A Good Smack and a Swift Kick is All You Need…Appetizers / November 2, 2016
Yes, I’m serious! A good smack never hurt anyone. (I hope you don’t bruise easily.) Actually the kind of hit I’m referring to is about flavor! And you thought you’d have to report me. If there’s any policing to be done, it will be to keep your family from asking for these yummy treats OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
Take a look and you’ll understand! The SMACK is a twist on chili, with lots of intense and deep flavors to give you that nice chili/cayenne “hit” you love with the sweetness of carrots, celery, red onion and cool cilantro. It was created because I wanted to use everything remaining in my fridge as well as some straggler packets of Ramen seasoning I just couldn’t seem to throw away.
The other is just so, so full of flavor! It has that KICK you just can’t resist and it’s the perfect appetizer for the fall. Roasted jalapenos with creamy goat cheese and a thyme, scallion white wine vinaigrette. I think I feel like hugging myself.
Rich beef broth and some Penzys Sate seasoning rounded out the menagerie of flavors for this chili twin. I really loved how the fennel in the ground sausage played against the deep Asian medley of the Sate seasoning. Gulp, gulp, gulp. Soup-erStar Status.
It’s only a matter of time before you make this your new go-to chili choice. it’s just so well rounded and satisfying. Ya gotta try it.
And look at all that color and crunch and heat on these jalapenos???!!!
You think you only want one. But you’re wrong. You will eat the whole darn plate if you’re not supervised! The acidity of the dressing, the cool goat cheese, the sweet tomatoes. OH MY GOSH!! Heaven…
Both recipes are below. And since you have been encouraged to SMACK and KICK your guests at your next party, I say do it with abandon!