I bought some beautiful jalapeno peppers to pickle. I often put pickled jalapeno peppers on my tuna sandwiches or put them in my Cheese Quesadillas. Yes, I like pickled jalapeño peppers and it does give it a special taste.
If you want to do some serious and long lasting pickling you must properly sterilize the jar. You have various methods for the home cook of which the easiest, for me, is to boil the jar and the lid in water, cold start, for 20 minutes. Continue Reading
Harissa is a hot chili paste or thick sauce from North Africa. It is absolutely addictive with tagines or couscous dishes needing some heat. Normally it is sold in tubes or small tins. I have seen it only once in Nairobi. It was at Springfield butchery at ABC plaza.
So by necessity I do it myself. Warning, it is the only recipe which I found boring and seriously tedious to make. Yes, deseeding chili is a slow process. However, the reward is a fantastic and high quality product. My friends love it. Continue Reading