Habanero and Chipotle Ketchup Ingredients

Wow, time really does fly. It’s been about two months since I last added a new entry to the blog – a little longer than the “few weeks” I said I’d take.

But hopefully the next couple of recipes will make up for it. This first one is my slight adaptation of a recipe from the Pitt Cue Co. recipe book – my Habanero and Chipotle Ketchup. It uses more readily available ingredients in the UK.  It’s really part of a two step endeavour. I say endeavour rather than “recipe” as this one is pretty damn spicy. As a result, unless you’re big into spicy sauces I’d say this one is simply a base for a bigger and better recipe – Barbecue Sauce!

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Rather than looking at exactly how long it’s been since something was last added to Pan and Bottle, let’s just say it’s been too long. Far too long. It’s been a busy few months – a new job and moving home certainly take up a fair amount of time. But that’s no excuse! So I thought it high time for a new recipe or two.

This weekend an entire Saturday was spent in the kitchen creating two sauces – a habanero and chipotle ketchup, which was then used as a (somewhat spicy) base for my new favourite barbecue sauce.

In between stirring sauces, I also set up a YouTube channel. I thought it could be nice to make a few videos of the recipes to supplement the blog posts to add a little more colour and explanation. I’ll also use it to share some of my favourite videos I’ve used to teach myself how to do certain things, or to add explanation to the latest kitchen gadget I may be using and what the heck it actually does.

At the moment, all that’s on the channel is the Pan and Bottle logo. I promise that will change over the next couple of weeks as I get around to updating it, building a few playlists and uploading my first video! In the meantime you can see the Pan and Bottle YouTube channel here.

So, apologies it’s been too long. The new recipes will be ready and up in the next couple of weeks. Let’s not leave it this long again!

Mint Sauce - Perfect with Lamb on a Lazy Sunday

It’s been a fair old while since I’ve added a new post to the blog.  This is largely due to the fact I’ve recently started a new job, which of course has taken up most of my attention over the past few weeks. 

Since I was enjoying having a lazy Sunday, I though I should probably do at least something a little productive so I made some lovely mint sauce as a nice accompaniment to the lamb we’re having!Continue reading

Apple Sauce - Pan and Bottle

So this Sunday we were having pork for dinner, cooked by my girlfriend’s mother.  I absolutely love apple sauce with pork and have done since I was a kid.  So I thought I’d have a go at making some apple sauce to accompany the pork.  It tasted pretty great and went down really well with everyone at the table!  Read on to find out more and get the recipe.Continue reading

Lime Chilli Chicken

It all seems to be about chilli at the moment.  And chicken.  I love both, of course. This really easy three ingredient marinade for lime chilli chicken takes no time at all to make and tastes great – a perfect bright marinade for chicken with a chilli kick, great on a hot summer evening.Continue reading

Sweet chilli sauce in a flash

I first made this sweet chilli sauce on my ski season.  It was about an hour before service and I’d run out of the batch we’d made at the start of the season – as had the chalet next door.  There was no time to pop to the shops and nothing to borrow from next door.  The only option – come up with something else, fast.  Enter this super simple sweet chilli sauce recipe.  Tweaked since my ski season, I’ve changed this up a little bit to my taste.Continue reading

Coffee and Orange Bourbon

I love coffee.  Every morning after waking up and getting dressed for the day, I grind my beans, get my Bialetti ready and brew a cup to start the day.  It only seemed right, therefore, that I tried an infusion involving the beautiful black stuff.

This is a tale of an experiment not working out.  Of failure and learning.  It’ll go better next time – but before then, I thought I’d share with you why I thought this time it didn’t go so well!Continue reading

Easy peasy raspberry coulis/sauce

It’s been a while since I’ve put up a new recipe.  Since my last post, I’ve been on holiday for two weeks, spent four days in the South of France at a wedding and had a few job interviews.  It’s been a busy last few weeks!

Tomorrow evening I’m popping to town to go and visit some old Uni friends.  We’re going for a picnic which should be lovely!  As I’m currently spending most of my time at home preparing for interviews, speaking to recruiters and agonising over my latest cover letter, I thought it would be nice to take a little time out and make something for my contribution.

I’m making a white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake (which was voted cheesecake of the season by some colleagues, nonetheless).  This is served with a lovely and super easy raspberry coulis.  So whilst the cheesecake isn’t really within the remit of what I intended for the blog, the raspberry coulis is – it’s kind of a sauce, after all!Continue reading

Infusion tips after a few infusions under my belt

Infusion tips after a few infusions under my beltHere are Pan and Bottle’s Top Five Infusion Tips to help you on your way with your own infusions!

Time to share

I’ve now completed two infusions (not including the ones I’ve done in the past before starting Pan and Bottle).   I’ve already learnt a fair deal, so thought now would be a good time to share a few infusion tips with you to get you on your way with either trying the recipes on the site, or coming up with your own.Continue reading