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: By Scotty Peppers, Founder of Bayou Gotham. I am a certifiable fiery foods fanatic, but hot sauce and fresh homegrown produce has been a part of my life since the day I was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. My grandfather, Roger Baumer, was plant manager and brother to Baumer Foods founder Alvin Baumer. Together they laid the groundwork for turning Crystal®, Louisiana’s Pure Hot Sauce, into the empire it is today.
In January of 2019, my design business got very slow for the first time in ten years, coupled with my band ending a solid 15-year run of recording original music and performing live. I was at a creative crossroads with nothing new to cultivate. Later that month, my wife and I traveled to the Galapagos Islands where we encountered delicious and spicy Ecuadorian cuisine. It was then that I was struck with an epiphany regarding my heritage and my relationship with hot sauce and fresh produce. As New Orleans music legend, the late Dr. John, once said, “Life rolls on. If you don’t roll with it, you might as well roll under it.”
So after twenty years of launching and maintaining countless brands and products for my design clientele, I felt it was time to create a brand of my own showcasing my deep passion for Creole cooking, the global flavors of New York City, and my Louisiana hot sauce legacy. Read the whole Bayou Gotham Story here.