Chile - Piquin
This recipe and others can be found in the 12-part illustrated series "A World of Curries". You can read all about this unique Indian flavor here.
This recipe is courtesy of the Equatorial Penang hotel in Penang, Malaysia. It is a classic Indonesian dish that combines the heat of chiles with the exotic fragrances of the Spice Islands. Note that this recipe requires advance preparation.
Use this recipe to eliminate excess salt from your diet or to reduce the amount of salt in many recipes. It tastes the best, of course, when you grow and dry your own herbs, but commercially purchased dried herbs will work also. Try this mixture on baked potatoes, pasta, and vegetables—especially corn on the cob.
Yakatori got its name from the Japanese words—yaki for grilled and tori for chicken. I have already taken some liberties with traditional recipes in making this spicy version, so if you would prefer, it can also be made with pork. Plain white rice and a crisp cucumber salad is all that is need to complete a light and tasty meal.
'This salsa is served either smooth or as a salsa that has texture. It's best made with fully ripe tomatoes, but if they aren't available, canned tomatoes can be substituted. '
Hawaiian chiles are difficult to find, even in Hawaii. There are no commercial growing operations and the ones grown in back yards are often eaten by birds. Substitute fresh piquins, bird’s eye, or the small Thai prik kee nu chiles.
In this recipe, the chicken absorbs the flavors of what it is simmered in. You can use hard taco shells for more traditional tacos if you wish.
The Russians are the true inventors of pepper vodka and they flavor
their vodka most commonly with cayenne. Any type of small fresh or dried
chile pepper that will fit in the bottle will work. Be sure to taste it
often and remove the chiles when it reaches the desired heat--the longer
the chiles are left in, the hotter the vodka will get! Serving
Suggestions: Serve over ice or in tomato juice for an “instant” bloody
mary. Note: This recipe requires advance preparation.
Don't ask me why, but it is essential to observe the sauteing and boiling times here. This is one of the favorite dishes in Cajun Country. We have spiced this recipe up a bit from its usual incarnation.
My husband is an excellent cook of Hungarian foods. Following is his personal recipe for Paprika Chicken, a very refined version of this classic dish. Serve accompanied by egg noodles, plain rice, or boiled potatoes. In Hungary, this dish is traditionally served with small egg dumplings called galuska.
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