No condiment can kick a meal up a notch quite like sauce. That said, no sauce is more exciting than one that is locally-made from a family recipe. Enter Taylor Hicks, a Miami native who is putting a personal spin to his family's Peruvian and Southern-inspired cooking secrets. With the help of his next-door neighbor, Taylor has released a line of five sauces ideal for executing 11 recipes from his grandfather's cookbook and for exploring unlimited recipe options on your own. Taylor's Ultimate sauces are available through his website and are popping up in some of your favorite Miami restaurants, including Coconut Grove staple Taurus, where we recently joined Taylor and other local bloggers for a tasting.
During the event, Taylor showed that his sauces are more than just a condiment. With the right recipe, they can be the foundation to a fantastic dish - appetizer or entree. Taylor also showed us that his sauces are versatile by serving up everything from BBQ style pasta to oysters with Peruvian-style garlic sauce. We loved all of the dishes, but we particularly enjoyed those with the Peruvian-style garlic and the mild habanero hot sauces, which we took home and have been using ever since! Check out the photos from the tasting below and, once you work up an appetite, click on the caption for Taylor's very own family recipes!
|Taylor's Ultimate Oysters. Photo credit: Taylor's Ultimate.|
|Chicken skewers with Taylor's Ultimate Italian-Style BBQ Sauce.|
|Taylor's Ultimate Italian-Style BBQ Pasta.|
|The Taylor's Ultimate team.|