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Old 06-19-2011, 05:17 AM   #1
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Tart and Juicy!

Hey all :)
I have a new found love of lemon and chilli lately. Can't seem to get enough of sour and spicy foods. Think I might be addicted if that's possible
I'm eating lemons by like the dozen and don't enjoy my food so much if I don't have a bottle of Tabasco or my homemade chilli sauce nearby. Anyone else have this happen to them?

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Old 06-19-2011, 06:28 AM   #2
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There is some controversy about deleterious effects from capsicum-
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:47 AM   #3
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Let there be controversy........I am still gonna enjoy my peppers. BTW...Thanks for the salsa recipe, Goodweed!!
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:31 AM   #4
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Interesting topic Snip!

I have always loved cooking with lemons. I find they add a freshness and zip to many of my sweet and savoury dishes.

I also like adding a dash (or more) of hot sauce to sauces and a good sprinkling of red chili flakes to liven up meat dishes.

My only problem is that DH seems sensitive to both citrus and spice, and when Dad is here he can't handle ANY level of heat in a dish. But I do my best to sneak in enough to boost the flavour and not hurt them. If I am cooking for a group I tend to use a lot more.
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:04 PM   #5
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Hi LP :)
Love a good chilli sauce and tangy lemons liven up the taste buds!
Here's my chilli onion relish recipe if you would like to try it. I add it to almost everything as a condiment since I can't spice things up too much for my kids.

1 large onion finely chopped
200gr cayenne and jalapeno chillies chopped and most seeds removed
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsps coarse sea salt
1/2 tsp garlic flakes
1/2 cup white grape vinegar
Add all the ingredients to medium sized pot, cover just with boiling water. Simmer till tender. Add 1/2 cup of white grape vinegar. Boil 5 more mins. Pour into a sterilised bottle while hot. Turn the bottle upside down till cool. Store in the fridge till needed. Lasts for months! I grow my own chillies so I make many hot sauces of my own. Didn't steal someone elses promise..lol!
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:06 PM   #6
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That sounds good, Snip.
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:17 PM   #7
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Thanks :) You should try it, it's really quick to make and tasty. I blend it sometimes to make a smooth hot sauce.
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Thanks, Snip!
This is great because I can make it for me to eat with the blander food I have to serve my family.
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Old 06-19-2011, 02:11 PM   #9
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Pleasure! Hope you enjoy it, I blend it sometimes for a smooth sauce too.
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Old 06-19-2011, 03:27 PM   #10
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I'm in a lime phase right now, but yes...I have periods where I want lemon or lime on most anything.

Chiles go on most everything, too!
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