Pickling a Peck of Peppers

I post this with the full knowledge that half of my family categorically avoids spicy foods. These mellow pretty well because of the sugar, though. Slice about 20 jalapenos or other red peppers into 1/4″ – 1/2″ disks.  In a saucepan, bring 3 cups water, 3 cups distilled white vinegar, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup…

Spicy Sauce and Fish

We were fortunate enough to catch Sprouts in an amazing sale where the wild caught salmon was a dollar per pound less than the farm raised and I snapped up two pounds because you can always make something delicious with salmon. I like this chimichurri with it because the lime juice brings the flavors to…

Spicy Garlic Mussels

Scrub and de-beard 2 lbs live black mussels. Discard any that do not close within a minute when tapped against another mussel. In a high walled skillet or Dutch oven, heat 3 cups white wine or vegetable broth over medium high heat. Add in 2 tablespoons minced garlic, 1/2 tsp oregano, 1 tsp red pepper…