El Pinto Restaurant Creates the Hottest Salsa in the World for Hot Sauce Fanatics: The Trinidad Scorpion is one Hot Chile Pepper at 1.17 Million Scoville Units

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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.

Scorpion Salsa with the Trinidad Scorpion Chile

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.

Established 50-years ago, El Pinto is a quintessential icon for New Mexican cuisine. Conveniently located in the North Valley of Albuquerque just off I-25, the serene patios located under beautiful cottonwood trees provide an iconic experience. El Pinto is known nationally for its fire-roasted green chile and fresh flavorful salsa distributed across the nation in local grocery stores. El Pinto started bottling award winning salsa ten years ago which is now distributed in grocery stores in all 50 states and is available online at http://www.elpinto.com.

The limited edition Scorpion Salsa will only be available online at http://www.elpinto.com while supplies last or at the Fiery Food Show in Albuquerque New Mexico March 2-4 at Sandia Resort and Casino. The Fiery Food Show is the top “Hot Foods” spot in the industry and is the perfect place to heat it up with Scorpion Salsa made with the Trinidad Scorpion chile pepper. For an authentic taste of New Mexico, visit El Pinto for its iconic food, traditional margaritas, and award winning chile.

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