Hey folks, guess what? This week we have another last minute addition to my review line-up but, unlike the previous one, it’s not because of some seasonal tradition. It’s because, just last thursday, I received something special and unexpected from one of my favourite producers.
Along with my latest order from The Chilli Alchemist – The intended contents of which you’ll be seeing quite soon – was a product so new that it isn’t even on their website yet:
The company’s “Venus” mayo, made with the legendary carolina reaper and set to grace the Alchemist’s web store in the next few weeks.
Hey folks, last week we saw a sauce which prided itself on its peri peri bird’s eye chillies. So, today, I thought I’d keep that african theme going, with a recommendation from my aunt.
This is Harry Brand and they make harissa. A north african style of chilli paste – Sometimes referred to as a sauce – that I’ve featured once before, yet actually had many, many times, off record.
I’m a massive fan of the style. However, that pure harissa isn’t our main event, this time around. It is merely the base for today’s real recommendation: The more unique-sounding mayonnaise that they make from it.
And, well, I’m excited. I love the rich, red, spiced chilli flavours of a good harissa and I’m really looking forward to seeing how they blend with the creamy, egg-based emulsion that is mayo.
Assuming, of course, that this is a good harissa. I still have both to try, so let’s get started.
Greetings, everyone, and welcome back to another look at something nice and creamy.
Last week, we saw Pepper Kitchen’s mustard sauces and how an olive oil emulsion really brought out the best in them but, this time, we’re looking at a different type of product. One that always comes with that level of creamy goodness.
We’re looking at a mayonnaise from our old friend, Mr. Vikki. Coincidentally also the first thing that I’ve had from his Hell Hot Habanero line.
Will it live up to that title or will it bear only the medium flame of his Banana Habanero chutney? And will it be just as delightfully well spiced?
You’re going to have to read on for my thoughts.
Welcome back, everyone, to the last of my importer highlights. At least for a while.
Today, we’re looking at a company called Sous Chef, who previously featured as the suppliers for my rare peppercorn taste test and the bean paste in my mapo tofu.
This time, though, I don’t want to focus on their ingredients. I want to take a look at their import sauce:
Why, because these guys don’t import a lot that’s ready to eat but they do import one of the most talked about sauces on Hot Ones. The controversial Ghost Pepper & Blueberry from Bravado Spice Co.
So today, I’ll be looking at that and a little something from the UK that they also stock. But we’ll talk about that item in a bit.