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Soltero FAQ - 4/20/2021

Updated: Apr 22, 2021


What is spiced oil?

Spiced Oil is a blend of olive oil and sunflower oil infused with chili peppers, herbs, and spices to create unique flavors to be used in a variety of ways.

How do you use spiced oil?

You can used spiced oil as cooking oil, sauce, marinade, salad dressing, etc. It can be used in many ways.

Does spiced oil need to be refrigerated?

No. You can keep spiced oil in the pantry at room temperature like most cooking oils.

What is the stuff at the bottom of the bottle?

The stuff at the bottom that gives the oils a lava lamp effect is liquid that was extracted from the fresh produce during the infusion process. Since water is typically heavier than oil, the water sinks to the bottom of the bottle. Shaking the bottle thoroughly is recommended to allow all the flavors to be distributed evenly. Some spiced oils will have more of this liquid at the bottom because more fresh produce was used in that specific batch. Some spiced oils like “Vampira” and “Pumpkin Spice” use mostly dry ingredients in the infusion process, so they have little to none.

What blend of oil is used in the spiced oils?

20% Olive Oil / 80% Sunflower Oil

What other foods can spiced oils be used on?

Charcuterie – Seriously, I am not kidding. Try it. You will thank me.

Popcorn – Every flavor works well with popcorn, especially the pumpkin spice when topped with powdered sugar. Make yourself a popcorn sampler and top every bowl with a different flavor. It’s a fun time.

Bread – Use it on toast in place of butter, coat your bread on your sandwiches, or sprinkle over bruschetta.

Pasta – Use in place of olive oil. You can coat the pasta in spiced oil before serving to add another coat of flavor. Vampira goes great on pizza.

Sauces – You can add spiced oils to any sauce to add flavor to them. I use them to add flavor or spice to ketchup, ranch, soy sauce, barbecue sauce, etc. Kickboxer with soy sauce, Vampira with ketchup, and Senor Verde with ranch dressing are some of my faves. You can also use the oils alone as dipping sauces for eggrolls, dumplings, etc. The options are endless when it comes to Soltero Saucery.

Dressings – Mix any of the spiced oils with a little bit of lemon, salt, and pepper to top off your salads if you want to keep it light. You can also add any of the spiced oils to your favorite dressing to add some additional spice and flavor.

Hot Sauce – Use the oils on breakfast tacos, tamales, French fries, and on top of any Mexican food. Vampira on breakfast tacos? YES!

Stir-fry/Pan-fry – You can use any of the spiced oils with stir-fry depending on the flavor that you are going for. I enjoy using Kickboxer and Senor Rojo for my chicken and seafood stir-fry, but I use Senor Verde and Vampira for beef and pork stir-fry. Add oil to pan when it is still cool. Do not add when pan is hot!!!

Hot Wings – You can marinate the wings before and then coat as well before serving them. Grilling, baking, or stir-frying the wings works best with these oils.

Grilling -Marinate any protein before placing on the grill. Grilled veggies also work well with spiced oils.

Which order is best when doing a tasting?

I always recommend doing a tasting before using these oils so you get an idea of the level of flavor and spice in each. I prefer using toast points, saltine crackers or very fresh white bread. Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt on each bite to bring out the flavor. Use sugar on Pumpkin Spice

1. Senor Naranjo

2. Azteca

3. Senor Verde

4. Santa Muerte

5. Diavolo

6. Kickboxer

7. Taquero

8. Senor Rojo

8. Bella Donna

9. Vampira

Should I mix the flavors?

Absolutely!! One of my favorite things to do is mix the flavors. I often use multiple flavors of spiced oil on the same dish.

What can you pair each spiced oil with?

“Senor Naranjo”

Flavor – heavy sweet pepper flavor, light garlic; mild to no spice

Ingredients – sweet peppers, guajillo, onion, garlic, dill, allspice

Pairings – seafood, chicken, cold salad

“Senor Verde”

Flavor – green pepper flavor, like a garden; medium spice

Ingredients – jalapeno, serrano, poblano, arbol, guajillo, bell pepper, green onion, garlic, basil, allspice

Pairings – eggs, classic breakfast, beef

“Senor Rojo”

Flavor – red pepper flavors with habanero; spicy

Ingredients – habanero, jalapeno, guajillo, arbol, bell pepper, red onion, garlic, thyme, allspice

Pairings – chicken, beef, seafood, breakfast

“Pumpkin Spice”

Flavor – the flavors are classic pumpkin spice; enhance with sugar if preferred; no spice

Ingredients – cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, allspice, ginger, monk fruit sweetener, erythritol, stevia

Pairings – French toast, pancakes, popcorn, breakfast sausage


Flavor – heavy citrus and spice, very fresh and zesty; spicy

Ingredients – Thai bird pepper, kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, chives, ginger, galangal, onion, garlic, Thai basil, allspice

Pairings – ramen, pho, stir-fry, seafood


Flavor – heavy garlic and spice; fire

Ingredients – California reaper, ghost pepper, red-tail scorpion, habanero, arbol, bell pepper, onion, garlic, thyme, allspice

Pairings – pizza, pasta, breakfast tacos, chicken, beef, seafood


Flavor – equal balance of spice, fresh herbs, and peppers; spicy

Ingredients – jalapeno, serrano, habanero, arbol, green onion, garlic, basil, thyme, lemongrass

Pairings – this is a universal all-around blend, which lends to almost any dish.


Flavor – Heavy poblano flavor; mild to no spice

Ingredients – poblano, ancho, arbol, bell pepper, green onion, garlic, bay leaves, allspice

Pairings – chicken, beef, cold salads, eggs

“Bella Donna”

Flavor – Sweet Pepper + Carolina Reaper; fire

Ingredients – Carolina reaper, sweet pepper, garlic, basil, thyme, tarragon, allspice

Pairings – chicken, seafood, hot bread

“Santa Muerte”

Flavor – herbs and spices traditionally used in Mexican dishes; spicy

Ingredients – jalapeno, serrano, habanero, arbol, garlic, epazote, cumin, oregano, cilantro, allspice

Pairings – most proteins, Mexican food


Flavor – Spicy cilantro lime; hot

Ingredients – jalapeno, serrano, cilantro, lime, garlic, oregano, allspice

Pairings – street tacos, most proteins, Mexican food


Flavor – spicy Italian herbs + Calabrian pepper; hot

Ingredients – basil, thyme, oregano, coriander, rosemary, sage, garlic, Calabrian pepper

Pairings – Italian food, most protein

Thank you!

Louie Constante – Owner



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