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.

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May 20, 2012, 03:33
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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!
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