My foodie penpal for this month was Rebecca over at Really Nice Food. And guess what, she sent me some really nice food! Through our emails, I was intrigued as to what I was going to receive, as I said I like spicy food, and she asked me if I like really spicy food…
When my parcel arrived it was a huge box, so I was even more intrigued! I guessed there was a few breakable items as everything in there was well packed.
I was excited to see Asian and Caribbean products in there, it’s the type of food I just love.
All of my items
So the biggest item in there was a bag of Panko breadcrumbs. I have actually come across recipes before that require these, but I didn’t know what they were, or where I could buy them, so I avoided the recipe! I’ll have to be trying them out now. Also in there was a big tub of paprika. Now this is really handy as I sometimes coat our homemade chips in paprika before baking them (I currently have a tub open already though so will be saving this for future).
I also received a bag of mild Caribbean curry powder, which I used tonight. I usually just use a Levi Roots sauce if I make a Caribbean curry, so its nice to have this in to make one with now. There was also some tamarind sauce. I tried tamarind for the first time when we visited Market Kitchen a few years ago, and it was so nice, so I’m delighted I received this. And it will be all mine as hubby isn’t keen! A little tub of Thai chilli seasoning powder was in there, we like Thai so will look forward to using this. Now for the really hot stuff – a jar of hot pepper sauce… I’ve been meaning to try some of this for ages but have been putting it off – a bit of the wuss factor I think! But as someone else bought me it, I thought it was the perfect time. I used it to season grilled chicken, and baked chunky chips. At first it was SO hot, but I soon get use to spice so it was quite fine then, but think I’ll just be using it for dips etc. in future as it’s way too hot for hubby. Finally, some chipotle jalapeno chillies. I will be attempting to make this sauce with it, as I was a bit stuck what to do with them but somebody pointed me towards it. All in all, a lovely hot box!
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