Getting Sauced with Chef Fish
Collaboration with Brandi Krause and Dan Fisher (Fish)
Tell Us About IT Sauce:
IT SAUCE is made from Criolla Peppers!
Criolla Peppers are a rare, medium-heat pepper from the Andes Mountains. They are spicy, tangy and sweet with hints of mango and citrus.
The Criolla's are the perfect pepper to balance all of the flavors in IT SAUCE. IT SAUCE features notes of smoke, honey, and spice. IT is bold enough to add to hearty dishes and has the perfect balance so it can be used on the most delicate of foods.
What made you decide to start your own sauce company?
We had talked about creating a hot sauce a few years ago, but at that point in time it was just a pipe dream. In the Spring of 2020, the company I work for furloughed me for the summer and that's when I started playing with recipes and contacting manufacturers to learn about how the process works. From there things took about a year and we launched April 2021!
Chef Fish, what is your background in the food industry?
I graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Minneapolis and right away started working in fine dining restaurants throughout Minneapolis and Wisconsin. I at one point branched out on my own as a private chef, but the long hours weren't conducive for family life. I still love cooking for friends and family, creating awesome dishes to share with our instagram community, and incorporating IT SAUCE into recipes. I wanted IT SAUCE to be the sauce that you could add to any dish that would immediately and easily elevate the flavor profile.
What is Your Favorite Recipe:?
Umami Marinated Halibut with Seasonal Vegetables.
Where can locals find your product? Locals can order online and pick up within an hour, ship or if they're lucky they can catch us at Ledgeview Gardens.
Any big Future Plans? There are definitely a few plans in the works, however they're still in the early development stages. We still will be using an extremely rare pepper and well balanced flavors.