Monday, August 20, 2012
Hot Hot Hot!
I like to cook and enjoy spicy food. My tolerance for heat is pretty high. I cook with jalapeno peppers all the time and eat them raw.
I was intrigued when a friend offered me some habenero peppers she'd grown in her garden. I'd never eaten or cooked with them before, only tasted them as an ingredient in hot sauce. I wondered how hot they'd be fresh.
I chopped one up and tossed it in my pesto sauce on pasta. One medium-sized pepper made the dish as hot as humanly-possible to consume. And I can take a punch.
For a long time, habeneros were considered the hottest pepper on Earth. Now I know why. They're virtually lethal.
Have you ever eaten one of these devilish peppers?