Make your own chili powder or flakes with those extra garden peppers be it jalapenos, thai, habanero or pepper of your choice. Be sure to use gloves when handling hot peppers. Be careful when grinding not to get any of the pepper dust into your nose and eyes. As they dry in the oven you'll find yourself sneezing from them. I've dried them whole you have to turn them it takes a little longer. Then you have spots that are not dry. It seems the skin keeps the moisture in. The amount depends on how many you dry.
Thai Curry Paste to use in recipes as required. Easy to prepare and will keep for two weeks in the fridge or several months if frozen.
Easily made gluten-free by ensuring soy and fish sauces are gluten-free
From Darlene Schmidt,Your Guide to Thai Food. Here's what she says,"This Thai red curry paste recipe is red hot! Check your spice-o-meter when preparing this paste, adding less fresh chili if you prefer milder dishes. Red curry paste makes for excellent Thai curry, including curry chicken and seafood curries, vegetarian curries, or noodles." I have made some slight changes. Enjoy!
Ras el Hanout ( "top of the shop" ) is a spice mixture from Morocco that can contain anywhere from 10-100 different spices. After checking cookbooks & searching online I decided on this combination for this spice mix.
The best method of making chili oil for Sichuan cooking I have found - from the outstanding Fuchsia Dunlop book "Sichuan Cookery". I use it for dipping sauces etc; my hubby pours it over his pasta for breakfast! The more sediment you have, the hotter it is.
This is a very traditional Thai Panang Curry Paste. It only takes about 2 tablespoons for most dishes. You can freeze the rest for future use. The first person to review this made numerous substitutions. I am so glad she made it anyway. I, strongly, believe if you don't have an ingredient - SUBSTITUTE!!! It is so much better than not trying something new.
Saw this on James Reeson's Alive and Cooking and thought it would work well. Serving sizes really depends on how much you need to use for your recipe and have estimated the quantity produced from watching the segment.
Great condiment to keep in your refrigerator for whenever you get the urge for Indian food. Will keep indefinitely if put up properly. Great for pork or chicken. Use 1 tablespoon for each 1 1/2 pounds of meat.
I cannot say how much zest one fruit yields. This is more of a technique. I needed dried zest for recipe #461844 #461844 and found the store-bought stuff just ridiculously expensive. Citrus zest enlivens various recipes: tea blends, mulled cider, cakes, pies, oatmeal, cookies, jellies & preserves, use in place of extracts, in caking frostings, flavored honey & butters, meat rubs, sauces & bbq sauce or give as a gift. Cook time is drying time.
Easy with lots of flavor! This is great sprinkled on buttered corn on the cob, mixed in with sour cream for a dip, over salads, rice, potatoes, the list is endless! Adapted from Gourmet magazine(2006). Southwestern, Mexican, also Middle Eastern and African!
I've found a wonderful discovery...lemongrass! The herb can be purchased at your local plant nursery so as to easily grow your own supply. The lemony flavor is wonderful used in Asian dishes, in marinades, curries, stir frys, soups, etc. Check out the additions and add modestly. I can't say it enough, not all marinades contain salt, so season with salt your chicken/pork/lamb/beef/shrimp, etc. before cooking. Marinade at least 2 hours or overnight.