The recipe that will take you from just bachelor with a box of mac & cheese to “Wow, I didn’t know you could cook!” via a seriously addictive finger food.
We’ll keep the first recipe easy and straightforward. Grab a bottle each of your favorite vodka and Bloody Mary mix (we’re personally big fans of Bruce Julian Bloody Mary Mix) and strap in. If you’re feeling adventurous, we highly recommend adding a Dead Red soaked A Salt Weapon rimmer to the glass if you can stand the heat, and some Maple Mayhem Candied Bacon (recipe below) if you’re trying to really up your Bloody Mary game.
The classic tailgating addiction that coats your stomach with 3 individual sources of fat and grease. Now with more heartburn!
A recipe even us knuckle draggers can manage. While arguably not even a recipe, it’s just too simple and straight up good not to include. Definitely a way to ease your non-hot sauce friends into the wonderful world of spice thanks to the sugar of the ketchup cutting the heat.
Think of all the low-hanging puns we have to work with here. Deviled, Dead Red, hell-fiery heat…there ain’t no supply-chain issues there. Fortunately for you, we’re better than that. Keep reading to learn how to put grandma out of the deviled eggs business for good and claim your rightful place as the deviled egg champion in your family.
Just like all of our other recipes, we decided to start you off easy. Both in standing the habanero heat, and ease of preparation. Plus, sour cream might as well be the peanut butter to Shock & Awe’s jelly--especially if you’re a mere mortal.
A mushroom that really packs a wallop. Just a different kind of wallop than the ones you find in cow pastures and at Burning Man.
Like jumping into the jacuzzi on that first day of vacation. Refreshing and about as hot as you can stand it. Mango habanero salsas are pretty popular, but this recipe brings a whole other complexity of flavor by replacing fresh habaneros with plenty of aged, smoky, citrusy fire from Shock & Awe.
Two kinds of pork, two kinds of beef, and all kinds of flavor. This recipe calls for both cooked Shock & Awe (get the gas mask) and a fresh addition right at the end. The perfect thing to whip up when you’re trying to run the kids or the in-laws out of the house so you can cook in peace.
Add a little warmth to a hot plate of comfort food. Sirloin, creamy mushrooms, pasta and Shock & Awe—it’s like a hammock for your stomach.
Seriously, we just told you the origin story and you didn’t see this one coming? Is this technically a recipe? How many ingredients are required to be considered a recipe? Three? Three feels right. Fine then. TECHNICALLY Danger Close is a secret blend of Dead Red and Shock & Awe, therefore with the inclusion of the pizza, which in its own right is multiple pre-prepared ingredients, we’re good.
Dead Red Sausage Dip’s addictive brother. If you procrastinated to the last minute before the tailgate, this is the recipe for you. We’re talking one mixing bowl, one casserole dish, a quick trip to the store and 20ish minutes.