This is so cool, I'm posting here for safekeeping. Posted by erinwyso from Olives for Dinner. Here's what she says, "Besides producing beautiful shapes and textures, spherification techniques can also alter the intensity of flavors. Here I've created sriracha pearls, which were then dropped into a viscous and sweet glaze over well-seared tofu cubes. Instead of producing an even heat level throughout, these pearls created tiny yet fiery pops of isolated heat in each bite. These pearls can be made beforehand, and stored in cold vegetable oil until ready to use. They just simply need to be rinsed in a bit of cold water first, and will be quite sturdy once formed. "