I personally have never really been much of a tabasco person, but it was always a staple at our house growing up. Last summer, when I was planning an epic road trip to the south, I realized that the Tabasco plant was in Louisiana and I made sure it was on our itinerary. Now, after being to the plant and learning its history and how it is made, tabasco is one of those things I just really want to like, I have a bottle in my fridge and every once in a while pull out and use it. It is still a staple at my parents home, both the original little red hot sauce bottle and now also a slightly larger bottle of the green sauce.
|A tabasco pepper plant growing outside the factory.|
Fire and Ice Cream. It was quite tasty. Initially dad said it needed the tabasco doubled, but that didn't stop him from eating a second bowl, basically licking it dry. And to go with the ice cream, I made a large pot of jambalaya, which also had tabasco in the recipe.
|Pork, sausage, celery, onions, green pepper, and garlic cooking up in the pot.|
|Add some tomatoes, tabasco, thyme, oregano, allspice, salt, chicken broth, |
and browned chicken pieces.
|Add some uncooked rice and simmer. Now it is ready to eat.|
|Dad enjoying his Fire and Ice.|
|Relaxing on the porch of Tabasco's Country Store on Avery Island.|