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Old 11-08-2008, 12:19 PM   #1
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Homemade Tabasco Sauce - Non-metal saucepan?

Hi. I made homemade Tabasco sauce last week. The recipe specified using a non-metal saucepan. Well, I don't have one, so I used my Calphalon stainless steel saucepan, with no apparent ill effects. Here's the recipe I used: Tabasco Hot Sauce Recipes

My question is, why would the recipe specify non-metal? Also, do any of you have non-metal saucepans? What are they made of? TIA.
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Old 11-08-2008, 12:22 PM   #2
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I think they probably meant non aluminum or cast iron (non reactive) as the acid from the recipe would leach the metal into your finished product.
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Old 11-08-2008, 12:36 PM   #3
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Non "ferrous" metal maybe? Beats me.
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Old 11-08-2008, 01:24 PM   #4
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I agree with GB that non-reactive metal makes more sense.

For non-metal cookware there is LeCrueset type porcelain coated cast iron and corning ware cookware. Also clay pots and stoneware baking pans.

I would have gone with the SS pan too.
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Old 11-08-2008, 04:17 PM   #5
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I have 2 corningware cornflower 6 1/2" frying pans with glass lids,
and 1 32 oz. corningware cornflower saucepot, no lid, with 3
pour edges (left, right and front)
They were garage sale finds, and have had them for years.
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Old 11-08-2008, 04:21 PM   #6
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GB and Andy, that makes sense, thanks. And I'd forgotten that Le Creuset makes enameled cast-iron saucepans, as well as the larger pans (I have one of their Dutch ovens). Thanks again
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Hello fellow Tabasco lovers. Our beloved Tabasco has disappeared here in Panama. Does anyone know if there is something going on with Tabasco exporting Tabasco? I have sent an Email to Tabasco as well. ITMT, thanks for the recipe.
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Old 12-20-2008, 07:53 AM   #8
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Hi. I made homemade Tabasco sauce last week. <snip> Here's the recipe I used: Tabasco Hot Sauce Recipes
<snip>
I can't get the link to open. I find the website address as www.mexican-barbecue-recipies.com/tabasco, but not even the main URL will open. Is there such a site at all?
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Old 12-20-2008, 08:26 AM   #9
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Have made my own hot sauce many times with a trusty old SS 12 qt stock pot without any metallic aftertaste. Lots of simmering and cranking with the foley food mill though. Oh, and keep your face away from the steam!
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Old 12-20-2008, 08:44 AM   #10
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Correct about the steam. But also wear those cheap, disposable rubber gloves when handling hot chilies of any type. You know, like the ones you see on all the detective TV shows.
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