Sunday, 16 June 2013
Hot stuff, with LIDL chili peppers
I bought this selection of hot chili peppers, on Thursday, but didn't dare to try them until Friday evening as I didn't know exactly HOW hot they'd be, and I didn't want any awkward surprises at work.. =D
Well.. On Friday evening, I started with a blob of natural yogurt, the smallest of the tiny red peppers, and a gherkin. I thought, if the pepper was to be incredibly hot, the yogurt should bring it down a bit.
I chopped the pepper and the gherkin, and added them to the yogurt. It clearly needed more stuff, so I thought I'd add a vine tomato. I didn't want it all watery, so I scooped out the pips, and ate them, just chopping the solid parts of the tomato and adding to the yogurt based mix. At this point, I had a tiny bit of tomato, which had touched the spot of the counter where I'd earlier chopped the chili pepper, and WHOA!, my mouth was on fire! =D So, I found that the pepper was, in fact, incredibly hot... I also chopped some onion to the yogurt mix.
I had tortilla wraps and two chicken breast fillets in the fridge, and I thought I'd fry the breast fillets with some onion, then make spicy hot wraps with some lettuce, fried chicken, and the hot peppery yogurt mix.. But with the pepper being THAT hot, I decided to add it to my chicken and onion mix, saving me from seasoning that separately, and then I'd just add some lettuce to my wraps.
After the first wrap, I was totally burning, but at the same time, it was really good! I like the kind of proper hot flavour, which doesn't kill other flavours. However, when I had the second wrap, I decided to add blobs of natural yogurt (and drink some milk first), because I thought otherwise I might either have a heart attack or the runs.. LOL
On the following day, I made two more wraps with the leftovers. Somehow, it didn't seem quite as hot, this time, and I added some fresh vine tomato and blobs of mayonnaise, and the lettuce, of course. Very nice..
Now, I still have the rest of those peppers, and as I fried all my beef mince with fajita mix, earlier on (to freeze most of it for quick meals when I feel like it), I don't know what to do with the peppers!
I might try making something similar to Giardiniera, and just add whole peppers as they'd be kind of "lethal" if chopped.. =) Or, I might use some for spicy hot omelettes or such!