Peanut Butter with a bite. For all the chilli lovers out there, this is a blend you should definitely try.
The peanuts we use come from Argentina and are dry roasted to make the perfect texture of peanut butter. Peanut butter madness sets in and we create flavours as peanut butter is a benefit to health and can be used to add flavour and texture in cooking.
People love to mix Peanut Butter with a huge variety of flavours. Who would have thought that people will eat peanut butter with Chilli?! So we'll give it a go too.
I like hot food, but this one is REALLY hot! I made the mistake of trying a little on a teaspoon and my eyes were treated to an instant wash. No kidding, this is one for the chilli connoisseurs. For everyone else, even me, this product is best mixed with other ingredients so that you end up with the right strength. And then it is great - spicy and full of flavour, although the chilli does overshadow the peanuts somewhat. It is useful that the product lid has a sticker with some suggestions for use - with sandwiches, in stir fries, added to batter or gravy, and included as part of a dip.
I used it as the main ingredient in a satay sauce, adding nuoc mam (fish sauce), garlic and root vegetable slivers, and the result was perfect. Hot but not overly so, and it is easy to increase or reduce the heat by simply adding more of the other ingredients. I enjoyed it just as it was, but my partner added a dash of coconut cream. Each to their own! Breaking with tradition, I served the sauce with a fusion dish of baked potatoes, kebabs, and avocado.
Because I had some sauce left over, I next tried it with nachos. I used plain beef mince and just stir fried the meat until it was cooked then added the sauce; once it was reheated, I poured it over the nacho chips and added cheese and yoghurt on top. That was a really good way to use it as the sauce had mellowed slightly overnight and tasted even better than it had the day before.
We use a lot of cottage cheese but it can lack flavour so I usually add something to pep it up. A little peanut butter stirred in made a great sandwich filling. I warmed the peanut butter first so it would mix in more smoothly, but I could also have just put it straight on to the bread and added the cottage cheese on top. However it was assembled, it was a tasty combination and one I will remember for the future. It would also be a good topping for crackers or triangles of toast to serve with soup.
I loved the quote on the side of the jar - Skippidy-Do-Da, Peanut Butter Hoo-Ha". It made me think of a Disney cartoon where one of the characters might have taken a mouthful straight from the jar (as I did!) and then started dancing round with his tongue hanging out because it was unexpectedly hot! I love products that have funny information printed on the packaging. I am more inclined to buy something when it makes me smile; so many manufacturers take themselves too seriously. There is a place in retail for creative marketing.
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