Scorpion Salsa - Made with one Hot Chile Pepper
The Trinidad Scorpion is one Hot Chile Pepper at 1.17 million Scoville Units
El Pinto Restaurant and Salsa Co. in Albuquerque New Mexico announces the release of Scorpion Salsa for hot sauce fanatics. Scorpion Salsa is brewed with the Trinidad Scorpion super hot chile pepper testing at 1.17 million scoville units. The Trinidad Scorpion pepper was certified by the Chile Pepper Institute at New Mexico State University as one hot chile pepper, one of the top three hottest peppers in the world. El Pinto Restaurant in Albuquerque will use great caution in producing this product and the limited edition Scorpion Salsa will be available for serious “chileheads” at next weeks Fiery Food Show in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Chile is measured in scoville heat units and most consumer hot sauces measure 5,000 scoville units. El Pinto’s Scorpion Salsa, after diluting the Scorpion Pepper, remains at 12,000 scoville units. For further comparison, a jalapeño reaches 4,000 scoville units. El Pinto will use less than one pound of these precious Scorpion super hot chile peppers and dilute the recipe to make 100 gallons of salsa. The El Pinto Scorpion Salsa rating at 12,000 Scoville units is the hottest salsa in the world yet still enjoyable for hot sauce fanatics.
To purchase a jar of El Pinto's exclusive Scorpion Salsa, it will go onsale at www.elpinto.com starting March 1, 2012.
To see Scorpion Salsa come off the line at El Pinto's salsa factory, click here.
Media coverage of the production of this super exclusive product can be viewed:
If you are visiting Albuquerque, a must stop is El Pinto, conveniently located off I-25 at the Roy/Tramway exit. Just turn right heading west away from the mountains, go around the round-a-bout onto 4th street still heading west/southwest, and El Pinto is a few yards ahead on your left.