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Re: Dips etc

Postby Amyw » Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:30 pm

Talking of anchovies and dips, does bagna cauda count? Absolutely delicious

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Re: Dips etc

Postby karadekoolaid » Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:47 pm

Absolutely, Amyw!
The Piedmontese apparently whip this up at any time they´re feeling hungry.
In my (now ancient!) copy of Italian Food, Elizabeth David is somewhat dismissive of it:
"..for it is a dish which essentially needs the accompanimentof plenty of strong coarse red wine, such as the local Barbera. It is also excessively indigestible, and is indicated only for those with very resistant stomachs"
Reckon mine must be made of cast iron... :gonzo

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Re: Dips etc

Postby Amyw » Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:11 pm

Haha . I kind of get what she means in that’s very pungent but then that’s why I love it . It’s such a gutsy dish

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Re: Dips etc

Postby Pepper Pig » Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:50 pm

Avocado layer cake. Today’s recipe from Lindsey Bareham fits the dips bill.

http://www.lindseybareham.com/avocado-layer-cake/

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Re: Dips etc

Postby Stokey Sue » Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:03 pm

Doritos hot salsa?
Lindsay Bareham plummets in my estimation, not for using a jar but for using that one, it's really nasty imo

Used to buy Pace Thick & Chunky in a jar, but don't think they import it any more

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Re: Dips etc

Postby Amyw » Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:27 pm

I agree having had the misfortune to eat a Doritos salsa before . To say a freshly made one might not taste better than that is ridiculous. It’s bound to be hundred times better .

I think avocado layer cake is a bit fancy for what’s essentially guacamole , salsa and a bit of sour cream and cheese smooshed on top of each other

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Re: Dips etc

Postby Stokey Sue » Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:41 pm

It's just a variant on the US 5 or 7 layer dip, which is actually rather nice
For example
https://www.thepioneerwoman.com/food-co ... layer-dip/

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Re: Dips etc

Postby KeenCook2 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:34 pm

I've never had Doritos salsa, as far as I know! I used to really enjoy Lindsey Bareham's weekly column in the Evening Standard when I was commuting and was very sad when they got rid of her. I think I even wrote her an email to tell her!

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Re: Dips etc

Postby karadekoolaid » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:16 am

I`ve just looked up "Dorito`s Hot Salsa Dip". Bloomin expensive if you ask me!
Blitz some passata, a couple of tomatoes, onion, a bit of red pepper, some jalapeños, salt and a glug of olive oil in a blender, then microwave it for 2 minutes. I think you`d get a better (and cheaper) result.

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Re: Dips etc

Postby Stokey Sue » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:44 am

Doritos salsa is like cheap ketchup but lumpy and with raw cayenne added

Most supermarket own brands are better

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Re: Dips etc

Postby halfateabag » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:09 am

I've made a tzasaki to go with todays lunch, Lidls greek yogurt is very very thick, garlic, fresh dill & mint, chopped cucumber from the GH and some salt. I know the mint is not traditional but we like it. :yum

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Re: Dips etc

Postby herbidacious » Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:36 pm

I could make almost all of that salsa with things from my gatrden :) (No onions. Yet.)

I might make some tztatziki tomorrow. I have a lot of cucumbers, and all the other ingredients (even dill and Total 5%). I have the recipe my ex Greek flat mate used to use somewhere...

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Re: Dips etc

Postby Amyw » Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:46 pm

Haha I made some tzatziki today too after reading this . Had with some toasted pitta , some nice yellow tomatoes from Lidl and olives for a snacky lunch

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Re: Dips etc

Postby Gillthepainter » Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:39 am

Have you got that recipe, Herbi?
Whilst I know how to make it, an authentic Greek recipe will be just right.

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