I'm still here. I pretty much expected to still be here despite Rapture Fever. No way a heathen like me was going anywhere but to work on Monday morning. Still it's always good to be prepared. I thought a Post-Rapture dish was in order. Something hot and spicy for those of us left behind...to prepare us for a possible spicy afterlife. Beef Short Ribs with Red Chili Sauce seemed appropriate with not just one but two devilishly spicy dried chili varieties.
It makes my eyes burn just to look at them. Actually if I squint hard enough I think I can see the face of El Diablo in that ancho chili. Even worse? The extracted liquid after you soak and pulverize the chilies.
I'm sure this is some pretty tame stuff for most heat loving folks but for me it's an adventure in eating. Yet mixed with the meaty juices of the short ribs, it's not as spicy as I thought it would be.
Nice thick meaty short ribs with a mule kicking sauce is pretty good heathen eating. I even have enough sauce leftover to try broiling some sliced eggplant with it. Now if I can just find some peach ice cream for dessert? Wonder if the Raptured took it all with them?