Fresh Green and Red Chiles

I recently got a comment from someone asking what a ‘Poblano’ pepper was. I realized that living in Los Angeles, I am spoiled by the ready availability of nearly every type of chile pepper, both fresh and dried. One of our first posts discussed the basic varieties of dried chiles, so here I thought I’d…

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Ginger Habanero Cranberry Sauce

Just in time for Thanksgiving, this delicious variation on traditional cranberry sauce deserves a place at your table. Cranberry sauce, like apple sauce is so ridiculously easy to make and so much more delicious than its canned or bottled cousins, there is no reason whatsoever not to make it yourself. The natural pectin in the berries thickens…

Manny’s Uncanny Salsa

Recently we did a little work in our kitchen. The big news: We finally retired our beloved hundred-year-old Detroit Jewel gas range. It was a faithful companion for many decades, but it was time to enter the twenty-first century. The Jewel found a new home in Mannilla. Yes, Manilla in the Phillipines. It goes into retirement as…

Salsa Roja

Go into any Latino market and you will find a bewildering array of dried chiles. Guajillo, Puya, Pasilla, Chipotle, Ancho, Arbol. So many different shapes, colors and textures, different chiles for different dishes. Here at Hot Eddie’s we use all of ’em from the large sweet Ancho to the tiny, pea-sized Chiltepin. Each chile has a…