You’ve harvested and dried a buttload of red chiles. Now what? Sri Lankan curry powder.
When Dave ran Sharon Hudgins’ The Cult of Currywurst at the SuperSite a couple of months back, it got me to thinking about new ways we could play with currywurst here on the blog.
There’s something about the richness of red curry paste that is incredibly satisfying to the palate; in fact, I find that even a small portion of good red curry leaves me feeling sated—much more so than a comparable amount of Chinese food, for instance.
Edinburgh, Scotland-based Kismot Indian and Bangladeshi restaurant was ground zero for the mother of all curry-eating contests. Though a few had to be hospitalized after eating the curry laced with superhot chile peppers, they couldn’t say they hadn’t been warned.
Bitchin’ Sauce kicked us most of its products to play with and so far I have to say, the stuff is terrific. You know that when you sample a dip and your first instinct is to grab a spoon instead of a chip.
Africa has the most varied curries in the world–with the possible exception of India. They range from spice mixtures with aphrodisiac beetles to scaldingly hot chile pepper blends to elegant weekend curry lunches at the club.
Although curries in some form appear in the cuisines of most of the Caribbean, they are particularly prevalent in the countries where the East Indian population is the greatest: Jamaica, Martinique, and Trinidad and Tobago (T&T).