Yuzu Hot Sauce Is The Spicy And Sour Condiment You Didn’t Know You Needed

Emily Abrams

You can always count on Trader Joe’s to bring you that obscure ingredient you didn’t know you needed, and the beloved store’s yuzu hot sauce is officially the new condiment worth stocking at all times.

Yuzu is a sour Japanese citrus fruit that resembles a small grapefruit. The fruit can range in color from green to yellow, and its aromatic rind and tart nature can hold up even at high cooking temperatures.

Trader Joe’s sells bottles of yuzu hot sauce for just $4.99. The aroma is bold and intensely citrusy, so expect some nostril flaring action. Seriously, if you need something to wake you up in the morning, take a whiff of this stuff and you’ll be good to go.

Emily Abrams

The heat hits you after the citrus kick. It’s an awesome balance of sweet, sour and spicy. You could use the hot sauce to make anything from dipping sauces to marinades for fish or poultry. If you have some veggies that you’re about to roast, drizzle some yuzu hot sauce on there. Eating ramen? Drizzle a little hot sauce on there, too. You can get pretty creative.

The bottles of yuzu hot sauce are tiny, so you hot sauce fiends out there can keep a convenient bottle in your bag (or your pocket) at all times.

If you’re in the mood to be adventurous while you’re browsing the Trader Joe’s aisles, this buy should be next on your list.