Sunday, October 9, 2011

Marx Foods Dried Chiles Take Two

Y'all know I love spice. Not to hot, but just enough to give your food some serious flavor. I played around with three more Dried Chiles from Marx Foods.
First up we tried out the:
Cascabel Chilies

Cascabel chilies (aka rattle chilies, little bell chilies) are mild chilies that are round and have several loose seeds that rattle loudly when the chilies are shaken.
Hubby and I got in the kitchen and played with three of em over the weekend.

For these beauties we found a recipe from Bobby Flay for Grilled Lamb Porterhouse with Fig-Cascabel Sauce (If y'all want that recipe it's on Sorry I can't include it here for copyright reasons. The Cascabel Chiles from Marx Foods add a slight heat to the fig sauce. Absolutely delicious.

Next We had some fun with some serious heat.
Habanero Chiles

Habanero Chiles (Capsicum Annuum) are very hot chiles. Behind the heat is a fruity flavor that makes these chiles a wonderful way to spark up a dish. Habanero chilies are round, oblong and about ¾ inch wide. Consider the habanero to be a 10 on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the hottest).  The only hotter chile we offer is the famous ghost chili. 
 This one is my recipe so I can share with y'all

Habaenero Rosemary mixed Nuts 

3 TBS butter
1 dried Habanero
2 TBS Rosemary
1 tsp Coarse Sea Salt
1/2 tsp table salt
1 tsp granulated sugar
3 cups total (raw peanuts and pecan halves mixed)
Extra salt and sugar if wanted sprinkled on after roasting

First you will need to use your spice grinder on one dried habanero chile from Marx Foods and 2 TBS of dried rosemary. Melt butter in saucepan. Mix in spices. Pour over nuts and stir to coat evenly. Pour all onto foil lined cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 - 11 minutes or until desired roastiness. When removed you may sprinkle with additional salt and sugar while still warm.

Next up are the
Mulato Peppers
 Mulato peppers are dried versions of the popular poblano pepper. However, though they come from the same pepper as ancho chilies, mulato chilies tend to be sweeter, softer, and darker in color. Mulato peppers are often used to replace ancho peppers in the trinity of chilies (with pasilla negro chilies and gaujillo chilies) used to make traditional mole. Mulato peppers possess mild heat with an earthy fruitiness.

 For these chiles we tested out one of Marx Foods recipes Homemade Barbecue Sauce Recipe
We were supposed to use a Serrano chile but I did not have one and opted for the Mulato. This recipe turned out absolutely awesome. I have been thrilled with every recipe I have tried from the Marx Foods website. Y'all have really got to check out their site.

Marx Foods sent us some Dried Mushrooms that we are going to try out next. Check back to see what recipes we come up with for those lovelies.

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