Saturday, May 29, 2010

Cayenne Is Hot...Who Knew?

Last night Bethany and I had a hankering for something different. So we broke into our collection of recipe books and dug up Garlic Sauce with Pasta & Shrimp. Naturally, this required a trip to Kroger.

So we jumped into the car, racing to beat the storm that was threatening to explode at any minute. We picked up the requisite shrimp and fresh parsley and cayenne pepper, which is not something we really keep in the house. Now, a little bottle of this stuff was nearly four dollars. A tremendous bottle of this stuff was $5.39. Figuring we'd need more eventually, we purchased the big bottle.

We made it home about ten minutes before the rain set in, though the thunder and lightning were putting on quite a show, and set to work whipping up dinner.

I should mention here that I've never cooked with cayenne before. I had no idea how hot this stuff is. I should also mention that, unless I'm baking, I tend to guesstimate my ingredients instead of measure. So a bit more than than the 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne (that was called for) made it in to the sauce.

Wow. That stuff is hot. The sauce had a great flavor. But wow. I think I'll measure the cayenne from now on.

1 comment:

  1. LOL! You crack me up! We actually planted some cayenne peppers in our garden this year! We use it in a bunch of our cooking! How did your shimp turn out over all?