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Pizza sauce

Since CCJoe was so thoughtful to post a recipe for pizza dough, can now post my heavy-duty pizza sauce recipe, with the top secret ingredient. Try it, but SHHHH! Guests LOVE this sauce, but can never figure out why it tastes like it does, and I usually don't tell. I follow no recipe, and spice it to taste, so will wing it with the amounts.Is a very thick, rich, and hearty sauce. All herbs and spices can be adjusted as you wish.
One tablespoon olive oil
a shitload of garlic cloves, minced (I use 4 or 5)
half a teaspoon of dried red pepper flakes
tablespoon (plus or minus) FRESH minced oregano leaves
same of basil
make a paste of all of this and let it sit for a while
2 tubes tomato paste (200 grams each) ounces??? no idea, where is CCJoe with his conversions when I need him?
1 box tomato sauce (500 grams) again ounces no idea
1 teaspoon suger
mix the tomato things and sugar together well,add the olive oil mixture and again mix well.
salt and ground black pepper to taste
shot of red wine, preferably dry Italian
and the secret-half a teaspoon of ground anise. Compliments the tomatos in a suprising way, and cuts the bite just enough to be interesting.
Let the whole mixture sit covered in a warm place for at least 2 hours, to let flavors mix before spreading on pizza dough. Also works well to freeze half for another time.

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Mustard powder

Would they have it in Ireland, by any chance? If so, can ask my friend there to send me some. Otherwise is mustard here that "catches you at the back of your nose", so will try that. Cut back just slightly on vinegar then, or would you recommend leave as is?
Don't remember seeing Worschestershire, but can admit have never looked. Will look on next shopping expedition. Otherwise I can ask Justin to send me that too, while he's at it with the mustard powder.

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Sambal

Worcestershire sauce is reasonably easy to get here at least most supermarkets sell it, i am sure in the foreign section of supermarket there you will find it. Mustard powder is different i have had to buy that in England when i go over. English Mustard is different to others it is hot but not chilli hot, it catches your at the back of your nose. You can try normal mustard there is vinegar in the recipe anyway

Bob

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Sambal

Am hot and bothered to try that one too, but am somewhat stuck on where I'm gonna come up with Worchestershire Sauce and the Mustard powder. How vital are those ingredients, S.D.? Can I crush mustard seeds, or use a spoon of normal mustard instead? If so, then hot or normal mustard?

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now we're cookin'...

you guys rock! I'm loving this topic.

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Scarlet Fire Sambal

thanks grtud, I hope you enjoy it. You will probably have to tinker with spices a bit to fine tune to your taste buds and ingredients.

I live in Spain so we are bit away from the centre of Europe, but weathers great and vegs are good

Bob

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Thanks TigerLilly.....

....I aim to please ;-)!
I also love the wasabi and soy sauce btw, but I'm really hooked on the balsamic glaze at the moment and the various concoctions I've come up with seem to have peaked with the one I posted. Thanks again for the compliment!

Also, that Sunshine Daydream, Scarlet Fire Sambal sounds amazing! I'm going to try that one myself.

The Dude Abides!

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WOW GRTUD!!

You were making my mouth water with your description of your fresh tuna there. Ever think about writing narrative cook books? You wrote the procedure sooo well! And I will DEFINATELY give your way a try next time I have fresh tuna steaks. Had usually just marinated them in wasabi and soy sauce, which is yummy, but what you did sounds more interesting!

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Mango Smart Chutney

160ml White Wine Vinegar
180 ml Dark Brown Sugar
750g Firm Mangoes ( peeled and cubed)
1 chopped onion
1 chopped tart apple
1/2 lime peeled very thinly sliced and chopped
2 tb minced fresh ginger
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp Allspice
1/4 tsp Cloves
1/4 tsp dried red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp salt
4 cloves of garlic minced
80ml raisins

Place the vinegar and sugar in a pan and bring to the boil

Add the remaining ingredients , bring to boil then take off the heat and let sit for half an hour ( a nice Dark Star should time this nicely)

Gently simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Approx 45 mins

Ladle into sterilized jars

Enjoy

Bob W

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Scarlet Fire Sambal

6 Large Tomatos
3 Medium Onions
1 piece Ginger (approx 2cm 1 inch square)
Chillies depends on strength (but needs to be quite hot to counter sugar)
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 tsp crushed coriander seeds
1 tsp Crushed Black Pepper
1 tsp Coleman's English Mustard Powder
2 tsp Curry Powder
1 tsp Cumin seeds
Large dash Worcestershire Sauce
10 Cloves of Garlic
1 tsp Tarragon
1 tsp Margaram
Brown Sugar ( enough to get a sweet/Chili Balance)
Wine Vinegar

Put Tomatos, Onions, Garlic, Chillies and Ginger in a blender and blend

Heat pan and put in Spices toast slightly and add Tomato mixture.
Then add the other ingredients and cook slowly until in reaches a jam like consistency. During cooking test for balance between sugar and Chillies , it needs to be hot and sweet.

Put Hot into sterilized jars

enjoy

bob W

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