Grilled meat, poultry or fish are
delicious when spiced up with a red-hot salsa, chutney, relish or
pickle. The selection varies from Coconut Chili Relish, which is
pleasantly hot, to scorching hot Double Chili Salsa. Tomato and Onion
Salad with red chili is surprisingly refreshing, and Pickled Cucumbers
are good with cold meats or cheese.
and Juice: Use either a small gauge grater or a citrus "zester" to
remove just the brightly colored outer peel from any citrus fruit.
You do not want to go as far as the "white" layer, the pith, which
can be quite bitter. The fruit flavor is in the oil of the freshly
grated peel and is much more intense than the juice from the fruit.
If you substitute dried, bottled, or bagged citrus peel, you will
miss out on the opportunity to turn an ordinary dish into something
Reserve the juice from the lemon or the lime to use as a flavor
enhancer. It is an essential element in recognized dishes from some
countries and can act as a salt substitute. Use it to bring out the
flavors of your salsas, dressing, and more vegetable stir-fries.
Like the zest, fresh juice is much better tasting than the bottled
or mass-produced kind.