The Best Sauce Ever

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If you don’t recognize the scrumptious sauce pictured above then I feel sorry for you.  It is Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce and it is the dopeness.  Normally, I love every and all application on this delicious sauce, but I recently went to a brunch where the restaurant just kinda threw it on the food.  I don’t consider myself a food snob or critic but I get annoyed when restaurants use Sriracha as a crutch.  It has a lot to offer so its much better to incorporate it into your food in some creative way.  With that premise, I bring you my top 5 favorite things to do with Sriracha.

1. Spicy Mayo

Have you ever been to a sushi place?  If yes, then you know what spicy mayo is.  It is by far the best thing to smother all over your sushi to make it taste awesome.  Surprisingly, it is super easy to make.  Just whisk together 1/2 cup of mayo, juice from a lime, and 2 tablespoons of Sriracha in a bowl.  It is simple as that.  Use this goodness on everything you normally would put mayo on and enjoy.

2. Sriracha Glaze for Shrimp

Nothing is better for a summer time BBQ then some good shrimp.  Here is a simple and easy recipe to use with shrimp for a BBQ (http://www.handletheheat.com/2012/08/sriracha-shrimp-skewers.html).  This recipe combines sweetness with a little kick in order to make some tasty shrimp.

3. Sriracha Chips

First off, I need to say that I think Lays messed up big time with their recent chip creations.  They finally made the choice to expand to new flavors and made a great selection.  Sriracha has so many fans, especially in their prime demographic, college kids.  I was so excited to go out and try the chips.  I hit up every supermarket in my area and turned up empty handed.  The suspense built until I finally found a bad tucked in the corner of a display.  I rushed home to try it, and was greatly disappointed.  These chips tasted nothing like Sriracha.  That’s when I went out in search of a recipe to make my own.  I found this one (http://ohmyveggies.com/recipe-baked-sriracha-potato-chips/) and was very satisfied.  I have a few notes on the recipe to help you make better chips.  First, blend the sriracha and oil in a blender to make sure that they have been mixed as best as possible.  You don’t want one chip to be loaded with heat and the next one be bland  Secondly, make sure that you spray your baking sheet with cooking spray so they chips don’t stick.  Besides those two pointers, the chips are really easy to make and are delicious.  Much better than those nasty Lays.

4. Sriracha Hollandaise Sauce

Nothing is better than some great eggs benedict at brunch.  One way to kick it up a notch is to incorporate some heat into your Hollandiase sauce.  This recipe (http://www.thecurvycarrot.com/2012/03/26/california-eggs-benedict/) is for some tasty eggs benedict with a kick.  Try it out an enjoy.

5. Put that stuff all over your Chinese food

I know I started this blog off by saying that I hate when restaurants just serve you straight Sriracha.  The only caveat to this rule is Chinese food.  I love dumping as much as my mouth can handle all over my lo mein.  It’s delicious, It’s awesome, and it just needs to be done.  

I hope this post shed some new light on the many ways you can use that magical red sauce.  Now go try some of these recipes for yourself

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June 18th is Finally Here

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Today three major albums dropped in the world of hip hop.  Although all three have leaked and I’ve been bumping them for a couple days, it is still a momentous occasion when big albums drop.  The three albums that dropped today are Yeezus by Kanye West, Born Sinner by J. Cole, and Watching Movies with the Sound Off by Mac Miller.  

The most hyped album of the three, Yeezus, continued in Kanye’s trend of pushing the musical envelope.  He enlisted the help of Daft Punk and other EDM producers to create a dark bass filled album.  With a title like Yeezus, I expected some really deep and profound lyrics.  Instead I got “I just talked to Jesus, He said Whattup Yeezuz?, I said, “Shit, I’m chillin, trying to stack these millions”” Every review I have read has either loved it or hated it, but I am somewhere in the middle.

Mac Miller’s album may be my favorite of the bunch.  He has a bunch of chill songs and I can just thrown on the album and have it as background music as I go about my day.  I just wish some of the songs where a little more upbeat.  One banger per album isn’t too hard to ask.  Speaking of which J. Cole needs to learn how to make a banger.  i don’t think he ever has.  I love his music, but there is only so much I can take some times.  He seems like he would be pretty depressing to chill with.  If he made a couple upbeat songs and a banger I would be way more into his album.

I couldn’t put together a playlist of my favorite songs because they aren’t on grooveshark yet, but I suggest you give all these albums a listen.

 

Father’s Day=BBQ time

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My dad has a pretty awesome June.  His birthday and Father’s Day are two weeks apart so he lives it up big.  My dad is a creature of habit and demands a BBQ for both of his celebration dinners.  Don’t get me wrong because I am not complaining, I just would do it differently.  Anyway I thought I would write a post about how I BBQ it up.  Everyone does their BBQ a little different so it is hard to share a specific recipe.  I decided to show you guys how I make fries, my favorite BBQ side dish.

Spicy Oven Fries

This isn’t going to be a traditional recipe because I kinda wing it every time i makes these bad boys.  First you start off with some good looking potatoes.

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Then you chop those bad boys into fry like shapes.  It is up to you whether or not to leave the skin on.  I like to leave the skin on because it adds another crunchy dimension to the fries.

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Next you gotta compile your spices.  I use a combination of Paprika, Granulated Garlic, Chili Powder, and S& P.  I just kinda threw a couple teaspoons of each in a bowl and mixed it up.

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I put the chopped up fries in a bowl and added some canola oil.  I dumped the spice mixture in and mixed it all up.

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Finally I places the fried on a baking sheet and threw them in a preheated (450 F) oven for about 40 minutes.  Make sure they are crispy before you take them out.

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Here is what the final outcome looked like.  I am getting hungry again just looking at these bad boys.

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Here is what the final BBQ spread looked like.  Notice how peeps couldn’t wait to eat before I took my picture…I can’t blame them

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Brunch!

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Good morning Food Eaters,

There is nothing better then Sunday Brunch. Especially when your brother woke up early and already had grabbed a bunch of bagels from the store. Today I want to start off with a simple and delicious brunch.  I checked the fridge and found some eggs and mushrooms so I was a happy boy.  Here is what I made:

Baked Eggs over Sauteed Mushrooms

2 eggs

6 oz. of mushrooms

2 tbsp. of Parmesan

Salt and Pepper

Oil for sauteing

Parsley for a fancy garnish

 

How to make

1. Heat a pan over medium heat with olive oil and preheat your over to 400 F.  While the pan is warming up, chop up those shrooms.

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2. Saute those bad boys until they have reduced in size.  Add a smidge of salt and pepper for flavor.

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 3. Place the sauteed mushrooms on the bottom of a small casserole dish. I couldn’t find a small enough dish so I used two souffle dishes and split the mushrooms.

4. Crack two eggs on top of your mushrooms. Sprinkle the Parmesan on top of the eggs.

5.  Place the dish in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes.

6. Remove from oven and place some parsley on top if your feeling fancy.  I threw some hot sauce on this tasty ensemble and devoured it with a buttered bagel.

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Getting Funky

I’m going to make my first real post about music. Music sets the tone for just about everything in life. Before I begin my culinary process, I like to put together a dope playlist to get me grooving.  Recently, the EDM legends Daft Punk released their much anticipated album, Random Access Memories.  Listening to this album over and over again brought me back to the first time I listened to Discovery, the second studio album by the French duo.  Discovery introduced me to EDM and gave me a new appreciation for funky electronic tunes.  In honor of Daft Punk blowing all our minds again with RAM and the start of this blog, here is a playlist I made of my favorite Daft Punk Jams.

Whattup Food Blog World

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My name is Steve and I am addicted to food. I’m a fan of everything about it. I spend way too much of my time looking up recipes and putting my skills to the test. Through my culinary trials I have found out what works and what doesn’t. The point of this blog is to share awesome foods and flavors with you. It is also to share some awesome tunes with you guys. There is nothing better than working in the kitchen and listening to some dope new tracks you found that day. Hopefully I can use this medium to transfer the joy I get from cooking and jamming on to you guys.  Since I am an unemployed college graduate, I can hopefully update this thing pretty often.  So check back here from time to time to get some good eats and good tunes.