This is my best paste so far. It is very hot and salty. Saltiness milds within time. It is kind of luxurious paste with all the goodies. It has huge amount of anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties . It never goes bad in room temperature – I have still jars from 2 years ago. I even had one jar which was not properly closed – it evaporated some water, the contents dried, but didn’t go bad either. Still the paste was yummy.
It is a true time-saver. I use it in:
- mussels sause
- cooked cabbage – a dear Japanese friend told me it tasted as if I added miso 🙂
- kale dishes
- it adds hint of hotness to soups
- on bread slices
- in warm milk with honey when being sick