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Hot Mess
08-12-2010, 09:42 PM (This post was last modified: 08-12-2010 10:21 PM by Holly.)
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Hot Mess
Okay here goes nothin'! I don't know if any of these pictures will come out, but I am linking to photobucket. I just cooked up this Hot Mess and it was really good!

These ingredients are approximated:
1/2 cup white onions
1/4 cup garlic
5 orange habanero peppers
2 long red peppers (cayenne? not sure what kind they were)
1 1/2 cup tomatoes
1/2 cup mushrooms
1 Tbs cayenne pepper
1 Tbs curry
one can of white beans (was supposed to be chick peas but I ran out of them - chick peas are much better with this).

-Chop the onions and garlic and combine them in a pot on mid-high heat. Cook them until they are golden.
-Take the seeds out of the peppers, and chop. (I used to eat the seeds but was recently told that could cause a lot of intestinal problems down the road, so take the seeds out.)
-Add the peppers to the pot and stir.
-Add the mushrooms, cayenne pepper, and curry
-Stir everything and add a drop of oil if you need to but be careful of the steam that will come up and hit you in the nose. I caught a whiff and my lungs were a little spicy hot for a minute.
-Stir in the chopped or canned tomatoes.
-Add salt and pepper
-Stir in the beans (mine were canned)
-Add a cup or two of water as needed.
-Smash some of the beans with a fork as they cook.
-Cook it on medium-high to boil with lid on, then reduce to medium and cook with lid half way on.
-Cook until it reduces down to a thick chili-like consistency. That might take 20 minutes or so.

Bake some fresh bread ahead of time.
2 cups of flour
1 package of quick rising yeast
warm water

Pre-heat oven to 475 degrees (or you can use broil)
-Stir the flour, yeast, and salt in a bowl.
-Add some warm water
-Make a big dough ball in the bowl and cover the bowl with a cloth and leave bowl on counter for about 45-60 minutes until the dough has risen double its size.
-Punch it down, cover it, and let it rise again for about 10-15 minutes.
-Flour your hands and take the dough out of the bowl and put it on a pre-floured bread board.
-Massage the dough with your hands into a baguette shape and think only of LOVE when you do this!
-Put the baguette-shaped dough on a pre-oiled cookie sheet or other flat pan
-Rub a little oil on the top of the bread and sprinkle some salt
-Put it in the oven for 10-15 minutes.
-Take it out of the oven, slice it up, and use it to sop up Hot Mess!

Cooking the Hot Mess:

Fresh baked bread right from the oven:

Hot Mess with white wine:

Closeup of Hot Mess:

Another pic of Hot Mess:[/align]

I never said I was a chef! I just like me some Hot Mess!

I hope you do, too!

With much love,

I forgot to say the mushrooms should be sliced.
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08-12-2010, 10:48 PM
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RE: Hot Mess
Looks delicious!

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08-12-2010, 11:03 PM (This post was last modified: 08-12-2010 11:04 PM by Holly.)
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RE: Hot Mess
PS - It looks like I forgot to say to chop and/or slice things, LOL. Slice the mushrooms and the peppers. If you use whole tomatoes, slice those. I admit sometimes I use canned tomatoes (and I did tonight), but those are not so good for you, so try to use fresh ones.
(08-12-2010 10:48 PM)Bageleth Wrote:  Looks delicious!

Thank you! It was good, and I have some left over for tomorrow, as well as half the loaf of bread.
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