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Re: The cat's out of the bag!
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2012, 10:12:56 AM »
Ooooh!  I like cats! ;)

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Re: The cat's out of the bag!
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2012, 10:15:56 AM »
I've been sworn to secrecy on this recipe for some time, and I can tell you it's is out of this world.
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Re: The cat's out of the bag!
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2012, 11:59:50 AM »
Any reason this recipe can't be scaled down further, say, by half? Even split of all ingredients?

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Re: The cat's out of the bag!
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2012, 12:02:30 PM »
No reason. I think it was originally based off the 96oz can of tomatoes. I've never made more than 1/4 batch using a 28oz can of tomatoes.
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Re: The cat's out of the bag!
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2012, 12:04:40 PM »
Cool! Thanks Craig.

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Re: The cat's out of the bag!
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2012, 02:50:00 PM »
You should be able to scale it back further.  The original recipe made 5 gallons and I quartered it.  I make the 1  1/4 gallons, simply because it's in such high demand with friends, family and coworkers.  It makes wonderful gifts.  I'll be making another batch soon for my husband to give to his colleagues when the holidays roll around along with some homemade ciabatta bread, of course!  I hope you enjoy it, Ev!

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Re: The cat's out of the bag!
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2012, 03:26:20 PM »
Thanks Diana! I hope to give it a try in the next couple days. :chef:

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Re: The cat's out of the bag!
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2012, 03:41:05 PM »
Reminds me of something we used to call Bomba Sauce. Do you emulsify it all the way?
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Re: The cat's out of the bag!
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2012, 04:54:30 PM »
I emulsify it all the way, but it likes to separate which isn't a big deal.  I just shake the jar hard to get it back together and I don't worry about it if it separates a bit when it's heated.  It's really pretty. :P


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Re: The cat's out of the bag!
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2012, 08:53:25 PM »
I emulsify it all the way, but it likes to separate which isn't a big deal.  I just shake the jar hard to get it back together and I don't worry about it if it separates a bit when it's heated.  It's really pretty. :P

Can you give us any info on sourcing on the Pickled Thai Chiles ?
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Re: The cat's out of the bag!
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2012, 11:04:18 PM »
If you have an Asian or Oriental food market in your area you should be able to find them there. If not you may have to search the internet or substitute something else. They are small, thin red chilis.

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Re: The cat's out of the bag!
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2012, 11:07:55 PM »
If you have an Asian or Oriental food market in your area you should be able to find them there. If not you may have to search the internet or substitute something else. They are small, thin red chilis.

Are they like jalapeno's, when pickled, they get "tamed" ?
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Re: The cat's out of the bag!
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2012, 12:22:06 AM »
Made a trip today to the Asian market for the chili oil and pickled Thai peppers.  I dipped some toasted bread in this sauce and it is amazingly good.  I doubled up on the peppers and garlic for me.  Thank you!
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Re: The cat's out of the bag!
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2012, 01:06:10 AM »
I will be trying this one soon, thanks!!
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Re: The cat's out of the bag!
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2012, 01:15:34 AM »
If you have an Asian or Oriental food market in your area you should be able to find them there. If not you may have to search the internet or substitute something else. They are small, thin red chilis.
Aren't those the same as the thin 'lil red one's at most markets... I think the Mexicans call it chili pequin or something like that..?
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Re: The cat's out of the bag!
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2012, 08:57:49 AM »
Aren't those the same as the thin 'lil red one's at most markets... I think the Mexicans call it chili pequin or something like that..?

No. Different chilies.
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Re: The cat's out of the bag!
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2012, 09:00:13 AM »
Most of the fresh Thai chilies you see will be green with a few red and yellow ones in the mix. Thin and a good bit longer than pequin.
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Re: The cat's out of the bag!
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2012, 11:10:22 AM »


I would not substitute anything in this recipe. I did,and it was mediocre. Mistake on my part.

I used pickled Sichuan peppers, and Sichuan chili oil. Expensive olive oil.

I had some deep fried wontons I was dipping into the vinegar, chili, tomato, honey mix, while the garlic was poaching in the oil. That was excellent. The play off those 4 flavors was really excellent. Exciting even.

When I added the oil, and blended, the whole thing flattened out and tasted like tomatoes in olive oil, with garlic chips. Not bad, but not giving me the response equal to the other reviews.

I am going to let it sit over night and see what happens. And then play with the honey and chilies again tomorrow if nothing has changed.

So this is not a review of dhorst's recipe.  I did not follow it. And now I have a 60$,3 kilo tub of  pickled Sichuan chilies to find a use for.   :(

Just recommending, no substitutions.





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Re: The cat's out of the bag!
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2012, 11:32:12 AM »
This is good stuff! I just made some Mexican rice and used it for the red liquid portion of the dish. I doubt I will ever make it any other way! Thank you, dhorst, for letting the cat out of the bag.