I can't believe I'm posting this - it seems so trivial. But I will carry on regardless! :D Today, it occurred to me that I might be using pepper and salt mills incorrectly. I've always turned pepper and salt mills in one direction; clockwise.
Today, for some reason I started to doubt this was...
Please help me. My wife has begun to draw my attention to the layer of black pepper that surrounds the front burners of our stove after I’m done cooking. She concludes that I was being careless when I use the pepper mill over my eggs in the morning. I didn’t quite believe it, but I've tried to...
Now firstly, I'm not sure why you would want to do this. Secondly, I cannot vouch that it is true. I was doing a bit of research on paprika and came across this:
Look at the bottom of the pepper (not stalk end). If it has 3 bumps its male. If it has 4 bumps its female. At this point you all...
Karen ordered some Aji Panca dried chilis and a small sample packet of this salt came with the order. I haven't tried it yet and was wondering if anyone has had any experience with it? Ghost peppers are also known as Bhut Jolokia.
This recipe is really easy to do and looks pretty. Kewra water is made from the extract distilled from the flower of the Pandanus plant and is very aromatic. It can be easily obtained from Indian stores in the UK and some supermarkets. If you can’t find it you could use rose water. For a...
5 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons melted unsalted butter.
3 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons freshly cracked or ground black pepper.
2 tablespoons of ground coffee beans separated in half
2 teaspoons active dry yeast.
1 cup warm water (about 110? F)
1 tablespoon sugar.
1 teaspoon salt.
1 large egg.
This is a little fiddly to make but not at all difficult. The filo strips stick nicely to the aubergine and peppers so there is no need for a mould. I served it as a starter. For a vegan version you could substitute sun dried tomatoes or capers for the anchovy.
Ingredients (makes 2 to 3...
2 x 250 gm Beef fillets, at least 25mm thick.
1 tblsp Prepared mustard sauce
2 tblsp Cracked black peppercorns
1 tblsp Olive oil
150 ml Beef stock
100 ml Plain yoghurt
Sprinkle the salt over both sides of the fillets then brush both sides with the mustard sauce...
2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper
2 teaspoons sea salt
500 g prawns, shelled and deveined
2 tablespoons olive oil
Mix the flour, pepper and salt in a bowl. Add the prawns and toss well to ensure they are coated.
Heat the oil in a frying pan or...
We love squid. I must post my recipe for Portuguese squid stew, which is slow cooked until tender. This recipe is quick-cooked so it is also tender.
5 squid. Prepared and tube cut into rings and tentacle part cut in two is large.
2 bowls of potato or corn flour/starch (the photo is corn...
I thought about making this a poll, but sometimes folks just mark a poll choice and not respond with an answer. When you make a multi-ingredient dish, do you find it necessary to add salt and/or pepper at the table?
I rarely if ever find myself adding either at the table. I did when I was...
The essence of this recipe is the vanilla pepper oil. Chef Coby Lee Ming mentioned infusing oil with vanilla and pepper and using it in a vinaigrette. This sounds brilliant, but I wanted to take it somewhere else. She used pepper and vanilla bean, while I used szechuan peppercorns, pepper, and...
Texas is a near neighbor. We visit there often and have friends and family from Texas. Two things about REAL Chili: no beans and cubed rather than ground meat. Two items subject to discussion (argument): tomato products or no tomato products; onions or no onions
The one thing all Texans agree...
I made the salt cod for this dish by simply covering the cod fillets in sea salt and leaving to cure for 24 hours. But you could, of course use ready made salt cod.
300g salt cod, soaked in cold water, poached and shredded.
500g mashed potato
Oil for deep frying
A lot of meals I make are designed to accommodate vegan and pescatarian and/or carnivores in the house. Starting off with a basic sauce and taking it in several directions is a good option. This is a straightforward sauce to make. You could add minced meat instead of the soya mince for a meat...
125 ml Plain yoghurt
1 tblsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tblsp Whisky
1 tblsp Whole black peppercorns
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Heat the plain yoghurt in a small saucepan stirring continuously until almost boiling (do not boil). Stir in the Worcestershire sauce and...
This is based on a James Martin recipe for black pepper beef which I adapted. I serve it with egg fried rice.
300g chicken breast, sliced across the grain
1 tbsp light soy sauce
2 tbsp dry sherry
2 garlic cloves, peeled, finely chopped
1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
8 chicken drumsticks, skinned
4 teaspoons freshly cracked black peppercorns
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
Juice of a lime
1 onion, halved and thinly sliced
2 onions, chopped
6 garlic cloves, chopped or pureed
30 mm piece ginger, chopped or pureed
oil, for frying
200 ml water