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Salsa Puttanesca

1 tablespoon olive or canola oil 2 tablespoons finely minced garlic 2 cups diced Roma (plum) tomatoes 4 tablespoons capers 1/4 cup nicoise olives Salt and freshly ground pepper 1. Heat the oil and garlic in a heavy medium-size ...
 
 
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Sweet Hot Peach Salsa

1 (32-ounce) can peach slices, drained and coarsely diced 1 (7-ounce) jar roasted red pepper, drained and diced 1/2 cup orange juice 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 tablespoon molasses 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes Salt and ...
 

 
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Fire-Roasted Salsa

1 large onion, peeled and coarsely chopped 5 cloves garlic, peeled and cut in half 4 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced (use rubber gloves when handling hot peppers) 8 plum tomatoes, cored and cut in half 2 tablespoons olive oi...
 
 
Chili Recipes
 

Garlic Festival Chili

This gumbo-inspired chili is a favorite at the Gilroy Garlic Festival outside of San Francisco. The large amount of garlic is blanched and simmered, so don’t shy away from this wonderful recipe. 5 pounds pork loin, 2-inch...
 
Snake River Farms Wagyu Brisket

 
 
Chili Recipes
 

Pumpkin (Halloween) Chili

I just dug this out of an old cookbook of my grandmother. Enjoy! Pumpkin (Halloween) Chili 2 pounds ground beef 1 large onion, diced 1 green bell pepper, diced 2 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans, drained 1 (46 ounce) can tomato jui...
 
 
Hot Sauce News
 

Ashlee Simpson Goes Down in Flames

Ashlee Simpson’s dad blames acid reflux Ashlee Simpson’s dad said his daughter never used a so-called “backing track” until Saturday night — and she only did it then because an upset stomach had hu...
 

 
Peppers
 

Great Balls of Fire

It doesn’t matter who you are, or what you’ve done, or think you can do. There’s a confrontation with destiny awaiting you. Somewhere, there is a chilli you cannot eat. Daniel Pinkwater, A Hot Time in Nairobi A wise man, that P...
 
 
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HEAT AND LUST

• In the Ex Esquivel’s Like Water For Chocolate, Tita’s passion for Pedro is sublimated by cooking. The evocative book about repressed passion has a memorable scene where Tita cooks up vats of Chipotle chillies at a wedding fea...
 

 
 
Tabasco
 

Tabasco Pepper Sauce

Tabasco Pepper Sauce was named after the Tabasco River in southern Mexico by creator Edmund McIlhenny because he liked the sound of the word. Tabasco Pepper Sauce is made from a variety of pepper called Capsicum frutescens, kno...
 
 
Makers
 

Baumer Foods Inc., the manufacturer of Crystal Hot Sauce, has purchased The Figaro Co

Baumer Foods Inc., the manufacturer of Crystal Hot Sauce, has purchased The Figaro Co. of Mesquite, Texas, to increase its footing in the $7.7 billion condiment industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Figaro manufacture...