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Re: Hot Sauce and Chili Pepper Heads thread

Postby Hobbes on Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:01 am

Some good hot sauce to use on just about anything, especially pasta, is Huy Fong Sriracha Sauce. It can be found at many Thai restaurants, or if your area has a large Asian community, then you can find it at many of the asian food stores. Also, it is a standard side at every Pho noddle house. Delicious.
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Re: Hot Sauce and Chili Pepper Heads thread

Postby Elastoman on Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:03 pm

Grew up in New Mexico - the official state question is "red or green." Chile comes with/on/in EVERYTHING. In many instances, if you don't want chile, you have to specify. Then you have to reassure them that nothing's wrong, you just don't want any.

This upbringing has lead to some of the most frustrating converstaions of my life. First: chile is not a spice. It is an ingredient, and sometimes, it's the main ingredient. People can't grasp this. Second: "Chili" is what they make in Texas with meat and beans. "Chile" is the vegetable, and the source of all life. Get it right. Third: Chile is singular. You don't make enchiladas with "green chiles." If you say this to a New Mexican, you'll sound like an ass, we'll know you're an outsider, and we'll laugh as you sweat your way through a bowl of Green Chile Stew. I understand that this is a regional thing, and the converse of these statements may be true in other parts of the country. But those people are infidels, and sodomites, and just dead wrong.

Another misconception - not all mexican food is the same. Trust me on this. Texas mexican food is very different from Arizona mexican food. California me...well...I won't even call it mexican. New Mexican food is a thing all it's own, and it's heaven on a plate.

Alright. Now I'm starving, six hundred miles from my favorite place to get a good plate of enchiladas, and I only have an hour for lunch. Damn.

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PS: What's this Arizona thing for calling a Burrito a burro? Yeah, I know what it means in spanish, and that's fine. But it just sounds stupid.
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Re: Hot Sauce and Chili Pepper Heads thread

Postby Crundy on Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:25 am

I'm growing Dorset Naga chillis this year :-)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorset_Naga
Should be able to make a rather spicy sauce to please the great noodly one with those.
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Re: Hot Sauce and Chili Pepper Heads thread

Postby anthrobabe on Sun Jul 27, 2008 2:12 am

Elastoman wrote:Grew up in New Mexico - the official state question is "red or green." Chile comes with/on/in EVERYTHING. In many instances, if you don't want chile, you have to specify. Then you have to reassure them that nothing's wrong, you just don't want any.

This upbringing has lead to some of the most frustrating converstaions of my life. First: chile is not a spice. It is an ingredient, and sometimes, it's the main ingredient. People can't grasp this. Second: "Chili" is what they make in Texas with meat and beans. "Chile" is the vegetable, and the source of all life. Get it right. Third: Chile is singular. You don't make enchiladas with "green chiles." If you say this to a New Mexican, you'll sound like an ass, we'll know you're an outsider, and we'll laugh as you sweat your way through a bowl of Green Chile Stew. I understand that this is a regional thing, and the converse of these statements may be true in other parts of the country. But those people are infidels, and sodomites, and just dead wrong.

Another misconception - not all mexican food is the same. Trust me on this. Texas mexican food is very different from Arizona mexican food. California me...well...I won't even call it mexican. New Mexican food is a thing all it's own, and it's heaven on a plate.

Alright. Now I'm starving, six hundred miles from my favorite place to get a good plate of enchiladas, and I only have an hour for lunch. Damn.

~E.

PS: What's this Arizona thing for calling a Burrito a burro? Yeah, I know what it means in spanish, and that's fine. But it just sounds stupid.


I think I like you-- but, I am from AZ(so am I infidel or sodomite? :wink: )--- we never called them burros-- burros are hooved animals-- we called them 'tortillas with stuff in them' and we got them in our lunch all the time-- at least the torts were usually homemade--- aka a sandwich(and yes at times it was PB&J). Anyway the best food in the world-- and it's not TX-Mex, New-Mex, I could stab people with glee that call Taco Bell mexican- or anything else but good old home cooking is at my mother in laws home in South Tucson.
Oh and I had a friend buy me a jar of 'Chili Addict brand Habanero Jam with peach"--- that was slap in the face good. Then I found a web site for it. Seems everything you can purchase from this site is made in New Mexico-- looks very interesting. However,
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Re: Hot Sauce and Chili Pepper Heads thread

Postby FirstMateNate on Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:01 pm

My all-time favorite:
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Re: Hot Sauce and Chili Pepper Heads thread

Postby Elastoman on Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:00 pm

FirstMateNate wrote:Uncle Billy's Voodoo Jerk Slather


I could relate a funny story about how my friend learned to wash his hands thoroughly between cutting jalepenos and using the restroom, and make off color jokes about "Voodoo Jerk Slather," but I think I'll just giggle about it instead.

And RE: Anthrobabe - didn't mean to start a war between states here, and I admit I may have been a little overzealous. Yes, home-made (wherever home is) is the best. Always. And I assure you that where I'm at now (Live in Phoenix, work in Chandler) there are quite a lot of people that use the "burro" nomenclature for "tortilla with stuff in." Sure, there are those who know better. But many don't. And for the Chili Addict stuff - yeah, they're good folks. Also, if you can find Sadie's salsas, they're awesome.

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Re: Hot Sauce and Chili Pepper Heads thread

Postby Crundy on Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:21 am

My Dorset Naga plant is just starting to get flower buds on it. I couldn't wait that long, as I promosed to make a blisteringly hot curry for people at work here, so I ordered some fresh ones online :-)
http://www.peppersbypost.biz/
I'll have to let you know what they're like after the taste test!
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Postby doug6949 on Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:03 pm

Dr. Otis Lansa wrote:Image
http://www.huyfong.com/no_frames/sriracha.htm

This is the good stuff.... We call it "vietnamese ketchup" (and I've even heard others call it that). Good on damned near anything and SPICY with a clean chili taste.


Sriracha used to be made from seranno chile peppers. Huy Fong watered it down when the food chains started carrying it. Still the best pepper paste around though.
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Re: Hot Sauce and Chili Pepper Heads thread

Postby Ubi Dubium on Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:04 pm

I've got a big bottle of Sriracha in my fridge - Once I found it I gave up on Tabasco and Texas Pete. Sriracha has a good dose of garlic in it, so it wins!
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Re: Hot Sauce and Chili Pepper Heads thread

Postby Of course on Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:47 pm

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^That stuff is easily my favorite. (Serving size: 1 teaspoon....HA!!)


Also recently I've been getting into some Carribean sauces. Them habanero sauces can be total knockouts.




I do NOT eat anything that isn't spicy as hell.

This excludes spaghetti, because I load it up with red pepper flakes.
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Re: Hot Sauce and Chili Pepper Heads thread

Postby cck888 on Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:59 pm

If you want some really hot sauce try daves insanity sauce. This is some really hot stuff.
http://carolinasauce.stores.yahoo.net/2f0001-1062204841.html
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Re: Hot Sauce and Chili Pepper Heads thread

Postby Crundy on Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:31 am

Just got my new consignment of Dorset Naga chillis and a mystery mixed bag. I've identified a few. See if you can work any out:

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Re: Hot Sauce and Chili Pepper Heads thread

Postby Roy Hunter on Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:51 pm

I am a bit of a chili pepper enthusiast. I use green Tabasco (made with jalapenos) on lesser foods like poached eggs; I use red Tabasco (habaneros) in more acceptable high-carbohydrate foods like soup or paella; but in anything sacred like spaghetti alla arrabiata, I use chili peppers themselves. A day is not complete without scaling the peaks of the Scoville scale.

I've got some good Sabatier knives to chop them with (you can also hold them between your teeth when you're swinging from ship to ship on a rope. I mean the knives, not the chilis), and you can also use the flat edge to crush garlic with. Get some knife skills - it impresses the wenches. No, really, it does...

There are some things to remember when cooking with chilis: coat your hands with olive oil first to stop the capsiacin soaking into your skin and burning you; wash your hands before you chop onions (the onions make you cry, you wipe your eyes, the chili on your fingers makes you go blind and walk around the kitchen bumping into hot stoves, other people and sharp implements); and wash your hands BEFORE going to the lavatory as well as afterwards. Do not ask me how I found that one out.
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Re: Hot Sauce and Chili Pepper Heads thread

Postby superlease on Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:50 pm

I've been buying chili pepper sauces and salsas from "Made In New Mexico," an online retailer that sells a ton of different brands, http://www.madeinnewmexico.com/southwestern-home-decor-chile-chili-pepper-products.html. That's the page for their Chile Pepper Products. I buy the Chili Pepper Pods and grind them up. They also have some pre-ground pepper spices, but I haven't tried them. I have, however, tried their Thermonuclear Meltdown sauce, which is here: http://www.madeinnewmexico.com/southwest-foods-southwest-salsas-sauces.html

And, no, I have no relationship to these guys...I'm just a satisfied customer.
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Re: Hot Sauce and Chili Pepper Heads thread

Postby PantyGnawer on Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:38 pm

Crundy wrote:Just got my new consignment of Dorset Naga chillis and a mystery mixed bag. I've identified a few. See if you can work any out:

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#2 is the elusive and rare "Vagina Pepper"!
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