Crab Chilau Seafood Sauce - Florida Citrus + Free Shipping (US)

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Florida Citrus Chilau Seafood sauce has bold low-counry / gulf coast flavor with plenty onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic, cayenne pepper and sweet florida citrus.

Chilau Seafood Sauce - Tampa Tradition Since 1920

Chilau Seafood Sauce - #PutYourSpinOnIt

Posted by Spice Crafters on Thursday, October 20, 2016
Chilau Sauce has bold low country /gulf coast flavor with plenty onion, bell pepper, celery garlic and a spicy kick of cayenne pepper! It is excellent for making traditional Crab Chilau and delicious as an all purpose flavor enhancer for all types of dishes.  Must try!

Since every family has their own special recipe this concentrated version has the core flavor of Chilau leaving you enough room to Put Your Spin On It! 




Cuban, Italian and Spanish immigrants came to Tampa Bay in the late 1800's to work the factories in and around the Ybor City District. Once known as The Cigar Capital of the World, by the 1920's Ybor City was an epicenter for ethnic culture and fusion cuisine. As blue crabs were plentiful in the waters of Tampa Bay it quickly became a cheap go-to source of food for area families. Cuban residents introduced the Crab Croquettes (Tampa Style Deviled Crab), which became the signature street food that remains true to this day.

Another little-known dish called Cangrejo Enchilado (Crab Stew) was also introduced. Somehow, through mixing of cultures, recipe swapping and all the magic that happens when cultures collide, Crab Enchilado got shortened to just Crab Chilau, pronounced "Shalla" or "Shilaw" in my family. The macaroni factories and the Italian diaspora had something to do with spaghetti becoming the staple foundation for the dish while Spanish and African American families brought more spice variations and that Gulf Coast / Soul Food depth.

Every coastal region across the country have a signature seafood stew. Now in the form of a concentrated condiment, Chilau Sauce brings that bold rustic flavor that reminds you of an old-school down-home dish that speaks to your soul!



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