One of the most useful condiments one can have in the cupboard, in my opinion, is chilli sherry. A dash of chilli sherry makes an ordinary stir fry brilliant. Chilli sherry in a marinade gives a fantastic depth of flavour. Perhaps the best thing is that you get the sherry flavour and the chilli flavour in one hit - no chopping of chilli or feeling bad about using that fino from the fridge.
Chilli sherry is a breeze to make :
Buy a bottle of sherry ; dry or medium dry at a push, but definately not cream. I wouldn't recommend the completely undrinkable stuff on the bottom shelf at the supermarket. A decent bottle on sale is perfect.
Pour a wee bit out, into a glass if you have been lucky enough to buy a bargain.
Push some washed chilli's down the spout.
Leave for a month at the back of the pantry.
Use, but don't forget to prepare the next batch before this one runs out . . .
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