Greetings fellow spicers,
I hope all is well with you. A few Saturday's ago I stopped for lunch after picking up my business mail. I stopped in a little eatery and sat near the window.It was raining (I love rain) I had 'good' mail--all was right with the world. I was delighted to see potato leek soup on the menu. Not spicy, but delicious and a favorite of mine. The waitress placed a huge bowl of soup before me, lovely toasted croutons were on the side. After one taste I was done, the soup was so oversalted I thought my veins would burst. Didn't anyone tell these people that potato leek soup needs very little salt? I felt like passing on the hint that just about every housewife knows. If soup has been oversalted, cut up a couple of raw potatoes and put them into the soup. The salt will be absorbed into the potatoes. Yesterday I had salmon with a spicy salsa and it was wonderful. Oh well, you have good days and bad days.
Try this quick marinade when making shrimp to top your salad greens: 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce, 3 tablespoons rice wine and few snips of green onion in a bowl and whisk briskly. Marinate shrimp for at least 15 minutes, then stir fry. Great flavor. Incidently, this marinade can be used for thinly sliced chicken or beef (slice across grain), marinate 30 minutes.
Here are a few April/May recipes you may have missed:
Spicy Red Rice Recipe
Garlic Butter Spread Recipe
Curried Potatoes Recipe
Chicken Mole Recipe
Sherried Oven-BBQ Spareribs Recipe
Microwave Pepperoni Pizzas Recipe
Also, do be sure to visit our Hot & Spicy Foods Forum to offer hints, get hints or share just share your favorite recipes with us. I recently posted a hint for those several spoonfuls of leftover Chinese fried rice. Add it to 2 beaten eggs along with a small finely chopped jalepeno pepper. When the scrambled omelet is cooked, spoon a little warmed salsa over it. Please post and share your hints also. You can get to the H&S Forum by going to the bottom of any H&S recipe page.
As always, please leel free to pass this on.
Until the next time,
Vannie Ryanes, Editor
And remember to add some spice to your life!
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