I have grown up eating spicy food, but my go to for super tongue tingling spice has always been Schezwan Sauce. There is a fantastic brand available in the stores, which I keep and use, but nothing like homemade. Right? You can guarantee quality, and you can make according to your taste – spicy, super spicy, extra garlicky!
I love garlic – the taste, texture and fragrance. It can liven up the dingiest of dishes. It adds pizzaz to Pizza :P, and makes a mean starter …(I will post that recipe soon. Heard about it – sounded yum! Still to experiment!)
I got this recipe from a friend – shout out to Rashmi. She is a fantastic cook (I am surrounded by them) and very very efficient. Her repertoire ranges from outstanding lambs to authentic Italian. I have tweaked her original recipe. Mine is a little more garlicky.
I would suggest Schezwan Sauce with just about anything. I even dip popcorn in it. It’s a staple during our girls’ night out.
Dishes you could mix them in – noodles, fried rice, stir-fry. All these are conservative ideas. I would recommend out of the box uses. With potato crisps, popcorn, in a sandwich, layered in a baking dish, with dhokla, with cucumber sticks as a dip, with fritters, with sushi….!!
What would you use it with? Do send your comments.
While I find weighing ingredients a very precise option, sometimes I also use Cups and Spoon measurements. I have used spoon measurement in the last section because I found it more accurate and less cumbersome.
I have included the cup measurements in the recipe notes.