Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:
Greenbelt, MD 08/22

Regularly scheduled events

Out of the Blue

After I made my chili over the weekend, a couple of folks questioned what happened to the dried Ghost Naga peppers I picked up this summer for the purpose. The answer is, they are still awaiting a use, but since I was setting out to make a batch of chili that's just moderately hot (let's say three alarm), this did not seem to be the right time to experiment to find the proper quantity of what's described as the "world's hottest pepper." I'll definitely make some chili with them at some point, though I am also contemplating creating some evil hot sauce as well.

Ghostly Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez and Acleacius.
Play: Greedy Pirates. Thanks Daniel.
Hotel Baron.
Links: Car Interiors.
Quality vs. Quantity: The Making of Good TV.
10 Largest Satellite Dishes on Earth.
Stories: WNBC booting Sue Simmons. End of an era in NYC.
Science: Mercedes turns car into a chameleon. Thanks Slashdot.
A trip to the gym alters DNA. Thanks Slashdot.
Media: Wizard Synchronizes Metronomes.
Evolution I.

View
11 Replies. 1 pages. Viewing page 1.
< Newer [ 1 ] Older >

11. Re: Out of the Blue May 20, 2012, 03:33 dacamper
 
So I took the plunge and made a batch of chili with the new recipe, using Ghost Chilis. These were dried ones from Amazon from Chillipepperpete, who delivers to the UK. Sealed in a packed. I did try a sliver of one and it set my mouth on fire, so I am fairly sure they are hot, but ymmv.

I added half a dried ghost pepper, after re-hydrating it and slicing it thinly, to a batch of 1/3 quantities. So I guess 1 and a half chilis to a full batch.

I then slow cooked the chili for 8 hours.

It was actually delicious! I took it to a work BBQ after keeping the chili in the fridge overnight, and everyone there said it was really nice. Just enough heat and not too much.

Certainly there was some heat - it started at the tongue and rolled its way to the back of the mouth in a nice manner. However it was also full of flavor.

I'll be making this again, especially when my workmates demand more of it for the next BBQ!
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
10. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 27, 2012, 08:51  Blue 
 
dacamper wrote on Apr 27, 2012, 05:58:
I tried your chili recipe way back and it was delicious.

I'm planning on using the new one with some dried ghost chillis, but I'm a bit nervous on how much to put in. I may drop just one in and see. If its 8 times stronger than a habanero, then 1 ghost should equal "weapons grade" plus a little bit

I'd kinda like someone else to try tho, before I kill my workmates...

Funny, I wouldn't mind someone else taking the plunge first either. As I said, I may experiment with making some hot sauce using one of the ghosts to get a sense for how potent they are.

Glad you liked how the chili turned out.
 
Avatar 2
 
Stephen "Blue" Heaslip
Blue's News Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, El Presidente for Life
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
9. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 27, 2012, 05:58 dacamper
 
I tried your chili recipe way back and it was delicious.

I'm planning on using the new one with some dried ghost chillis, but I'm a bit nervous on how much to put in. I may drop just one in and see. If its 8 times stronger than a habanero, then 1 ghost should equal "weapons grade" plus a little bit

I'd kinda like someone else to try tho, before I kill my workmates...
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
8. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 7, 2012, 22:30 xXBatmanXx
 
Well, it was 61 in Minneapolis yesterday, which makes for a nice mess. Glad the snow didn't show this year. Now just have to wait for some of the yuck to dry up - dogs are going crazy....driving ME crazy. Might just have to bit the bulet and head to the park with the understanding that I wil have to wash them when we get home.  
Avatar 10714
 
In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. / Few men have virtue enough to withstand the highest bidder.
Playing: New dad
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
7. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 7, 2012, 21:08 Sepharo
 
Went to lunch without our jackets today... Spring tiem!

Can't say I'm really upset that Winter was barely Winter. Didn't even have to drive in the snow once since the only few days it was bad the plowing was prompt.
 
Avatar 17249
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
6. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 7, 2012, 20:52 MisterBenn
 
It was too wet to play golf in SE England! I don't mind wet golf but I draw the line at "hacking it down before you start"...  
Avatar 56105
 
Playing: Path of Exile, Pandora: First Contact
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
5. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 7, 2012, 20:19 Cutter
 
Well it's supposed to be yo-yoing up and down the enxt week or two so I'm not going to get excited just yet.
 
Avatar 25394
 
"The South will boogie again!" - Disco Stu
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
4. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 7, 2012, 19:06 eunichron
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 7, 2012, 15:09:
What a lurvley spring day tease out there. A whopping 15 degrees atm!

Weather reports are saying we're full on into spring here now. It's supposed to stay in the 50s-60s for the next week... but that's still almost double what the temp was just 2 days ago.
 
Avatar 13977
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
3. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 7, 2012, 16:42 Wallshadows
 
Yeah, crazy weather out in the Maritimes too and we'll likely hit 15 tomorrow.

I kind of hate how winter is turning in to a prolonged fall/spring in this area. I love the snow but mother nature has been quite stingy with storms. When it does snow, it just rains like two hours later and turns the ground in to a gross shade of squishy brown and green.
 
Avatar 50040
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
2. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 7, 2012, 15:09 Cutter
 
What a lurvley spring day tease out there. A whopping 15 degrees atm!
 
Avatar 25394
 
"The South will boogie again!" - Disco Stu
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
1. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 7, 2012, 11:23 Creston
 
The proper quantity of a Bhut Jolokia is "a snippet."

Creston
 
Avatar 15604
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
11 Replies. 1 pages. Viewing page 1.
< Newer [ 1 ] Older >


footer

Blue's News logo