I like adding a little kick to typical, everyday recipes. It makes the food more interesting and it gives me a chance to experiment.
One of my newest finds is Bronco Bob’s Roasted Mango Chipotle Sauce. It’s not the only sauce in Bob’s lineup either. He also offers Orange Bourbon, Roasted Raspberry, and Tangy Apricot; all of which I intend to try.
Originally made primarily for grilling, it wasn’t long before it was evident these sauces could be used for so much more. They make a wonderful dip for tortilla chips, can spice up any hors d’oeuvre, and provide a wonderful secret ingredient to any meat or seafood recipe.
Each sauce includes suggestions on ways to use it printed right on the bottle. The Roasted Mango Chipotle Sauce is highly recommended for seafood. It even provides a simple recipe for grilled mango shrimp on the label. Additionally, it recommends pouring the sauce over the top of warm Brie to serve with crackers.
Of course being a non-conformist myself, I decided to develop my own way to use it. I combined it with peach honey and a few other spices to make a sweet and savory glaze to pour over baked ham.
Bronco Bob’s sauces combine the heat of a good southwestern chipotle with an interesting fruity twist. The result is not only delicious, but also quite memorable. It is, therefore, no wonder that it has received awards.
The sauce includes sugar, apple cider vinegar, chipotle peppers, garlic powder, jalapeno peppers, mango, natural mesquite smoke, pectin and sugar.
I found the Roasted Mango Sauce at World Market, but I suspect they could easily be found in gourmet shops around the U.S. While the price isn’t exactly cheap, it really is worth the $7.95 a bottle. I used less than one-third of it for one recipe so I still have more with which to experiment.
If you like hot and spicy, this is a sauce your won’t want to miss. I give it four out of five stars. Here is my review breakdown:
1. Packaging: 4 out of 5 stars. The packaging is pretty but may not stand out enough to capture the casual shopper’s attention.
2. Ease of purchase: 4 out of 5 stars. I found it easily at World Bazaar and also discover two local gourmet markets that carry it. However, it isn’t yet mainstreamed so it may take some effort to find it. Trust me, it is well worth it.
3. Price: 4 out of 5 stars. It is a bit more expensive than some similar sauces that I have tried. But most of them didn’t measure up to my exacting standards. This one did so I consider it a bargain.
4. Taste: 5 out of 5 stars. One taste of this sauce and you are likely to be hooked forever. It is just that good.
5. Claim accuracy: 5 out of 5 stars. It lives up to its claims and then some.
Keep in mind that the sauce can be kept in a cupboard until the first time you use. Then it needs to be refrigerated to keep it safe and fresh.