Spice Trade — chillies

... and a few other articles on cooking with spices!

Recipe: Mapo Doufu (includes a vegetarian option)

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When I first received Sichuan peppercorn from my father-in-law, I didn’t know what to do. Until I met my husband, I had been cooking mapo doufu with toban djan and miso, and I thought I was doing it right. After meeting him, I was introduced to the whole new world of Chinese cooking, specifically, Sichuan dishes, and I was blown away. They were so good. Now I cannot make mapo doufu without Sichuan pepper. The glorious aroma of Sichuan peppercorn combined together with chili, garlic, ginger and toban djan makes the dish so flavorful. Over the year, I have also come up...

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Recipe: Creamy Mashed Potatoes

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Nobody can resist the perfect creamy mashed potatoes. Usually some bits always come out lumpy, or they’re just bland, but with this method you can make the perfect mashed potatoes every time. These mashed potatoes are so good that they don’t even need to be an accompaniment to a main, you can eat them by themselves as a snack in the middle of the day. Recipe: Mashed Potatoes Servings: 4 Ingredients – 600g Yukon gold potatoes (Or Russet potatoes)– 1/2 teaspoon salt– 2 bay leaves– 1/2 60ml heavy cream, warmed (microwave is ok)– 30g butter, warmed (microwave is ok)– 1 teaspoon garlic...

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