June 2009

So watch temperatures soar as 18 chefs go head to head to compete for the title of

‘ALL STAR CHILLI CHAMP 2009’

Sample starts at noon and the judging will take place from 1pm.
All voters will be entered into a prize draw to win a night for 2 at All Star Lanes

All Star Lanes, 95 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL



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Q. What do you get in you cross a VW enthusiast with a Chilli head?

A. Chilli Gone Barmy Mobile Mexican Food in a customised catering VW Van

The VW Van was specially imported from the USA in 2008 and has been converted to a mobile Mexican Restaurant by Chef Brian Bussell. Brian is taking his VW van around events in the Ipswich area, you will be about so see him at:-

For more information and to make a booking visit the web site www.chilli-gone-barmy.co.uk.

Unique VW Van

Unique VW Van

Custom Installed Kitchen

Custom Installed Kitchen

This is going to be popular

This is going to be popular

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Roadhouse Original Bar-B-Que Sauce

Roadhouse Original Bar-B-Que Sauce

Generally based on Tomatoes, Sugar, Vinegar and Spices, it tends to be the cheaper sauces that contain the most sugar and the least flavour. I am always disappointed to see pre packaged BBQ packs in the supermarket ready coated with cheap sugary BBQ sauces supposibly ready to cook, I cannot think of anything worse to cook on a BBQ.

BBQ’s by their very nature provide heat in extremes, with flames and cold spots as the fat drips and the charcoal burns. BBQ sauces should only be added at the end of cooking, once the meat has been well cooked. Any flavour in the BBQ sauce is then not been burnt away and lost to the flames is burned to the skin making a bitter mess, the tendancy is then to uncook meats like chicken to save the sauce.

If you are going to marinade meat before cooking, I would recommend using dry rubs, if well developed they will add flavour and resist burning (we sent a lot of time creating Hot-Juan’s BBQ rubs, testing the ingredients to see what burned away, before we found a mix that worked on the BBQ or in the grill).

I can recommend a few BBQ sauces that work well, are not over sweet, but will still provide a sticky finish and above all complement your food, either add them at the last few minutes of cooking or to the meat on the plate.

We recommend trying:-
Crazy Charley’s Cajun & BBQ Sauce
Eaton’s Original Jamaican BBQ Sauce
Roadhouse Original Bar-B-Que Sauce
Pappy’s XXX White Lightnin’

If you can keep away from cheap BBQ Sauces with sugar and water as the main ingredients, you BBQ will taste better and you will retain more friends, so just check the labels next time you buy some. Rant complete.

Coming soon, some homemade BBQ sauces and BBQ Rub recipes and how to use them.

 

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The Chilli Pepper Company's Prototype Chilli Pasta Sauce

The Chilli Pepper Company's Prototype Chilli Pasta Sauce

The Chilli Pepper Company has sent us a new chilli pasta sauce they have been developing, the sauce is being targeted as a everyday pasta sauce for the chilli lover, to be used as is or cooked with mince.

I have no idea of the ingredients, this being a blind taste test, I am are going to serve this as recommended by Gerald with Fusilli (also called pasta twirls). As the sauce has been cooked during manufacture we are going to just stir it in to the hot freshly cooked pasta.

This is a smooth sauce, but thick enough to provide a good coat on the pasta. The first flavour is tomato, but it is just part of the flavour (some of the sauces we have tried seem to be just tomato puree), there is a good chilli warmth, hotter than normal supermarket fare, but not hot enough to discourage all the other family members. It is very interesting sauce, at points during the tasting, I got hints of basil and lemon in the mix and it made a very enjoyable lunch.

I would be very happy to add this to my shopping list, and cannot wait to see the ingredients list.

For more information about the Chilli Pepper Company please visit their web site www.chileseeds.co.uk


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