard. Also, I'd substitute a mango for the papaya juice and just cut up the mango in chunks and put it in the blender.

        Here's a thread on this on another board: http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?s...

        Also, can you find out if you can still get the sauce at that restaurant? If so, I'd definitely want to give them a call. Thanks.

        1. Heavens. I am eating leftover grilled chicken marinated in a cup of my own Inner Beauty, lime juice and a bunch of cilantro as I read this!

          The one posted by soypower on pepperfool is the one from his cookbook, Big Flavors of the Hot Sun.

          I have made both that recipe and the one posted by Taylor.Watson on Serious Eats. To my taste (living in Boston and enjoying Inner Beauty for many years) the former tastes a bit more true. The oil in the second one is questionable in my mind.

          Cheap yellow mustard is in fact the base for the sauce. Think French's. It might be your mustard or you might try experimenting with the quantity. But even with the amount of mustard stated in either recipe, you should have come up with something that tasted pretty close to the original.

          And sadly, it's not even sold at ECG anymore.

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          1. re: C. Hamster

            I also thought the oil was a questionable move, but figured that since the recipe from the Serious Eats website literally has a picture of his handwritten recipe, that's gotta be it. Saying that, the recipe I made, which was pretty much exactly that with a mango instead of papaya juice, definitely wasn't exactly like the Inner Beauty that I love and remember from many years ago. I figured it was the mustard... Anyways, I think I'll make it again today so I'll go with the pepperfool recipe and post any results. I really shouldn't use a bit or OJ and/or honey and/or pineapple juice? Oh well, I'll figure it out.

          2. Dear Taylor and C. Hamster

            Thank you for your suggestions - I am going to try again , probably both versions.
            I did use Fench's Mustard the time I tried but perhaps mis-measured.

            Taylor, I don't know if the sauce is available in the restaurant with dishes they prepare, but I do not think it is for sale unless they have relented since i called around the time I was beginning my experiment.

            I did check the gullet blog, and I should let the writer know that there are ,in fact, two existing bottles of the Real Inner Beauty Sauce - the other being in Canada.

            Miss Clawdy