Shikuwasa Citrus & Red Pepper Okinawa Island Hot Sauce

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Prefecture: Okinawa 
Producer: Higa Seicha
Ingredients: Shikuwasa juice (Okinawa), rice vinegar (domestic), red pepper, salt (Okinawa), hihatsumodoki (Javanese long pepper) (Indonesia)
Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free
Storage: Refrigerate after opening.

Okinawa is famous for its hot sauces infused with local flavors and island spices. This special red pepper sauce includesshikuwasa (hirami lemon) - a flat, green, very sour citrus fruit (the name means “eat the sourness”) that can be found lining the streets and backyards of Okinawa. The tart citrus taste, best described as a mix between a lime and yuzu, is the perfect companion to the fiery heat of red peppers and hihatsumodoki, the Japanese word for Javanese long pepper. Resembling slender pine cones, Javanese long peppers are similar to black pepper, but have a slightly sweet scent and are noticeably hotter and more pungent in taste with hints of ginger and bay leaves. The resulting hot sauce has a distinct shikuwasa flavor with spicy heat and earthy, acidic undertones.

Higa Seicha lovingly makes their local products with the motto: "Vitality for tomorrow, health is treasure".

Suggested uses: Shake well before using. Use as you would any hot sauce (think of this as Okinawan tabasco!) to add a dash of heat to grilled meat/fish, pasta, pizza, noodles, etc.

Japanese-Style Soy Sauce Carbonara recipe provided.


DISCLAIMER: We provide ingredients and common allergens based on the packaging as a reference only. Please consume with caution based on your own individual health concerns as we cannot guarantee the presence or lack of certain ingredients, allergens and/or animal products.

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