Last week, I made a pie with hot sausage and some Onion Marmalade (a la Reinhart). It was a great mix of spicy and salty with sweet and sour.
So then, based on my readings on this forum, I order some of Mike's Hot Honey last week. Meh. My wife and I were both underwhelmed. The spiciness seemed overpowering and the sweetness made it taste like "cough medicine" (quoting my better half).
Hmmmm. I thought about Craig's Calabrian Chile oil and also surfed the web a bit and found some examples. Here goes (I did not want to make too much since I was unsure about whether we would like it or not.
1. 1/3 cup honey and 1 Tablespoon of chopped calabrian peppers
2. Heated in a double boiler for a fews minutes
3. Let it cool down for 10 minutes
4. Strained into a squirt bottle
An hour later, my wife came home from the market. She had bought some cooked chicken wings for a quick lunch.
Verdict: She thought it was quite good on the wings and much, much better than the hot honey!
Tomorrow, we are having guests over. Looks like this is going on a hot sausage pizza.
PS Oops - Just realized this is a quasi double post.
Mmmph showed his chile oil here:http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=27223.0