Widely used in North African and Middle Eastern dishes, this is a paste made of dried serrano chillies, garlic, fresh coriander, caraway seeds, salt and olive oil. It differs in heat and taste from Sriracha, one of the most popular sauces in the United States.
Its taste is complex yet versatile enough for use as a meat rub, a base for stews and sauce, or dressing for salads. It’s also possible to make your own from scratch!
Love your jalapeno and wondering about the fuss over chipotle? Well, it’s jalapeno that’s been dried and then smoked with woods such as hickory, oak and pecan. Only large jalapenos are chosen for this process to ensure the chipotles remain fleshy.
Add it in marinades, as a glaze over roasted meat, simply as a dip or even on chips!