Soup, Sauce & Gravy

May 29

A British Indian Classic Chicken Vindaloo Recipe thanks to the Portuguese

This chicken vindaloo recipe has been a long time in development, not just in my kitchen, but vindaloo curry is also one of the reasons today why we think of Indian food as hot, not just because of it’s famed heat, but because it owes it origin to Portuguese traders before becoming a British Indian classic curry. …

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Apr 23

Dogs Nose Salsa (Xni Pec) – Habanero salsa from the Yucatan

Dogs Nose Salsa, or its proper name Xni Pec, is another Mexican salsa with a funny name, e.g Pico de gallo (The rooster’s beak). Xni-Pec (pronounced “shnee pek”) is ancient Mayan for “The Dog’s Nose”, probably because you’ll be sweating like a Dog’s nose after eating it because of the addition of habanero chilli peppers. …

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Mar 31

Compound Butter – The easy way to add flavor to a meal

Compound butter, or more commonly known as flavoured butter is a really easy and cheap way to add flavour to a dish without the effort of making a sauce. You’ve probably seen it most often on top of a steak in a restaurant, melting slowly adding a little zing of flavour to the meat. The …

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Dec 18

Chili Oil – Quick, Easy & Homemade

Walk through the grocery store and you will see an abundance of oils, vinegars and even alcohol infused with herbs and vegetables. Included in this vast selection of flavored liquids for food, are vegetable oils infused with a variety of chilies (hot peppers). The combinations are definitely enticing, but the price can be expensive. Honestly, …

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Nov 24

Homemade Roast Turkey Soup

Preparing a turkey soup from the remains of Thanksgiving has become the second most important dish after the pot pies from the remains of the turkey for me. Unfortunately, most people are so stuffed after the Thanksgiving Dinner that the turkey carcass is discarded and that is a true shame. If you still have your …

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