I like to use some of the frozen red bell peppers which I have roasted and frozen last summer but store bought works well. This meal goes well with a tossed salad or grilled zucchini, as well as garlic bread and Shiraz wine. Fresh fruit or espresso with biscotti makes a nice finish to the meal.
We first had one of these tasty little cocktails at a local place owned by Stephen and Sophia Lin. I also like a little bit of this stirred into iced tea for a great refreshing flavor boost. Garnish with cut fruit on a little spear or pop one of those paper umbrellas into a straw. Cute!
Panch Phoran is a Bengali spice mixture used to provide a base flavoring to many Indian recipes. The flavors drift from one to another with each bite, giving the spices a chance to surprisingly show the unique flavor rather than disappearing in a blur of spices ground together. The spices themselves are commonly found in Indian markets (at a much better price as well!), although some high end supermarkets may have them, provided their shelf space allows it. If you cannot find your spices there, I strongly suggest buying on the internet.
I found this on top tastes, posted by Teresa/Thunderbird. The recipe is not already on RZ, and although I haven't tried this yet, I want to keep it for reference. Teresa has many good recipes posted here at RZ, so I feel comfortable that it should be a good recipe and am willing to share it before I make this. Thanks, Teresa!
I am posting this for someone who can't find fairy food in their area. I have only had honeycomb chips but my husband has had the fairy food before, which I think should also be dipped in melted milk chocolate. I haven't made this recipe.