Ingredient - Chile peppers
Pili pili, also called piri piri, is served as a table condiment in all West African countries, where it heats up grilled meat, poultry, shrimp, fish, and even vegtable dishes. Nearly any green chile can be used to make this sauce. Some recipes call for tomatoes or tomato sauce to be added, and some recipes call for red chiles, either fresh or dried. To make Pili Pili Mayonaise, combine 1 tablespoon of this sauce with one cup of mayonaise and serve with cold, cooked, shelled sprimps or prawns.
Pili pili, often called piri piri, is served as a table condiment in
West Africa, where it heats up grilled meat, poultry, shrimp, and fish.
Nearly any green chile can be used to make this sauce. Some recipes call
for tomatoes or tomato sauce to be added.
Here is the traditional way the Sumatrans cook the often-tough meat of the water buffalo--by slowly simmering it in coconut milk. This recipe takes some time to make, but it's worth it. It keeps for months in the freezer, so make a lot. Serve the rendang over rice.
Square dumpling wrappers are not just for making dumplings. They can also be cut into short, 1/4- to 1/2-inch-wide strips and cooked with delicious results. This spicy crab-and-bacon stir-fry combination was given to me by an Indonesian friend living in New England. Indonesians love hot, spicy foods, and this dish is no exception. Feel free to add the fresh chilies to your taste. I do not use oil for this stir-fry. The bacon usually has enough fat for stir-frying the other ingredients.
This classic Yucatecan salsa is definitely wild. Xnipec, pronounced
"SCHNEE-peck," is Mayan for “dog's nose.” Serve it--carefully--with
grilled poultry or fish.
Michael and Diane Phillips: This is one of Michael’s favorite accompaniments to grilled sausages or hot dogs. It’s also good on hamburgers.
Popular with the Yemenite Jews in Israel and in the Middle East, this
hot sauce starts with a paste of garlic and peppers plus whatever spices
the individual cook chooses, along with cilantro and/or parsley. There
are two versions, this green one and a red one that uses red sweet and
hot peppers. Tomatoes are sometimes added to tone down the sauce, which
can be quite spicy. This quick and easy sauce serves as a table
condiment, as a sauce for grilled fish or meat or for eggs, or can be
added to soups and stews just before serving. It goes especially well
with lamb kabobs.
So named because it was served to visitors of chili con carne cookoffs
by the Red Ass Chili Team. This mix will spice up your morning and
possibly help with that hangover from the night before. Omit the
habanero unless you like it extremely hot! I've heard that this mix is
also good without alcohol, but I've never tried it that way.