Monday, July 27, 2009

All Fired Up


For cooking anyway. Some tidings from Turk who came into Indiana for the blog meet and stopped by the Range to visit on the way, bringing with him gifts of hot sauce for his friends.

You'll have to click on the picture to enlarge it to see the names. You can probably guess which one he picked out for me.:-) I can't wait to try it on something!

How about some Three cheese and smoked chicken enchiladas. This is a quick meal I've thrown together for my shooty friends more than once. There IS a lot of hot sauce here.

Add some cheddar cheese drop biscuits and some salad with a tangy vinaigrette to cool the fire and you're all set.

Click to enlarge. I dare you.

26 comments:

  1. Grrr argh!!

    It's cruel, ye are, Brigid!

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  2. Ok, I'm going to keep this one short because now I'm hungry! I love to cook. I've done all the cooking in this 29 year experiment called "long-term marriage." But there's a wierd thing going on here. Rena has always been the one who says to the waitperson at mexican food joints, "Do you have any hotter salsa?" But lately, when lovingly critiquing my cooking she's all "WHOA, think you got enough spice in there dude?" Is it possible that my overindulgence with all things Bobby Flay has disconnected the neural connections between the heat sensors in my tongue and my brain? My +P+ cooking of late seems to be an area of marital discord. Damn! I forgot about the keeping it short thing. steve

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  3. The bottle 2nd from the right reminds me of a coworker's assessment of the chili we had in the cafeteria where I worked in '85, "Burns at both ends!" which I took as a ringing endorsement.:-)

    Have you ever tried "Dave's Insanity Sauce"? if so let me know how these compare.

    The enchiladas look delicious.

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  4. Daves' Insanity Sauce is the hottest thing I've ever found! I like it hot, but egads, a drop or two of Insanity will peg the temp. meter to the wall!

    Still, I'd like to try some of that DefCon stuff. Shriracha or Tabasco Habenero are favorites of mine.

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  5. I should probably add for anyone who might pick up a bottle of Dave's that it is basically thick habanero paste with habanero oil added. DO NOT POUR IT OUT ON A CHIP AND EAT IT STRAIGHT!!! unless you want your friends to have a good laugh at your expense.

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  6. Wow, two of my absolute favorite dishes. I've never served cheddar biscuits with my enchiladas but will try it soon. I have been stuck in the southwest for so long, that enchiladas are always served with refried beans, rice and more tortillas on the side. Hot Sauces are great, I go more for the flavor than heat though. I use a lot of the imports from Mexico, there are so many different styles, temps and flavors to try!

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  7. Dave's Insanity Sauce has the singular honor of being the only sauce I have ever tried that was actually too hot for me.

    In all fairness, I must point out that DIS is habanero extract, which really is cheating...

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  8. BWAHAHAHA!!

    Charred Remains ...

    Got to be a flying meme for hotsauce somewhere - like "Flame Out"?

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  9. I grew up on meat and potatoes without any peppery enhancement. I discovered jalapenos when I was 17, and can't get through the day without hot sauce. I made the move up to habanero peppers and sauces long ago, but can't handle the enhanced ones like Insanity Sauce. EJ gets along OK with habanereos, too; pretty good for someone with German and Swedish heritage.

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  10. Somehow, I don't think it's "click to enlarge"--I think it's more like if I were one of your friends, I'd enlarge!

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  11. Ah yes, Dave's black bottle of doom. Fun stuff, when metered out with the tapered end of a toothpick.

    Jim

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  12. I can generally handle hotter salsa than anyone else in my family, but it takes semi-regular exposure.

    Since my daughter keeps preparing your dishes here, it seems I'd better get back in the game.

    That looks good, by the way. Cruel? No. Temptress? Oh my, yes!

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  13. Even though I know better than to enlarge the picture, I always do anyway. Especially after the dare! But then the ole saliva glands start pumping and the stomach starts growling, louder and louder... FEED ME, FEED ME! Sheesh, what's a person to do but make the dish? But that's what you had in mind, now, didn't you? ;^)
    Thanks!

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  14. Given the skeleton motif, my guess is that you already have a bottle of this, but just in case ...

    http://preview.tinyurl.com/mdveh4

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  15. It does look delicious. Too bad I'm not able to eat spicy stuff though.

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  16. And I thought there would be a recipe in the comments. :(
    Steve

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  17. While I certainly do want to imply anything, one of the hottest sauces I found was in a local deli. it was called Scorned Woman.

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  18. That looks yummy. I have some that came in a granade from jungle jims in cinci. I just bought some mroe hot sauce this past weekend. I now have the last 3 years of dave's insanity. I'm afraid to open them. I love reading your blog.

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  19. Dave's Insanity is great for bringing the heat to a pot of chili. Temporary Insanity is better for single bowls. The enchiladas look fantastic I will have to try that one soon.
    Rey B.

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  20. You're right - Sam can't wait to try it. Thanks.

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  21. Ah yes, Maureen O'Hara. sigh...

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  22. I picked up some hot sauce on my last trip to Florida, called "Sudden Death."
    Yeah, it's hot.
    Dave's Insanity Sauce is something special, unfortunately I can't find it here in NC.

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  23. What about Gunslinger Hot Sauce out of Mesa, AZ? Pretty damn hot with a nice smoky finish--I've heard it was one of Barry Goldwater's favorites. It surely is *my* favorite!

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  24. It was while living in CA for 20 years that I was introduced to real Mexican food and various hot sauces. Oh boy, do those pics make my mouth water! Gotta try the enchiladas, thanks Brigid!

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  25. I have all the sudden death sauces. They hurt so bad. Not even any flavor. Just pain. My favorite so far is from Firehouse Subs. It comes in a glass fire hydrant. Not terribly hot. Not terribly sweet. Just good flavor. Captain Sorensen's Datil Pepper Hot Sauce is what it's called

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  26. Marie Sharp's is absolutely the best.

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