5 Foods That Taste Better with Hot Sauce

Add a dash of hot sauce to these foods to add an extra kick to your favorite dishes


Spice up this dish with some hot sauce.

Hot sauce can add amazing flavor to some of your favorite dishes. You don’t have to go overboard with it — just a dash or two will do the trick. You can even incorporate hot sauce into mayo-based condiments and add it into sandwiches. Your hot sauce eating options are endless. Find out what foods taste amazing with hot sauce so you can spice up your next meal.

Chicken Wings

This recipe combines two amazing ingredients: Frank's RedHot and Tony Chachere's Cajun seasoning. Great to serve during any sports-watching get-together, they taste even better with a cooling, savory blue cheese or ranch dip.—Maryse Chevriere

For the Spicy Cajun Hot Wings recipe, click here.


Hot sauce in cocktails is nothing new — we’ve all had our share of Sunday brunch Bloody Mary experiences — but that’s just tip of the celery stalk. Hot sauces of all kinds, from Tabasco to Sriracha, mix beautifully into any number of different drinks. Make up a pitcher of Watermelon Sriracha Sangria and see for yourself. — AdamBoles3

For the Watermelon Sriracha Sangria recipe, click here.


This cast-iron cornbread has a Southern kick unlike any other. FT33 gives their in-house specialty, cornbread, a kick with hot sauce, butter, mango chutney, and bacon to give it an original, yet classic, taste. — Matt McCallister

For the Cast-Iron Cornbread with Hot Sauce Butter and Mango Chutney recipe, click here.


This recipe is bursting with flavor from the maple and Sriracha glaze. You can always just add a few dashes of hot sauce to your fish when it’s finished cooking or you can make a glaze with brown sugar, Sriracha, and maple syrup.

For the Maple Sriracha Salmon recipe, click here.


When your sandwich needs a boost of flavor or you're looking for a quick and easy way to elevate your homemade French fries, look no further than this zesty condiment. Try slathering Sriracha-lime mayo on your tacos instead of salsa or adding a dollop to a piece of grilled lamb. — Molly Aronica  


For the Sriracha-Lim Mayo recipe, click here.