Carolina mustard sauce is the perfect accompaniment to any BBQ that features pork. Pulled pork. Smoke roasted pork. Sausages. Whole hog. It just works. The tang of the vinegar, the mustard and that hint of heat from the chili powder. Perfect.
Chorizo potatoes. This is a riff on patatas bravas – one of the most famous tapas dishes of all time. It’s famous for a reason. It’s really good. But jack up the flavour with some chorizo. Drizzle it with some homemade aioli or garlic mayonnaise. That’s great.
Kachumber is a great Indian salad waiting to be discovered. Tomatoes, cucumber, onions and the bright tastes of cilantro and mint kicked up with a little green chili. Like a Greek salad jacked up with Indian flavours. Perfect counterpoint to a curry or two.
I love a good creamy potato salad loaded with bits of egg and pickle. But it doesn’t always match the menu. It’s kind of a sledge hammer side. Strong. Assertive. In your face. Warm potato salad with bacon and coarse mustard is a more refined take on potato salad. Chill. Confident. A bit understated. But totally awesome.
Tandoori chicken tacos. People are making all sorts of funky tacos these days. Korean bulgogi tacos. Japanese teriyaki tacos. Thai shrimp tacos. Why not Indian tandoori chicken tacos?
Chicken tikka is the perfect way to get maximum tandoori flavour into the smallest possible form factor. Forget shredding tandoori chicken. Tikka are little flavour bombs waiting to be wrapped in a tortilla. Smothered in a cooling yoghurt drizzle. Brightened with a bit of cilantro and lime. Perfect!
Want the comfort of a nice pasta al forno but you don’t have time to make anything fancy? Baked pasta with sausage alfredo sauce is a fast way to get a fix. Simple. Fast. Easy. Sausage and a bit of crushed red chili kick the flavours up a notch. It’s an Italian spin on mac and cheese with pulled pork.