November 16, 2005

That's a Spicy Lunch!

Lunch Combo
Originally uploaded by drmomentum.
The last couple of days I've been having this combo for lunch.

Progresso Southwestern-Style Chicken plus a shot of Blair's After Death hot sauce (with chipotle!).

Just adding about 1/4 tsp of the sauce to the soup makes it mouth-burning hot. And that's a good thing. The soup itself is not bad, with a broth thickened with corn flour, giving it a very southwestern flavor.

However, the kick is what really makes this puppy great. Thoughtful Sharon brought that sauce back from the actual southwest. Thanks, Sharon! It's a deliciously nuclear-hot sauce which is addictive. I ate a package of chicken strips I got from the market while dipping them into this stuff. It nearly burned my insides out, but it was worth it.

If you click the link and browse my other recent Flickr photos, you'll see that I finally got fed up and cleaned my office.

Damn exciting stuff.
Posted by James at November 16, 2005 12:10 PM
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Blair's hot sauce can make any soup great, I agree!

I've had that sauce before, and it certainly burned my mouth, throat and stomach out. Good luck! How long do you think that'll last you?

By the way, have you ever found yourself adding more crackers when you accidentally put too much Blair's in your soup? I do :)

Posted by: Smoking Tongue at November 16, 2005 12:41 PM

Trust a former boatswain: As well as a yummy accompaniment to any meal or snack, hot sauce makes a great brass polish. And you'll be "motivated" to clean your office. You see how these things work out?

Posted by: ThirdMate at November 16, 2005 5:24 PM

I love hot sauce, and good chiles. Friend of mine in Santa Fe recomended a great cook book, "The Feast of Santa Fe". Good stuff.

Same friend sends me a bushel of green chiles every couple of septembers (chile harvest). They roast them on the side of the road, he bags them up, packs them in dry ice, and FedExes them to me.

On the hot sauce note, this is a great read:

Posted by: Bob McCown at November 16, 2005 6:51 PM

I couldn't eat anything that spicy, but I'm glad you found something nutritious and easy to make that you really like. :-)

Posted by: Chuck S. at November 16, 2005 7:12 PM

Thank you, Bob M, that WAS a great read... and so were some of the comments on that review. The story itself was no great shakes IMO, but the writing was spectacular.

Posted by: Julie at November 17, 2005 9:17 AM

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