Jump to content


The 10th Annual Hot Pepper Awards Winners Announced!


Member Since 20 Jul 2016
Offline Last Active Today, 04:18 PM

#1423498 The Soup Thread

Posted by ShowMeDaSauce on Yesterday, 11:16 AM

Had to try one of the older Korean places on the edge of our China town. I was craving a bowl of spicy seafood noodle soup. Korean jamppong is one of my favorites but i didn't feel like making it from scratch. Asian Kitchen in known for the plethora of side dishes (bachans) served with any meal. They did not disappoint mostly. The kimchi was too fresh/sweet and they did not have danmuji (sweet pickled radish) which goes awesome with spicy soup IMO.


The soup was excellent with the exception of using udon noodles. I got mine in the normal seafood version and my brother got it in beef. I really prefer it with a mix of beef and seafood but they would not make it that way for me.


Not my pic but it looked a bit like this. The table was literally covered with banchans. I cant imagine how 4 people fit all the food on one.



On a side note the place was packed with Koreans and the Korean pancakes were massive. Like medium to large pizza size massive. The pork, kimchi and tofu appetizer is nearly a meal for 2 all by itself but at nearly $16 it should be. Our bill was $25 for 2 massive bowls of soup, 2 drinks and the 15 all you can eat.bachans.


#1422655 Nachos!

Posted by ShowMeDaSauce on 17 February 2017 - 03:59 PM

You could make hipster nachos with those.

Not a bad idea. 😉


That brand is really the best tasting chip ive found and its only 80mg of sodium per ounce. They are pretty expensive unless you get them on sale at Costco or Sams.

#1422648 Who here has made

Posted by ShowMeDaSauce on 17 February 2017 - 03:46 PM

Turned out very good. Topped with sesame seeds and fried garlic.


#1422561 I needed a table top model so....

Posted by ShowMeDaSauce on 17 February 2017 - 11:23 AM

I picked up one of these at Costco for $99


I think its a Nexgrill model #820-0007B but i cant find that part# on the box. I haven't even opened it yet to check the manual.


#1422558 Nachos!

Posted by ShowMeDaSauce on 17 February 2017 - 11:04 AM

Try these chips if you get the chance. I love these multigrain chips with quinoa and flax.


#1422055 The Soup Thread

Posted by ShowMeDaSauce on 16 February 2017 - 03:16 PM

Fat and sodium overload but it was worth it.


Lobster bisque with day old sourdough, olive oil/butter and fresh grated Asiago crostini. Damn that was tasty. The "bite" of the sourdough and Asiago helped offset the cloying sweetness of the bisque.



#1421034 The Soup Thread

Posted by ShowMeDaSauce on 14 February 2017 - 02:50 PM

Oh my...more Asian


Today is Cantonese beef stew with daikon. Ive been wanted to try this recipe for sometime now. The Chu Hou paste is hard to find but i have some.



The only alterations i did is quadrupled the green onion, added a bay leaf and a little peppercorn to the spices. I did cut back to only 2 star anise because im not a huge fan of the flavor. I may add some salted fermented black beans near the end. They add a neat salty burst if you bite into one.


Edit: Crap, most of my daikon is bad and the ones at the closest market look like hell too. I guess im going to have to use some carrot and rehydrate some black tree ear mushroom.

#1420664 Leftovers Thread!!

Posted by ShowMeDaSauce on 13 February 2017 - 05:34 PM

Great idea. Never would have thought of that one and i love both.

#1420515 Did you like Beni Highlands?

Posted by ShowMeDaSauce on 13 February 2017 - 11:31 AM

This year i ordered some Beni Highlands from Chileplants. I wanted a earlier producer of "milder" yellow habs. This one appears to fit the bill. My orange habs last year did well but i wanted yellow and a tad less heat. The plan is for sauce and powder. Also as a "filler" for a 7 Pot Yellow sauce.


Im hoping they will be a worthy addition to the Scotch Bonnet Yellow MOA and 7 Pot Yellow. All the heat levels should be well covered?

#1420503 What is the best tasting Aji Pepper?

Posted by ShowMeDaSauce on 13 February 2017 - 11:00 AM

Im extremely fond of the lemon drop. At the end of the year i had a bunch of green pods that were not going to turn yellow. I cut them into rings then added them to some serranos in a simple pickle brine. They turned out to be very good on nachos.


I added Aji Cito to the list this year as well. They are supposed to be hotter and have a similar flavor.


Just make sure its a baccatum you get. There are a couple peppers that look very similar but they are chinense. The two taste much different to me and i strongly prefer the baccatum flavor when eating them fresh.

#1419539 I ♥ Wings

Posted by ShowMeDaSauce on 10 February 2017 - 11:16 PM

One of my favorites is a spicy teriyaki. Pretty simple and big on flavor. I usually have some of the Rothchilds roasted pineapple hab sauce on hand. All it needs is soy sauce and mirin for a killer Asian style sauce.

#1419388 I ♥ Wings

Posted by ShowMeDaSauce on 10 February 2017 - 07:30 PM

Somebody has been asking me to try this one because it has no salt added. Its just Italian seasoning, olive oil, dark balsamic vinegar and honey. Toss the wings in olive oil and the Italian season. Let is rest for a couple hours.


Glaze is about 1 cup of balsamic vinegar, a tsp or two of minced garlic and 2 tbs of honey. Pretty good for what it is too.



#1418953 I ♥ Wings

Posted by ShowMeDaSauce on 09 February 2017 - 06:42 PM



I used just a tiny bit of Mae Ploy sweet chile sauce in the marinade while the oven was preheating. Could use a tiny bit more sugar next time too. Served it up with my homemade radish and kohlrabi kimchi.



#1418759 This Year's Pepper Crop

Posted by ShowMeDaSauce on 09 February 2017 - 11:28 AM

I loved the Bonnie Cowhorn i grew last year. Roasted till slightly charred in the oven brings out a interesting sweetness almost like a caramel flavor. Very nice heat level if you like to use a lot of pepper in your food....im a bit surprised its not more popular.


Love the Aji flavor. Its probably my favorite for production and flavor combined. Im adding Aji Cito to my lemon drops this year.


I still hope to get some Big Jims but ive got New Mex 64s coming for sure. I love Anaheims and Hatch chiles in hashbrowns. It blows away potatoes O'Brien


Im going with Early Jalapeno again and Mucho Nacho this year..


Orange habs got replaced with Scotch Bonnet Yellow MOA and Beni Highlands....The Beni sounds really interesting for a milder hab.

#1418746 Coffee Grinds

Posted by ShowMeDaSauce on 09 February 2017 - 11:09 AM

I mix coffee grinds with my soil mix. Nutrient wise its not much but it helps the soil drain better in pots. Best of all its free and i have plenty of it by spring time.