Brown sugar dry rub with guajillo and pasilla chiles

I’ve been working on a brown sugar dry rub for [primarily] pork but also other meats such as beef and chicken. I’m getting closer…this one is very good. It incorporates some dried Mexican chiles. In order to blend up the chiles smoothly and incorporate the oils, I processed the chiles and garlic in a food…

Pickled chiles

I posted a photo of fermenting chiles a while back on Instagram, and now want to follow up with the recipe and final pics of the product. I am so enjoying these pickled chiles. Almost a bit sweet and sour with a hint of garlic and a finish of good heat. I’ve used the pickle…

Pork banh mi (Vietnamese baguette sandwich)

These sandwiches using vietnamese baguettes seem to be the latest craze in Melbourne.  The vietnamese baguette is essentially a french baguette that is made with a bit of rice flour so it is lighter on the inside and crunchier on the outside.  There are a range of options, but I made the ‘traditional’ version.  …

Thai chile hot sauce

I found a recipe for hot sauce that is similar to the way Tabasco makes their hot sauce, except for the 3 years of cask! 1 lb (0.5 kg) Thai chiles, topped2 Tb sea salt1.5 cups white vinegar Purée chile and salt in a food processor, then let cure in a sealed jar for 2…