Sunday, May 22, 2011

Still Here

I'm still here. I pretty much expected to still be here despite Rapture Fever. No way a heathen like me was going anywhere but to work on Monday morning. Still it's always good to be prepared. I thought a Post-Rapture dish was in order. Something hot and spicy for those of us left prepare us for a possible spicy afterlife. Beef Short Ribs with Red Chili Sauce seemed appropriate with not just one but two devilishly spicy dried chili varieties.

guajillo chili

ancho chile

It makes my eyes burn just to look at them. Actually if I squint hard enough I think I can see the face of El Diablo in that ancho chili. Even worse? The extracted liquid after you soak and pulverize the chilies.

Diablo Sauce

I'm sure this is some pretty tame stuff for most heat loving folks but for me it's an adventure in eating. Yet mixed with the meaty juices of the short ribs, it's not as spicy as I thought it would be.

post rapture short ribs

Nice thick meaty short ribs with a mule kicking sauce is pretty good heathen eating. I even have enough sauce leftover to try broiling some sliced eggplant with it. Now if I can just find some peach ice cream for dessert? Wonder if the Raptured took it all with them?


Syd said...

My nose is running just from looking at the pics. Cold beer, please!

MakingSpace said...

Pati Jinich would be hellaproud, Shamster.

I want to know what the plate in the last pic is sitting on.

Those short ribs look AMAZING.

froggy said...

Eldest attempted to eat his way thru all the spicy food in South Korea and impressed a couple shop keepers with his abilities.

Dani said...

We did short ribs too yesterday. Smoked them on the grill for a few hours. I had a couple bites but that was all. I'm not much of a meat eater and these just tasted too fatty like.

Big Shamu said...

Yes, Syd, something cold and soothing was in order.

The ribs are on some little restaurant plate but the plate is sitting on the potholder Dani sent me. I try and work it in any chance I get.

Southeast Asia has some serious fire eaters. Thailand especially. My brother spent some time in Thailand and is definitely the spicy food king in my family.

Dani, they are fatty but then again, steaks back in the day used to be cut with a lot more fat on them. Not so anymore. Still the sauce might work on a host of veggies.

MakingSpace said...

Ah - potholder from Dani! A true classic.

Agree, you could put that sauce on anything.

The Java Junkie said...

Would you like to experiment with some ghost chiles? Let me know and I'll send them along...

Recipes Club said...

Oh wow! Those chilis are making my mouth water! Is the sauce just the juice from the chilis and the juice from the ribs or did you add other things?
~Nancy Lewis~

Anonymous said...

WOW! I have never seen anything like it..... :)

Anonymous said...

WOW! I have never seen anything like it..... :)

Anonymous said...

That is sooooooooooo cool!!!, the 2nd one is really shiny... he he he