Have you ever wanted to grow Jalapeños and some of the hottest peppers in the world, such as the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T, Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Chili) or Chocolate Habanero, in containers? You can do this even if you are brand new to pepper growing!
There’s nothing like the taste of fresh, homemade hot salsa, and if you use your own homegrown hot peppers, the taste is even more explosive! Salsas can be used on all kinds of food from toppings to tacos and burritos, dips for chips and even a delicious addition to your eggs. This hot salsa recipe makes 6 to 8 pints so you have enough to enjoy right away and store some for later. The most important thing to remember before [...]
Like the three stooges, “Peter, Paul and Mary”, and the three little pigs, Habanero, Lime and Patron were always meant to go together. They, complete each other. Keeping that in mind, I’d like to share my recipe for the habanero margarita. Being of Mayan decent and in honor of the birthplace of the habanero, this recipe is based on the Yucatan three part margarita. I guess three will be a running theme in this post. Speaking of three, in Merida, [...]
The source of heat in any type of pepper is the “capsaicin.” If you eat habaneros or grow habanero pepper plants, you know that habanero peppers are one of the hottest peppers available and that even touching the skin can cause a burning sensation. Habaneros have a Scoville heat index of 250,000 to 500,000 units, which measures the level of pepper capsaicin in this variety. Compared to the jalapeno that has just 2,500 units, that is really hot! This powerful [...]
This spicy chicken recipe is easy to make, takes less than an hour to complete and can be made mildly hot with a jalapeno or very hot with an habanero pepper. Ingredients: Package of chicken thighs (can substitute breasts) Chicken broth Sea salt and fresh ground pepper Half a jalapeno and/or half an habanero seeded and chopped (leave a few seeds in if you love the heat like I do!) Half an onion or a whole shallot chopped Olive oil [...]
Anyone who loves hot sauces or salsas may think of growing the habanero plant. If you are capable of growing tomatoes, habanero peppers can be grown easily, since their conditional requirements are similar. Origins The habanero chile pepper is the hottest chile pepper of Capsicum family. The unripe fruit is green, though the mature peppers may be red, orange, pink, white or brown. A mature habanero is around 3 to 6 cm long. Thought to have originated in Cuba, the [...]