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Bhut Jolokia (ghost peppers)

A friend of mine gave me some peppers he has growing this year. I'm going to make a hot sauce but don't think I'll need much. These are supposedly the hottest peppers in the world.

Anyone have any eating experience??


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  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 519
    To quote Kurtz... The horror, the horror.
  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,429

    Can you dry one out for seeds and share some seeds with me?

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,016
    I'm on my third bottle of Melinda's Naga Jolokia sauce.  Love the stuff.  Not for the faint-hearted or Canadians.  Or if you're from Iowa.  
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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 3,738
    Forgot the picture. These look mre habenero ish. But from my readings some ghost peppers do. But he's used a few and they lit him on fire!

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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 3,738
    @aviator
    you wanting some seeds to plant?

    Well what about Mississippi?? I know it ain't not Texas, but I don't mind it hot.


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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 4,846
    Ultimate "dance of the burning a--hole" comes to mind!  Scoville rating-don't look :)
    Louisville
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 5,280
    Be careful with those, boss. Not for the faint of heart! :) Try half or one first, then figure out how much of it you can work with. Would not recommend eating it straight up - use it for seasoning your dish.

    Nola - I lived in Iowa, so know exactly what you mean.

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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 3,738
    edited June 2013
    Iowa just sounds bland.


    I have a hot sauce recipe for that I wanna try for a base, add 1/2 of one of these and test? haha yea he gave me 3 and he said "go lightly with these".  


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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,016
    Me and a buddy laughed our asses off one night (adult beverage was flowing) watching youtube videos of people eathing these.  I don't think any of dem fools will ever do it again.....



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  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 519
    Mayonnaise is considered a spicy food in Iowa. Ghost peppers are considered extreme everywhere.
  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,429
    @MCN, yes to plant and grow. I live on HOT peppers. My wife says that it is the only "vegetable" I eat. Seriously, I munch on few of the sliced Jalapenos (fresh) while its waiting to go into a dish. I guess I got used to it.

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 5,280
    MCN: that's what I would do.

    VI: I would have to respectfully disagree. The flavors of different chillies are very different, apart from the degree of heat they impart. I like jalapenos in certain things, but they don't fit in the Indian items I cook (Thai chillies work better). In some West Indian dishes that I've cooked (Trinidadian/Jamaican) the Thai chillies don't work as well as scotch bonnets in terms of flavor.

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  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,082
    You should start by reading this article first. These peppers sound very  dangerous:

    http://tinyurl.com/nk2d44u

    Barry Lancaster, PA
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,947
    edited June 2013
    caliking said:
    VI: I would have to respectfully disagree. The flavors of different chillies are very different, apart from the degree of heat they impart.
    Actually, after thinking about it, I agree.  I use Tien Tsin peppers in my stir frys and they are hotter.  I guess I was thinking of eating them straight.  I rarely eat more than a sliver of the Tien Tsins in the final dish, but like the flavor they give.
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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 3,738
    edited June 2013
    @shiff

    hey man, my wifes family is from Lancaster

    ha, and those people in that article are idiots


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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 3,738
    im thinking of something

    vinegar
    roma tomatoes
    onions
    garlic
    half of ghost pepper
    sugar
    salt

    I've got a few recipes to get a good mix of ratios, Maybe get one hot hot with a thin constancy and one a little like ketchup and not so killer hot


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  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,082
    @shiff

    ha, and those people in that article are idiots
    I couldn't believe what they went through after eating those peppers.  Everyone contemplating eating those peppers should read the article.  Of course, some of the heat could be caused by where they are grown.  Perhaps US grown bhut jolokia peppers are milder.
    Barry Lancaster, PA
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 3,738
    Shiff said:
    @shiff

    ha, and those people in that article are idiots
    I couldn't believe what they went through after eating those peppers.  Everyone contemplating eating those peppers should read the article.  Of course, some of the heat could be caused by where they are grown.  Perhaps US grown bhut jolokia peppers are milder.
    I'm sure it would make a difference where and how they are grown.  


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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,016
    Shiff said:
    You should start by reading this article first. These peppers sound very  dangerous:

    http://tinyurl.com/nk2d44u

    Read that.  They don't sound too dangerous, I mean, like they cause your junk to fall off or anything.

    Love this quote: "It’s the flavors—a gorgeous vibrating chord of lemon, cut grass and florals. Roko cut it small because he wanted me to be able to appreciate it. With peppers this hot, the flavors get trampled by the pain."

    Where there's a problem, there's a solution...and that solution is rotary distillation:

    http://www.cuisinetechnology.com/blog/recipe-vac-rot-evap/distilled-habanero/
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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,429
    @MCN, nevermind found it on Amazon.

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  • GQuizGQuiz Posts: 610
    Had a friend who tried one... said he could feel it entering his intestines. The flavor may be phenomenal, but you'd have to dilute it or remove the seeds. The place where they shot Man vs. Food in San Antonio requires gloves and mask when handling it.

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,016
    I love hot food, but I don't like the feeling of passing forks sideways when playing angry birds in the morning....
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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 3,738
    Aviator said:
    @MCN, nevermind found it on Amazon.
    did you order them? there are some reviews on some of them that they didnt get the right seeds


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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 5,280
    I  don't get folks who eat whole chillies and then make videos about it. Its a condiment... you don't see poeple drinking a six-pack of ketchup in the evening!

    @MCN: just my $0.02, based entirely on my preference, but i like hot sauces that have a consistency between that of tabasco sauce and ketchup. Tabasco is too runny for my liking, and ketchup-consistency sauces are a b!tch to get out of the bottle and mix into food. 

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,016
    Habanero sauce is my favorite.  Chunky, great flavor, hot but not too hot.  Melinda's version is excellent.
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  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,335
    you can put them in a crock pot on low to help them dry out faster. It only takes a couple hours for them to dry out and then you can use them whenever. Sometimes I like to throw the dried peppers in a food processor to make my own pepper flakes.
    Dunedin, FL
  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,429
    Aviator said:
    @MCN, nevermind found it on Amazon.
    did you order them? there are some reviews on some of them that they didnt get the right seeds
    I went with the one with the most + reviews. Lets see, for a few $ it can be that bad. But see if you can make one of them for seeds, or ask your buddy. Its always better when it comes from a known source.

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    And all the toys to make me look like a Gizmo Chef.

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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 3,738
    @aviator

    He is making seeds for sure. His pepper plants are six foot tall. One bush has over 75 peppers on it.

    They are being grown in hydroponic greenhouses :-B

    I'm going to be turning over my garden next month and looking at doing only squash and beans outside, doing peppers in a small greenhouse.

    @nolaegghead thought you'd enjoy a hydroponic read.


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