This can barely count as a recipe but I am now addicted to this so I had to include it! That plus after just returning back to Canada after a month away I had no other posts lined up so you have to excuse me for this quick and easy one. That being said, it may be quick and easy but if you are a chilli lover like I am, then this will transform your dishes!
As with my last post (Slow-Roasted Moroccan Style Lamb) I have to credit this recipe to my lovely sister-in-law, Susan. Sus and I both love cooking and have similar tastes when it comes to food so when she gave me this to add to my soup last week I was absolutely delighted. She had used it to cover a roast chicken with which was then served with lemon but you can literally use this anywhere you would add black pepper – after all it is just ground black pepper kicked up a few notches!
I make enough to fill a small container but you can make as much or as little as you like and depending on your heat tolerance adjust the amount of chillies used. You could also try using a mix of different peppercorns for a little extra variety and of course could vary the type of dried chillies used for a different taste. Quick and easy but the simplest and most amazing idea ever – I love it!!
3 tbsp whole black peppercorns
2-3 dried red chillies, stalks removed
Simply put the peppercorns into either a spice grinder or mortar and pestle and grind to the coarseness of freshly ground pepper. Finely chop up the chillies (or you could even snip them with some kitchen scissors) or grind them as well in pulses so they still contain some texture and the seeds then mix with the black pepper. That easy!