I never got excited about this traditional Passover dish, until I opened my fridge and started pulling out the building blocks of a delicious, savory egg dish : mushrooms, onions, kimchi, and of course Bobbie's Boat Sauce.
Note: Bobbie's Boat Sauce isn't (yet) certified Kosher and definitely isn't Kosher for Passover. But I'm okay with that if you are!
I decided to name these The Devil's Croutons not because they're hot as hell (though they easily could be - see variation), but because I believe Satan himself gave me this recipe. Tossed in melted butter and Bobbie's Boat Dust, they put the "crack" in oyster crackers. Add to soups or salads, or shovel liberally into your mouth when you're trying to come up with a headline for an email newsletter. These will keep for a few weeks but slim chance they will last longer than a few days.
I believe that Japanese Curry Rice, or Karē Risu, is one of those dishes that gets better after you've made it a few times, enough to cook it from memory. Some recipes call for ketchup, some for tonkatsu sauce, but all recipes have some element of tomato. I took that as an invitation to add Bobbie's Boat Sauce and was very pleased with the results.
If you don't want to use beef, substitute with boneless chicken thighs, or forgo the meat altogether and add some diced tofu in the last 15 minutes of cooking.
Up until a few months ago, I kept a jar in my spice cupboard labeled "Fish Taco Dust" on masking tape and sharpie. It contained a blend of paprika, cumin, black pepper, and garlic powder. I'd take some firm, flaky fish like Pacific cod or halibut, blot dry then season liberally with my taco dust, blacken in a hot cast iron skillet, and serve with corn tortillas, cabbage, crema, and Hot Boat Sauce.
Bobbie's Boat Dust has replaced my homemade taco dust (which clumped mercilessly) and for the occasion of its debut, I've created a recipe that more closely approximates a Baja fish taco sort of, in the sense that you add it to a flour dredge and make a simple batter. Adding Boat Sauce to the crema and finishing with more Boat Sauce and Boat Dust you would think is gilding the lily, and it is, but it's not overkill, it's harmony.
Deviled eggs and I go way back, and I must admit that my tastes and opinions skew puritanical when it comes to this ubiquitous party food. My hard rules: use yellow mustard or dry mustard, and you should never need additional salt. But once you have the basic filling down, you are only limited by your own imagination, so go crazy, and be generous with the Boat Dust.
There's an infectious earwormtaking over all social media. If you haven't experienced it yet, do so at your own risk. While I hate it for being in my head constantly mere seconds after I first heard it, I don't hate that it has made a lot of people insanely and inexplicably happy, and besides, corn season is going to be over in another couple of weeks. While it's still sweet an juicy and the grilling weather holds, try this simple and decadent treatment : Elote con Boat Sauce.