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Old 07-04-2015, 11:57 PM   #41
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It doesn't take much overdoing the cilantro to get the dish soapy tasting. I like how a small amount of cilantro adds an exotic flavor to some Mexican dishes. Too much cilantro can overpower a dish very quickly. Some Mexican dishes overdo the cilantro added in.
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Old 07-05-2015, 12:07 AM   #42
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I have had a few people ask me not to garnish their food with cilantro because it tastes like soap, so in the Amoretti Test Kitchen I also keep a supply of epazote for garnishing. Epazote doesn't taste like soap, it tastes like turpentine!
You have mentioned using epazote before, to punish people for a genetic difference from you. That sounds downright mean. Are you proud of this?
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Old 07-05-2015, 12:26 AM   #43
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"Epazote has largely been viewed as medicinal herb rather than a culinary plant. In general, its leaves used in the cooking to counter indigestion and flatulence effects of beans, high-fiber and protein food. Nonetheless, the herb has its own intrinsic phyto-nutrients which when consumed optimally would contribute towards overall wellness".

I wonder if that's what they put in Beano and other gas reducing products.
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Old 07-05-2015, 01:19 AM   #44
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You have mentioned using epazote before, to punish people for a genetic difference from you. That sounds downright mean. Are you proud of this?
I thought you knew that my goal in life is to piss everyone off at least once each year. How am I doing so far?
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Old 07-06-2015, 07:31 AM   #45
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I get the Herdez in a can sometimes (though I usually just make my own). It's the only pre-made stuff I'll buy.
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Old 07-06-2015, 01:14 PM   #46
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Well I bought a small jar of Herdez. Will get back to you at a later date.
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Old 07-08-2015, 09:10 PM   #47
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I bought the jar of Medium Herdez Salsa and a small bag of rice chips with sea salt. Pirate tried it with the chips and loved the salsa. He even loved the chips. I wasn't to fond on the chips myself. But I had a coupon and the cents off made it cheap, so I thought I would try it. They needed more of the sea salt.

Pirate said that I could never eat the salsa. Way to hot for my stomach. They didn't have a mild jar. But I will keep my eyes open for one, and when I see it on the shelf, I will buy it so I can try it also. Like I said, I like I on my scrambled eggs or an omelet.

I used to eat hot foods all the time. We would buy Italian sausages that were loaded with streaks of red pepper flakes. I would bake them and then we would sit on a Sunday night eating them while watching Mission Impossible on a Sunday night. I would add a small jar of hot cherry peppers, juice and all to the pan and they would bake right along with the sausages. Then I had the gastro surgery and that ended the good eating for me. I am lucky that I can do the mild.
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But Addie, in last night's dinner thread you said you used a can of Rotel tomatoes, it's no hotter than the medium Herdez salsa. I think the Pirate may have wanted it all for himself.
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But Addie, in last night's dinner thread you said you used a can of Rotel tomatoes, it's no hotter than the medium Herdez salsa. I think the Pirate may have wanted it all for himself.
And I only had one mouthful of that. I ended up spitting it out. I know what my half stomach can tolerate and anything past mild is not for my stomach. I ended up having an egg sandwich with a glass of milk followed by a swig of Mylanta for dessert. He had the Ro-tel and finished the leftovers today.
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Old 07-09-2015, 03:00 AM   #50
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Mild heat salsa is almost too tame for my liking. I like the way Herdez labels and spices their salsa as Mild/Medium. A mild after kick of hotness that stays in my mouth for just seconds, so as to desire to go for more.
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Share your favorite store bought salsa dip you like? Of course we should all learn to make our own salsa dip, and many here probably do. I recently came across a store bought salsa brand called Herdez. Sold at Walmart and who knows where else. It has a unique combination of tomatoes, lime, salt, garlic and cilantro that is very Mexican tasting. Almost exotic ancient Aztec tasting. It's supposedly the #1 brand salsa south of the border. It's really unique tasting, but is a bit wet, so I drain out a lot of the excess water from it. The Herdez salsa brand I bought was listed as Mild/Medium hotness and had just enough peppers to leave a mild heat afterburn. Other big name store bought salsa brands I've tried are... (not in jars, but in plastic containers ,near the deli section) include Rojo brand, Santa Barbara brand is excellent...I suppose there are dozens? :ermm: If you come across Herdez brand salsa, please try it. it's a very unique tasting salsa dip. It's my #1 from now on. P.S. Herdez also sells pork rinds. They call them chicharonnes. They are better than "Baken-Et" pork rinds which are a leading brand seller of pork rinds in the US. However, a lot of Baken-Et brand pork rinds are big and fluffy and it's like biting into foam rubber. Herdez brands keep their pork skin rinds smaller and crunchier. I like that. I don't like the super small "chicharonnes" tho, that some makers market, they almost taste "wet" when you bite into each one of them. That feels weird to my mouth. 3 stars 1 reviews
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