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Sainsbury's weird recipes

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supersop60 · 09/09/2015 19:40

Has anybody tried Sainsbury's recipe ideas? Coffee or chocolate in your spag bol? Sorry, what?

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pluck · 09/09/2015 19:42

Oh, yes, as if I have dark chocolate sitting about at home or wine to cook with... yeah, right!


Orangesarenottheonlyfruit · 09/09/2015 19:42

It's not that weird at all! Choc is a traditional addition to stews and chillies in Mexico, especially a 'mole'. Coffee is similar in that it adds depth to the flavour. Try it!


Passmethecrisps · 09/09/2015 19:44

Coffee is normal as is chocolate in Mexican food.

I thought the horseradish in Maceroni cheese sounded shite though


TheColdDoesBotherMeAnyway · 09/09/2015 19:45

We had chocolate and coffee in our chilli tonight - and it was lovely if I do say so myself Wink


BikeRunSki · 09/09/2015 19:47

I rather like the idea of horseradish in macaroni cheese. I put mustard in anyway.


dodobookends · 09/09/2015 20:37

I like horseradish on cheese-on-toast.


Oysterbabe · 09/09/2015 20:42

I always put chocolate in my chili.


wickedwaterwitch · 09/09/2015 20:43

Some of them are bonkers!


Pensfriends · 09/09/2015 20:43

Chocolate makes chilli amazing.


Zippidydoodah · 09/09/2015 20:45

I have been known to put cocoa powder in my chili before! Didn't make any difference so perhaps I didn't put enough?


supersop60 · 09/09/2015 20:45

Ok - I'll have to try it!

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BearFoxBear · 09/09/2015 20:48

I always put chocolate in chili too Smile


AsTimeGoesBy · 09/09/2015 20:53

I don't like regular macaroni cheese, a bit of horseradish to cut through the richness of the cheese might be just the thing, I love horseradish.

They were suggesting chorizo in lasagne over the tannoy today, no thanks, that woukd ruin it.


Snozberry · 09/09/2015 21:19

Horseradish in macaroni cheese sounds so offensive I don't think I will ever shop at sainsburys again . The others I understand but horseradish sounds like a mistake, surely mustard is better?


Fluffyears · 09/09/2015 21:56

My dad heard about adding cocoa to chilli but he was a bit drunk when cooking (functioning alcoholic) and put half a tub of cadburys drinking chocolate was foul! How much coffee do you add?


TheColdDoesBotherMeAnyway · 09/09/2015 22:15

I put a teaspoon of instant coffee in the chilli, and 4 squares of dark chocolate. I can't stand coffee and I'm not all that keen on dark chocolate but they go well in a chilli Smile


Palomb · 09/09/2015 22:17

The horseradish things sounds absolutely bloody revolting.


Runwayqueen · 09/09/2015 22:32

I always add dark chocolate to our chilli, and also to spag bol. Not too keen on the horseradish


WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant · 09/09/2015 22:40

Thecold, that's interesting. I have never drank coffee, so it seems a bit pointless to me.

I have added chocolate to rich tomato sauce before. I think it was a "thing" about 20 years ago...

Feel old now!


Dawndonnaagain · 09/09/2015 23:06

Horseradish in a cheese sauce is amazing. Years ago sainsburys used to do a cream cheese with horseradish, I still miss it!


trollkonor · 09/09/2015 23:51

They've just been chucking stuff into their ads that tv chefs have being suggesting for the odd decade, that they have got from ideas for more traditional cooking. Coffee or high % dark chocolate and meat or chilli is well known. If mustard goes with cheese sauce, then so does horseradish. I love horseradish and marmite goes with sooo much.

Many of the things they suggest are those little background flavours to replace things like star anise, or balsamic, or juniper, any other vinegar, wine.

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