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Apr 12, 2013 08:47 PM

ISO "Liquid Red Pepper Seasoning"

Susan Schwartz writes about an excellent recipe for a Maple Syrup Rutabaga and Red Lentil Soup in a story about the Soup Sisters in this week's Gazette. Unfortunately, the recipe includes 'liquid red pepper seasoning' without any explanation of what it is. i googled it and found nothing to explain what it is. Is it Tabasco sauce? Hot chili and garlic sauce? Or is it something else? Let me know if you know what it is and where it can be bought in Montreal.

PS If Susan Schwartz frequents these boards, please indicate in your recipe where unusual ingredients can be purchased!

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  1. What a strange way to put it. Personally this context I'd read that as "red pepper hot sauce" - i.e. Tabasco, Frank's Red Hot, or your favourite hot sauce of that type.

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    1. re: kpzoo

      Indeed, what a weird choice of words. Since the article was recent, maybe you can write to them online? I've once written to an author this way and got an immediate response (possibly from an editor, but hey...!)

    2. The Gazette provides the e-mail address of all their contributors at the bottom of the article. In this case, Susan Schwartz's e-mail is:

      I suggest you send her an e-mail and ask about the ingredient. Be sure to post a follow-up here to let us know what it is, if she replies.

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      1. re: Haggisboy

        It was indeed Tabasco, or other brand name, sauce.

      2. hi, there. Susan Schwartz here: just seeing this now, for some reason. (yes, I know it's nearly two years late. my apologies.) In fact, liquid red pepper seasoning IS Tabasco. We just don't say Tabasco because it's a brand name.

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        1. re: scschwartz

          I usually call it hot sauce. I'm pretty sure the rest of the world agrees with me on that one.

          1. re: SnackHappy

            there's a plan: will do that from now on. Thanks!!

            1. re: SnackHappy

              Agreed! The word seasoning made it sound like some kind of dry spice (which made no sense since you also said "liquid"!). Generic hot sauce FTW!

          2. to be fair to me, I was merely carrying on a tradition instituted by a predecessor. But it is helpful to hear that traditions are not always helpful ...

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            1. re: scschwartz

              Ha. Sometimes traditions need to be reborn. ;-)

              In any case, I think I found the recipe online if anyone is interested (funny, here they just say Tabasco):


            2. Thanks for the clarification. The real question is would want a bean and turnip soup? :o)