When we last left African Dream Foods, we’d tested out their African Ghost Pepper Sauce. Now it’s time to take their Habanero Chilli Salt to task.
The African Ghost Pepper sauce is not the featherweight of the African Dream Foods arsenal. It’s a flamethrower that sends searing heat into your mouth without pity or remorse.
Larry Noggle, the publisher of this gorgeous calendar, sends me one every year, and this is his 24th year of publishing it. If you know a peppahead, this would make a perfect Christmas gift for her or him.
Almost every culture has their variety of piquant seafood, from Jamaican pepper shrimp to Creole shrimp and andouille jambalaya to Filipino hot and sour soup.
Well before there was actual Tex-Mex cuisine, people near what is now Austin ate a lot of the same foods with similar basic tools. They were hungry and couldn’t wait the 15,000-ish years for there to be a Texas or a Mexico to invent Tex-Mex eats.
Ceviche is, of course, fish or other seafood that is marinated in citrus juices and other ingredients so that it is “cooked” without heat.
Peppers of the annuum species were transferred into what is now the American Southwest twice—first by birds and then by people.