Chile-Infused Syrup

system Cooking Leave a Comment

Dave,My husband and I recently had a "red hot passion" drink at Chambers in Minneapolis. It was the most delicious concoction of flavors I have ever had (chili-infused passion syrup mixed with Makers Mark Whiskey). We want to make this for our families at Christmas or New Years. We have tried to find a way to make our own chili-infused …

Using Ripe Poblanos for a Sauce

system Cooking Leave a Comment

Dave-I just harvested my first fully red and ripe poblano chile. I am interested in making a red chile sauce for chicken enchiladas as I often do with dried anchos. Do you have any recommendations on transforming these ripe, fresh red poblanos into sauce? I have recipes for dried anchos, but not the fresh poblanos rojos. I have thought about …

Easy Jalapeno Dip

system Cooking Leave a Comment

Hi Dave,I really love your website!I thought you’d be the best person to ask. At a recent potluck there was a delicious dip. It was a pale green (like the color of that frozen guacamole) and the taste was incredible–just the taste of pure fresh jalapenos. The man who brought it told me his mom had made it, and all …

Homemade Chilli Paste

system Cooking Leave a Comment

Dear Dave:I have an excess of fresh, small green chillis and have been told that I can make a chilli paste to store for future use, but have been unable to find a recipe. Thank you,Sue in OZHello Sue:Simply remove the seeds and stems, grind the chillis in a food processor with a little salt and freeze the resulting paste.Dave …

Hot Paprika

system Cooking Leave a Comment

Hi Dave,I have a couple of questions. First off,where can I find hot paprika? Second, I was looking to infuse olive oil with chilis. Should I use peppers or pepper extract and how long will it last? Thanks,Bill Hello Bill:Do a Google search for "pimenton" which is the hot Spanish smoked paprika. Another hot paprika is "Espelette" from southern France. All American …