"We put the FLAVOR in before we add the HEAT"
The history of Lowcountry Sweet Chili Sauce
Even though hot sauces and sweet chili sauces have been around since 7000 BC, Our story starts in 1970. Our cook, like most of the crew on shrimp boats, held different jobs: working on deck or standing watch in the wheel house, but cooking was his specialty and making gravy, sauces and rubs was his forte. He used recipes handed down from his dad and granddad, who had all
worked on shrimp boats.
Old shrimp boats had a small refrigerater in the galley so keeping a sauce in the refrigerater just didn't happen. Anything that couldn't
fit into that refrigerator had to be stored in the fish hole in buttom of the boat, where ice was stored to keep the shrimp cold.They needed sauces and dips that didn't require refrigeration, sauces that could stay on tables during the hot days of summer and not make them sick.
Of course the crew on shrimp boats didn't eat the shrimp every meal. They had crab and fish which was caught during a trip. This is why sauces, rubs and dips where so inportant duing meal time.
Basic Foods items like cooking oil, lard, butter, potatoes, beans, onions, flour, salt, sugar, dry peppers, spices, canned fruits, vinegar, tomato sauce,pasta mustard,ketchup and hot sauces were used in abundance.
During one trip he made a sweet sauce and put it up in the cabinet to sit. He didn't go out on the next trip so his sweet sauce had 1 week in the summer heat to ferment. Imagine his surprise on his next trip out when he opened it up to take a taste. With this natural fermentation proces, our Lowcountry sweet chili sauce was born.
The fermentation process "makes" more flavor than you could ever get without it. Plus, it has probiotics, so it's gut healthy.
Fermentation tends to mellow out the heat from the chili peppers, leaving a sweet, yet tangy taste. And that's what you get with the famous Lowcountry
Sweet Chili Sauce.
We sweeten our Lowcountry Sweet Chili Sauce with peaches and real sugar. No high fructose corn syrup here. And it's Gluten Free. This Sweet Chili Sauce is perfect for vegetarians and vegans alike, as it contains no meat or animal by-products. Our Sweet Chili Sauce is available with Red Chili
Peppers (MILD) or Scotch Bonnet Peppers, which gives the sauce
a Caribbean flavor (MEDIUM) or Ghost Pepper (HOT)Lowcountry Sweet Chili Sauce.... It's The BEST Dip, Glaze, Marinade and Salad Dressing all in one.What goes BEST with
Lowcountry Sweet Chili Sauce? This sweet chili sauce is an old Lowcountry recipe that has been passed down for several generations and goes with just about anything.
It's so versatile that it can be used on its' own or as an ingredient to add to your cooking. Where and how to use it?
Here are some great foods to use our Sweet Chili Sauce with.:chicken tenders, fried rice, mozzarella sticks, salmon cakes, stir fry, seafood kabobs,clam fritters, crab cakes, tacos, wraps, burritos, pasta salad, fresh spinach salad,or just mixed with cream cheese for crackers or bagel