Do use the best possible ingredients for this dish, right down to the salt and pepper. There are astounding differences in something as simple as salt and quality does matter here! No worries, though, a little quality salt goes a long way!
As far as pepper goes, it's of the utmost importance that you use freshly ground here - none of that horrible pre-ground stuff, please!
In terms of hot sauce, I'd really recommend you go with Sriracha or other Asian type hot sauce. Steer clear of Tabasco or other vinegar-driven sauces. There are times when the vinegary bite of these sauces are a good accent. This is not one of those times!