I was always intrigued with the idea of making a fermented hot sauce, but toning down the vinegar content to highlight the fermented character of the sauce. I also like a bit of garlic, so I wanted that in my sauce. Last, I wanted to bring more heat!
Koji brings magic to many foods, and is very easy to make at home.
If you like hot peppers, garlic, and smoky goodness, this bottled sorcery is for you.
Gochujang, fermented Korean-style chile paste, is a staple in my kitchen. With a bumper crop of peppers, I set out to make my own.
In other blog posts, I have shared how to make some fresh tomatillo salsa and how to use them in delicious pork chili verde. This recipe today, salsa verde, is the original reason I grew tomatillos. I wanted to make a tangy green salsa to enjoy all year.
Fermentation adds depth and complexity to the flavor of foods. A jar of fermented hot peppers makes a great base for flavorful sauces.
It’s the season for fresh anchovies from the Adriatic Sea. Learn how to make your own salt cured anchovies!
I’m always looking for new things to do with garlic, and have three methods to share in this post: garlic confit, garlic honey, and black garlic. Each one very simple to make, but each giving you a unique garlic product to enjoy.
Here’s how to make a mouth numbing Sichuan chili oil with the solids left over from making hot sauce.
Miscela Esplosiva is a hot mixture of miscellaneous ingredients, like a very spicy, finely minced hot giardiniera. Perfect sandwich spread.