Gun Powder (2.5 oz)


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Our Gun Powder™ is made from a blend of nine different peppers and perfectly balanced with the classic aromatic flavors of Onion, Garlic, Oregano, and Cumin. There is no salt in this blend so you can spice it up as much as you’d like without over salting your food. We have taken our core Chili Powder product and kicked up the heat with Puya, Red Savina Habañero, and Meco Chipotle chilés. This spicy chilé blend is sure to satisfy your craving for that extra smoke and heat in your food. Try this blend as a dry rub on meat as a blackening seasoning, an addition to guacamole/salsa, or anything creative you can think of where a 1-2 punch of heat and flavor is what you’re getting into the ring for.

The Red Savinas are the hottest cultivar of the Habañeros and were the Guinness World Record holder for hottest pepper at 577,000 Scoville units from 1994 until 2006 before it was dethroned by the Ghost Chilé which is nearly twice as hot! Puyas are a tasty and semi fruity cousin of the Guajillo chilé which bring both spice and flavor to the table with about twice the heat.

Last, but certainly not least, the Meco Chipotle is the best Chipotle you’ve likely never had. Traditional Chipotles, known as Moritas, are Jalapeños which are picked green and then smoked. These are often found in chilé adobo sauces or anywhere a bright and punchy pepper flavor is desired. Meco Chipotles are extra ripe at harvest, allowed to fully mature on the vine before being picked and smoke dried. Meco Chipotles are often smoked for longer and have a pronouncedly smokier aroma and taste. They tend to be spicier than their early picked cousins and bring a depth of flavor from their vine ripened nature that most people have never even tried!

All of our products come vacuum sealed in a non-reactive and food safe Mylar bag with a tamper evident and heat sealed tear away strip. The Mylar bag features a reusable zipper closure for ease of use and storage which eliminates needing to transfer the product to another container. These bags are light, oxygen, and odor blocking for maximum protection from environmental factors that cause oxidation and rapid aging of volatile oils and flavor compounds. All of our products are sealed in these Mylar bags the day they are batched to ensure the best preservation of freshness and quality possible. Each product will also contain a 3-gram silica gel Tyvek desiccant packet to help absorb any moisture and oxygen in the bag over the course of its use. The desiccant packets are FDA approved as pharmaceutical/food grade and 100% non-toxic. We strongly encourage you to press all air out of the bag after each use before zipping close and to store bags in a cool place away from direct sunlight or any heat sources, such as an oven or microwave.


-This is what we believe in, it’s why we are here-

                        In this industry, all the big players in the market have to produce at such large volumes in order to be able to anticipate the demand of the market that product is often stockpiled and sitting around waiting for distribution. “It’ll always be available and it’s always on the shelf” is something you can count on. The downside is that when you go shopping and buy a jar of seasoning from any major brand in a grocery store the odds are very high that the product you picked up was produced a long, long time ago in a factory far away.

             I think we can all relate to what an old can of coffee grounds or a week old bottle of wine tastes like after it has been sitting around too long. It may have been good, even great, once… but time ages everyone and everything, sometimes for better, but usually for worse.

           Quality and Freshness are the primary goals that we at Rae&Ryan’s Gourmet Foods are looking to excel at, well besides creating new and unique flavors that will knock your socks off! We do not subscribe to the concept of compromising quality for the gains of quantity. We are not trying to make the fastest buck possible and get out before it all falls apart. We are working every day to create a brand you can trust and rely on to be the best and never compromise.

            That sounds good and well, but what does that actually mean you say? Well that means that we are as close to the source of the ingredients as possible so we know how old they are. A select few ingredients we grow ourselves here at the homestead and it doesn’t get fresher than that. The rest we source fresh/raw and organic as much as possible which gets processed and dried on site. The ingredients we can’t grow or source fresh we source already dried from only the highest of high quality suppliers who also believe in our philosophy of quality over quantity.

           What this means for you as the consumer is that you are guaranteed to receive product that was produced within the last month or less, often less. Some of our less common products or large volume orders are made to order and shipped within three days. When you open a vacuum sealed pouch of seasoning from Rae&Ryan’s your nose will know that what you hold in your hand has not been sitting in a hot factory, a flatbed truck or some lonely shelf for months or years. Your taste buds will confirm that what you have is the freshest and most potent seasoning available, short of going to your Grandma’s house.

            Stale and bland food doesn’t make any more sense than carrying a dull pocket knife or walking around with your shoe laces untied. I think we can all agree that:

Life’s too Short for Flavorless Food!

Recipes for Gun Powder

Turn up the heat and get cookin'!

This blend really shines as a blackening seasoning! A large handful of shrimp tossed in Gun Powder™ and salt, then cooked in a skillet with ample butter and fresh minced garlic makes a great Camaroñes al Diablo.
Salmon is particularly delicious when seasoned with salt and heavily dusted with Gun Powder™ then pan seared in a tablespoon or so of oil until browned on both sides. Add 1-2 tablespoons of butter and spoon the melted butter over the fish filet to baste it and then throw the skillet into your broiler to crisp it up. Salmon is best cooked to 145º, but not much over. Baste the filet with butter again after fully cooked and enjoy!
Pork chops or chicken breasts are great prepared the same way as the salmon, but need to be cooked to an internal temp of 165º.

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Additional information

Weight2.95 oz
Dimensions7 × 4.75 × .4 in

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