About the Sauce: Flambeau carriers are among the most revered Carnival traditions in New Orleans. Generations of torchbearers strut furiously to brash rhythms of the drumlines — lighting the way for revelers lost in the dark.
Flambeau Fiya is a fiery balancing act of scotch bonnet and cayenne peppers paired with exotic island “flare”. Spice up the night and liven your libations ‘cause anything goes when it’s Carnival Time and everybody’s having fun!
Uses: A perfect addition to remoulade and a worthy replacement for cocktail sauce. Brilliant combination combing Flambeau Fiya, salmon, a poached egg on an English muffin.
Heat: Medium to Hot
Ingredients: Distilled Vinegar, Onion, Yellow Bell Peppers, Water, Cayenne Peppers, Scotch Bonnet Peppers, Orange Juice, Guava Paste (citric acid), Lime Juice, Garlic Clove, Ginger, Turmeric, Koster Salt, Turbinado, Mixed Peppercorns, Cinnamon, Coriander, Natural Vegetable Gum
Size: 5 oz bottle
Maker Story: For Scotty Peppers, the founder of Bayou Gotham, hot sauce and fresh homegrown produce have been a part of his life since his childhood in New Orleans. His grandfather, Roger Baumer, was a plant manager and brother to Baumer Foods founder Alvin Baumer. Together, they laid the groundwork for turning Crystal Hot Sauce into the bonafide hot sauce empire it is today.
Pepper-making and tolerance for spice run in Scotty's blood. His lineage of hardworking and persistent immigrant farmers has taught him the value of grit and hard work as well as infused him with a strong and fiery entrepreneurial spirit.
Scotty Peppers started his hot sauce journey in early 2019. After a twenty-plus-year career as a successful creative director and rock musician, a temporary slow-down in business caused Scotty to utilize his creativity elsewhere. Scotty took a trip to the Galapagos Islands with his wife and tasted beautiful Ecuadorian cuisine that reminded him of his hot sauce heritage. After his trip, Scotty Peppers began experimenting with and creating hot sauce, and Bayou Gotham was born!
Want to learn more about Scotty Peppers and Bayou Gotham? Read the whole Bayou Gotham story here.