Masa Memory Hot Sauce
We've always wanted to create a hot sauce that could accent any dish, bring heat, and tell a great story. Enter Morita Chile Hot Sauce, a concoction by April Valencia from Masa Memory that checks all the boxes. Inspired by her Nanas, Mexico, and family food traditions, April’s Morita hot sauce is made using traditional methods. Each ingredient — the chiles, tomatoes, onion, and garlic — are all roasted on the comal. To complement the might Morita chiles, (ripe jalapeños that are red and fruity) April uses three different vinegars — Apple Cider, Blackberry, and her own Masa Memory Rose Moon Vinegar. The combination gives the sauce a smoky and floral taste. It's a very special recipe with very special ingredients that adds a kick to every dish.
We’re honored to collaborate with April in giving a portion of the Hot Sauce proceeds to Native Seeds/SEARCH, a nonprofit seed conservation dedicated to promoting crop diversity in support of sustainable farming and food security.
The Moritas we sourced combine the finest growing methods and traditions from both Mexico and California. Windrose farms provided the last of their Moritas which are grown with biodynamic methods in Paso Robles. April brought back beautiful woven bags of the most stunning deep red Moritas from Mexico. They were a gift and gesture of communion from the family who is building educational farms with April in Oaxaca and her southwest Arizona hometown. These farms will be run by Indigenous Elders, who will pass down their knowledge to the community, preserving family food and farming traditions.
Tomato, white onion, apple cider vinegar, garlic, water, morita chile, raw honey, orange, lime, rose vinegar, blackberry vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt
*Refrigerate after opening and enjoy within 4 weeks
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