Dealer Joe’s Zhoug Sauce

Trader Joe's Zhoug Sauce

“Hooray for flu season!” – No One Ever.

Huzzah, Right here it’s once more, flu season. I am scripting this overview on Day 6 of a Tamiflu dosing routine. Usually I would not go that far, however poor Sandy had a confirmed case final week, and with small youngsters and their germs and no matter else in the home, I ain’t taking my possibilities. We have been spared a lot of the worst signs, however the congestion and coughs and every part else…ugh. The temps pingponging between the 50s and 60s again right down to the negatives certainly is not serving to. We’re additionally performing some good house treatments…hen soup, honey, sizzling tea, heat bathes, all that stuff…

And you understand what else helps with these? Dealer Joe’s Zhoug Sauce. Significantly.

I am not gonna sit right here and purport to be any kind of zhoug skilled. Heck, I do not even know the way to pronounce it – zoog? zog? zawwwg? zowg? – and can admit it is my first go round. However apparently it is a fairly frequent concoction in Center East delicacies – the bundle right here says Yemen, some on-line sources appear to tie zhoug to extra Israeli roots. Regardless, if I noticed zhoug as a menu choice someplace I might be reluctant to strive it, however this TJ’s take has me 100% on board with giving it an extra strive.

What TJ’s zhoug appears most to me like is a cilantro pesto sauce with loads of kick. That is actually the opposite really feel of the sauce – oily, herbaceous, and really, very inexperienced. No pine nuts or something like that, although. It is not as overpoweringly cilantro-y as I believed it would be, should be some conjuring in there someplace.

Beware although – it is spicy. And that is an understatement. It is sneaky, although. It may not be in your first chunk. And possibly not til your fifth or so. However out of nowhere – BOOM. It will get you. If it is sufficient to get abrupt discover from me, it is potent as all get out. It hit me on the primary shot, with subsequent bites not almost as highly effective. Unsure if it is the jalapenos or chile powder or what – it isn’t a definite sufficient of a warmth to attribute the sauce, it is simply plain HOT.

However yeah – that was a couple of hours in the past at time at time of writing. And I might be danged if my sinuses do not feel 100% higher. Your mileage could fluctuate.

Sandy and I devoured on crackers as a dip, however I feel this may be good on most something. Our dinner tonight was shrimp and cheese raviolis – that might have labored. Eggs, hen, different noodle dishes, rice, dips, in a wrap – sure to all of these. It must be a bit extra even to attain larger, however as is, each Sandy and I are fairly glad to have dropped the $2 on the bathtub. Give it a strive, it is nothing to sneeze at.

Backside line: Dealer Joe’s Zhoug Sauce: 8 out of 10 Golden Spoons