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Here’s a lamb recipe from Aussie Chris Roylance. This delicious lamb is a little out of the ordinary with hints of Indian cuisine.
This recipe is courtesy of Saad Fayed. A restaurateur with an avid interest in preparing Middle Eastern cuisine, he has lived and traveled in many Middle Eastern countries, experiencing the flavors and specialties of each region. Saad is currently writing a cookbook that features his family's favorite dishes. Pomegranate syrup (also known as pomegranate molasses) can be purchased online from The Spice House.
This hearty Madagascar recipe is a pate of sorts; a very hot mixture spread over toast or crakers and served as an appetizer. Extremely Hot!
This typical sauce spices up most of Madagascar's dishes.
This citrus delight is simple to prepare and and just tart enough to complement the sweet-hot glaze. It is also nice when made in a bundt pan. Read more spicy holiday cake recipes by Dave DeWitt here.
This refreshing drink originated in India, where it is often served for
dessert after a meal of fiery hot curries. I have, of course, spiced up
a drink designed as a cool-down with the hottest chile in the world, the
'Bhut Jolokia', or ghost chile! Fruits such as pineapple, strawberries,
peaches, or pineapples may be added to or substituted for the mangoes.
Most pumpkin pies use canned solid-packed pumpkin, which gives the end product that nice smoothness we’ve all come to appreciate. The flesh you scrape out of a large pumpkin is more akin to wet pasta than what you find in a can. No one likes runny pumpkin pie. Luckily, my friend Sam had some experience dealing with scavenged pumpkin meat. On his advice, I strained the pumpkin through some cheese cloth and let it dry until it was damp but not wet, then pureed it until I had the 2 cups called for in the recipe.
You can read the entire article by Mark Masker on the Burn! Blog here.
The technique of soaking a food in a liquid to flavor it—or in the case of meats, to tenderize the cut—was probably brought to the Caribbean by the Spanish. A marinade is easier to use than a paste, and when grilling your jerk meats, the marinade can also be used as a basting sauce. “In Jamaica,” notes food writer Robb Walsh, “like Texas barbecue, jerk is served on butcher paper and eaten with your hands.” Serve this version of jerk with a salad and grilled plantains.
Take a meatloaf recipe from the Midwest, transfer it to New Mexico, add some green chile (El Pinto brand bottled, flame-roasted works great), and bingo, a spiced-up old standard made even more delicious. Serve with baked potatoes, vegetable, salad. It makes great sandwiches the next day.