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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.


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This is my version of a recipe that originally appeared in Mary Land’s 
Louisiana Cookery (1954). I have spiced it up a bit. Okay, more than a
bit, and added a few other spices. This sauce is served with grilled
seafood and chicken, but if you wanted to sneak it onto some steamed
shrimp or crawdads, I wouldn’t turn you in to the food police. It will
keep in the refrigerator for a week and freezes nicely.

This sauce is seriously hot! Recipe by Mike Stines, Ph.B.

The neighboring island of Mauritius in the Mascarenes has a harissa-like 
sauce called mazavaroo that is usually served on sandwiches. This recipe
for it was given to one of my writers, Leyla Loued-Khenissime, by
Virjanan Jeenea, the sous-chef at the Oberoi Hotel in Mauritius. Leyla
writes: “I was happy to see that his recipe is simple compared to others
I have run into. I tried it four different ways: with fresh bird's eye
peppers and again with fresh Thai dragon peppers, then adding shrimp
paste to one and ginger to the other. The best result I obtained was by
following the Oberoi recipe with the bird's eye peppers, although it
still lacks that smoky fantasia found in the jar I initially bought.
Below is the Oberoi's adapted version.”
This is the sauce that is traditionally served over smoked ribs in 
Memphis and other parts of Tennessee. Some cooks add prepared yellow
mustard to the recipe. It can be converted into a basting sauce by
adding more beer and a little more vinegar. Add more hot sauce to taste,
or substitute red chile or cayenne powder.
I grow a lot of Peruvian ají chiles in my garden every year, and I 
always put aside a large bag of them to take to Miguel, our computer
wizard friend from Peru. On my second or third trip to Miguel's (it was
a bumper harvest of chiles), he was having a late lunch with this ají
sauce over his rice.
Named after the zombie-like stilt character that prowls around during 
Carnival celebrations, this sauce features two ingredients common to
Trinidadian commercial sauces, papaya and mustard. The sauce can be used
as a condiment or as a marinade for meat, poultry, and fish.

Rick Browne, Ph.B., host of the PBS show “Barbecue America” and the author of The Best Barbecue on Earth and nine other books, is supplying articles and recipes to the Fiery Foods & Barbecue SuperSite.


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This Brazilian sauce is traditionally served over black-eyed pea 
fritters (acaraj, called accra in the West Indies), but can also be
spread over other bland foods such as potatoes. It has an intense shrimp
flavor and high heat. It is traditionally made with dende, palm oil, but
I have substituted one with less saturated fat. Variation: Add 1
teaspoon minced cilantro and 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger to the paste.
Brazilian barbecues are justly famous, and this sauce can be used for 
basting during the slow cooking process. Feel free to use it for
American-style barbecues as well.

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