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In addition to entries on chile species, culture, terminology, and agriculture, the encyclopedia includes more than one hundred fiery recipes like Madras Fried Chile Fritters from India and Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings are sure to please any hot-and-spicy food lover. Black and white drawings and photographs, charts, and graphs appear throughout, and an eight page insert includes color photographs of dozens of varieties of chiles, invaluable for identification. The Chile Pepper Encyclopedia is an indispensable sourcebook for chile aficionados, gardeners, cooks, and anyone else who has a burning interest in fiery foods.
This favorite recipe from Madagascar can be prepared with any fresh green chile, but the hotter the better.Serve it as a side dish to grilled or roasted meat or fish.
MAKES 4 to 6 SERVINGS
3 jalapeqo chiles, stems and seeds removed, minced
2 green mangoes, pits removed, peeled and julienned
1 onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 to 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
Juice of 2 limes
3 tablespoons olive oil
Salt to taste
Combine all of the ingredients in a glass bowl, cover and let sit for 20 minutes to let the flavors blend.
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