DUST is HOT. After we produce our beautiful fermented hot sauces, we’re left with a rich pepper mash. How could we waste all the spicy, savory sweetness? We mix, dehydrate, and grind this treasure trove to create HOSA Dust.
This fermented chile flake rub combines the heat and flavor of all the peppers we use for our sauces, the slight sweetness of brown sugar from The Standard, the brightness of white balsamic vinegar from The Talisman, and the umami magic of all that fermentation into one powerful seasoning mix.
Once fermented and blended, our sauces are simmered until a mash of firey, vinegary bits rise to the top like cream. We strain, roast, and grind it all up for a tastier, superior version of those dried pepper flakes we all know and...use.
Rub it on meats for braising, stir it into any slow-cooking pot, sprinkle it on popcorn and even dessert (we dare you to try it).
We’ve turned the hot sauces you love to dust and it is GOOD.
That makes DUST a robust rub for barbecued or braised meat; a lively topping for pizza, popcorn, or pasta; a delicious ingredient in queso dip or casseroles; even an unexpected partner to chocolate ice cream for a spicy mole-inspired treat. And that’s not the limit! DUST goes everywhere! This seasoning is also slightly salty, which makes it perfect as a dry brine for any meat. Use it to spice up a vinaigrette; its brightness and slight sweetness will work great with that tart vinegar! Anywhere you want more heat, whether a little or a lot, DUST chile spice blend is your answer.
Ingredient Focus: ALL OF THEM
After we ferment, blend, and cook our diverse flagship sauces, we’re left with a spicy mash comprised of all of our locally-grown chiles, a cocktail of flavorful vinegars, salt from the San Juans, a pinch of organic brown sugar, and the mystical umami of fermentation. We cobine, dehydrate, and grind this delicious mixture into a uniquely HOSAfied dried chile spice. Sweet Carmen peppers, jalapenos, serranos, habaneros, ghost peppers… all those different chiles make DUST sweet, hot, fruity, and smoky all at once. It’s this balanced and beautiful flavor profile that makes DUST the perfect companion or ingredient for just about any dish. Due to the nature of our processing schedule, one batch may be slightly different than the next.
HOSA Heat Scale: Medium
It is plenty spicy. It is lightly salty. It is a touch sweet. It is dried fermenty goodness. It is DUST.