I thought with the run up to Christmas and the days of eating left overs to come I’d start a thread for stuff to pep them up. As it is I can’t leave a few things alone at the moment and pretty much every meal will be accompanied with one or other of these.
First up is this:
Family friendly curries/chilli is a thing around here and since the summer when @LoveSavestheDay brought a jar of it to my bake off, I have been pepping them up with it. It is madly hot but also has a deep earthy taste which adds loads of complexity. The kids dare each other to try it, which is fun too.
Another fairly recent discovery is Japanese Kewpie Mayo, which is quite simply crack in a squeezy bottle!:
It’s made with just egg yolk, no white, which makes it super eggy but I think it’s defining ingredient is probably MSG. It is madly good. Recently I have taken to stirring a spoonful of this in it: Gochujang- Korean fermented chilli paste. OMG! Layers of Umami! Absolutely fantastic with any meat. Sweet, spicy and well, just mega.
My mum is a Salad Cream addict and I grew up with the stuff. I didn’t eat it for a while but recently I discovered Sriracha Thai chilli sauce: The two together are a match made in heaven. Hotter than Gochujang, Sriracha adds a chilli smack to the SC and goes really well with it’s tangy, sweet character.
Anyone got any more ideas?