So I ate my first fresh Bhut Jolokia...
So I finally ate my first, fresh Bhut Jolokia pod last night. I’ve grown them for several years, but hadn’t downed a ripe one yet.
I wasn’t sure that this one had the full 1,000,000 SHU heat, but was very careful as I put the first cut piece of pod in the center of my tongue. At first, nothing. After about 5 seconds or so, I rolled it to the side of my mouth and started chewing it. A metallic taste spread across the back of my palate only to ignite as if someone touched a match to lighter fluid. The second piece caught fire sooner, and I paced and protested, and decided that eating them fresh, by themselves, is probably not the best Bhut Jolokia preparation.
That being said, I’m now looking for a way to eat the other dozen or so pods that remain on the plant. If nothing else, I may try drying the pods and making a superhot powder that I can add to cooked dishes.
So what preparations have others come up with? I’m game to try other concoctions.1 thumbs up!Posted about 2 years ago
Try pairing with pumpkin !! It works really well in pumpkin bread !
0 thumbs up!Posted almost 2 years ago
made my mouth water just reading it. I’m a fan of spicy food, but these things are HOT!! I just planted some seeds that were given to me. Whoo hoo!
0 thumbs up!Posted 7 months ago
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