Smoked Fish Pate Cheeky Style

You will all be glad to know that I have once again been experimenting and stumbled upon a true winning recipe. This time it is Smoked Fish Pate, with a few surprises thrown in for good measure. My choice of smoked fish was Marlin. A wonderful deep sea fish that is absolutely full of flavour and for me has absolutely the perfect consistency for pate once it has been hot smoked. The other reason I chose Marlin was because my good friend Glenn brought some round at the weekend from one of his … [Read more...]

Carolina Reaper New Worlds Hottest Pepper – Guinness World Record Smashed Again

Here we go again.... Midway through 2013, rumours were abound that the worlds hottest pepper record had been smashed again. Introducing the Carolina Reaper Clocking in at an average of 1,569,300 SCU (with one pepper coming in at 2.2 million!!) and grown by Ed Curry of PuckerButt Pepper Company, the Carolina Reaper is a hybrid Capsicum Chinense that has now officially taken top spot from the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion. Tests were carried out by Winthrop University in South Carolina, USA, … [Read more...]

Cheeky Chili Shop Opens

Hello again Chili fans. I have got some great news to bring you today. We have FINALLY opened our long awaited Chili shop. As many of you will know, we have been planning this for over 3 years, but for various reasons, it just never happened. However, today, after a crazy amount of hard work, I have opened the doors. As you may expect from a Chili store, we have a massive selection of anything chili related. Our focus is on hot sauce, seeds and chili books, but we also have gloves, … [Read more...]

Chicken Pathia, Cheeky Style

Being British, I have been spoiled over the years with access to an amazing diversity of Indian food. There really is nowhere quite like the UK for the sheer number of Indian restaurants. It used to be that a fish and chip takeaway (known locally as a chippy) was on every corner. Now it's an Indian restaurant or takeaway! I first fell in love with Indian food in the 80's. In fact, Indian food (or more specifically curry) is the reason I developed a fascination with chili. From my teenage … [Read more...]

AWESOME Doner Kebab, Tastes Just Like The Real Thing (and Healthy too)

Being British, much my youth was spent filling my face with doner kebab from the local takeaway establishments of Northern England, usually late at night after a beer or two (or ten)! I hate to think what the kebab meat consisted of back then and it's a standard joke in the UK that you must have imbibed several alcoholic drinks, just to eat one. I however was not like that. I knew they were full of all sorts, but I loved them stone cold sober. I still do! A steaming pitta overflowing … [Read more...]

Cheeky Chili Chow! My Variation on Durban’s Bunny Chow!

Yesterday, as I was writing my post on Chili bread, I had a moment of brilliance! Admittedly, this does not happen too often, so before I managed to forget exactly what it was, I headed over to the kitchen to set the wheels in motion. I have had the fortunate experience to spend an awful lot of time in South Africa over the last 20 years. Although I never lived there (I came close once), I was a regular visitor, often spending up to three weeks a time, three times a year travelling around the … [Read more...]

Chili Bread

I have gone slightly crazy in the last week. Once again, my chili fascination is at an all time high and I am using it in almost everything I eat. My latest find is chili bread. Actually, it's not so much a find as I used to make it all the time, but had simply forgotten about it. In a moment of boredom last weekend (it rained solidly), I decided to head into the kitchen to see what I could invent. Having come up with precisely nothing, I turned to food for thought and opened the fridge. … [Read more...]

Habanero Hellraiser by Jon

Hello Chili fans! It's been rather a long time since I last wrote a blog post. I have a number of reasons why (or excuses) and most are valid, including emigrating to the other side of the world and getting married. However, I have now made the conscious decision to dedicate some time and effort back into Cheeky Chili, it's been far too long. One of the wonderful things about moving to a warm climate is that chili grows like mad. Auckland is the perfect climate for it, especially in the … [Read more...]

Spicy Condiments: Hot Sauce

by Chrontourage Article by Brian Poehler Spicy Condiments: Hot Sauce - Food - Restaurant Reviews Search by Author, Title or Content Article ContentAuthor NameArticle Title Home Submit Articles Author Guidelines Publisher Guidelines Content Feeds RSS Feeds FAQ Contact Us Nothing livens up bland food like a couple drops of hot sauce. Every different hot … [Read more...]

Eating The Naga Morich Chili pepper (One of the worlds hottest Chilies)

Naga Morich Chili - Well this was a turn up for the books.... Lok had decided to buy some of the worlds hottest chillies, which were the Naga Morich's... Thanks for that dude :P So, how hot were they?.... Well.... WOW, the heat was intense, just like the Dorset and the Bhut, this one is a painful critter. First few seconds are painless, then the Naga heat kicks in and doesn't want to stop!! The throat burnt first, then moving to the whole of the mouth then numbing the tongue almost … [Read more...]