At the West Dean Festival Ged at The Chilli Pepper Company was kind enough to give me a jar of his ‘Vindi Viper’ curry sauce & told me to ‘do it proud’, So I did…
Upon opening the jar I thought I would taste it to see (knowing Ged) how hot it was and I was pleased with the heat, it’s not stupidly hot like Projectspice’s ‘Naga Jolfrezi’, Chilli Pepper Pete’s ‘Naga Loo‘ or Firefoods ‘Hottest curry in the world’ but boy does have some great taste! It’s really aromatic with its aphrodisiac spice blend of cardamom, cinnamon & cloves which go really well with the tomatoes & onion that are also in the jar. I can see why Ged dubbed it “The sexiest curry in the world!” It contains Naga Morich & Naga Viper chillies but it’s not blow your head off hot. Which got me thinking…What if I marinate some lamb in Ged’s own ‘Be Damned’ hot sauce & then cook a curry, so I did.
Ingredients you need:
- 500g Neck of lamb
- Oil for frying
- Onion (roughly chopped)
- Garlic clove (roughly chopped)
- 1 tbsp of ‘Be Damned’ chilli sauce
- 1 Jar of ‘Vindi Viper’
I use Neck of lamb in curry as it’s inexpensive & doesn’t need longer to cook without being tough. Cut the lamb into chunks & marinade with a tablespoon of ‘Be Damned’ chilli sauce, place in the fridge for at least a couple of hours. I then roughly chopped an onion & a clove of garlic, fry this in a pan with a tbsp of oil and sauté for a couple of minutes, now add your marinated lamb & brown on a Med/High heat for 5 minutes whilst stirring frequently . Now add the jar of Vindi Viper curry sauce, bring up to heat & then simmer for 5 minutes for an intense,authentic home made curry. It serves 2-4 people.
To be honest, this was one of the nicest curries from a jar that I have eaten! The heat was hot without being uncomfortable & the flavours of the ‘aphrodisiac’ spice blend work really well, did it make me feel sexy after eating?…We’ll you’ll just have to ask my wife!