Whoa! Hot!!!

summary: revisiting red-cooked pork; oven-roasted cauliflower and red okra; hot hot hot chilis; what kind are the little devils?

Can’t. Feel. The. Roof. Of. My. Mouth….

Small Chilis HOT

These little round chilis that look vaguely innocuous are anything but. They are insanely hot! I think they might be almost hotter than ghost peppers.

Does anyone know what kind of chilis these are? We think they might be Cherry Bombs….

The name is certainly fitting. And we did eat at least a couple of seeds and membrane when tasting one of these insane little things raw.

If you want to turn up the heat this summer, try a cherry bomb pepper. These adorable innocent-looking fruits resemble fat cherries. (They are botanically fruits because they contain seeds.) The thick flesh have a sweet flavor that imparts little to no heat. But as the name suggests, your mouth is in for an explosion of heat if you eat the seeds.
 
– Michael Tanenbaum, Consciously Kosher | Cherry Bomb Peppers

Last night, T used some of the little devils, along with a few dried cayennes (also hot hot hot) from the Indian supermarket, and J’s ridiculously hot green and red cayennes from his garden to make red-cooked pork.

Various Chilis - all HOT
Chinese Red Pork

hot hot hot

Mercifully, there was the most wonderful oven-roasted cauliflower and red okra with fermented black beans, and mountains of rice to counteract the heat….

Oven-Roasted Cauliflower and Okra with Fermented Black Beans

 

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