Originally Posted by Stu
It does have a wonderful flavor and is great on eggs and oysters on the half shell and gumbos and stuff. It's just not that hot though, so if it's a kick I want, I look elsewhere. My favorite is a homemade sauce, just chop up some habaneros, some onions, tomatoes and add salt and lime juice.
for me tobasco is the perfect complement to pizza. like heinz ketchup to french fries.
let me reiterate that if you have any indonesian or indian friends they do have simple recipes that involve mundane things like ketchup + thai or cheyenne peppers then a little vinegar and some special ingredient usually soy sauce and or fish sauce. its bitingly hot but brings out the flavor in all foods.
i'll just break 2 or 3 thai chilies into some soy sauce and vinegar for a simple sauce to add kick to a meal.