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The ghost chilli

"a red pepper on a map"

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Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: December 28, 2008 08:14AM

Maybe I'll get lucky and find some of these pups ..... YUMMY smiling bouncing smileysmiling bouncing smiley

zx12r Report This Comment
Date: December 28, 2008 03:02PM

I would try it but the crying and the case of angry ass that would follow must be unreal. eye
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FrostedApe Report This Comment
Date: December 28, 2008 08:44PM

Hell, you would only need one of them to last for years. You don't actually eat them, though. They're so hot, you only have to wave them over your food.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: December 29, 2008 12:52AM

Wave 'em over my food, bah ! I wanna try 'em out and see if they're really as hot as they claim. Never found anything yet that was too hot for this ol Texan, though I've had tons of people bring me peppers, hot sauce and dip over the years that they said was so hot I couldn't or wouldn't eat it .... yeah right eye
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This does remind me of a good pepper story though .....

One day 2 buddies and I were havin lunch at a nice Mescan place by the shop and I had asked our young waiter to bring me 4 fresh jalapenos with my meal, which he'd done.

I was chompin merrily away on a pepper while I ate and noticed our waiter headin over to check on us and saw a look of astonishment on his face as he approached. When he got to the table he asked "Are those peppers hot?" to which I replied "Nah, not really, but they're good, and thanks for rememberin 'em."

He just stood there for a cuppla seconds and then asked "Have you ever eaten anything that WAS hot?". After ponderin that for a good 1/2 second or so I looked him in the eye and said "Yeah, my wife, but then she IS a red head!".

I don't think I've ever seen a cat turn such an interesting shade of red as our young waiter padded away grinning smiley

woberto Report This Comment
Date: December 29, 2008 02:20AM

Kim, go here [] and buy one of them that comes in an eye dropper.
If you can take a drop of 750,000 scovilles then you are my new God.
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 29/12/2008 02:20AM by woberto.
FrostedApe Report This Comment
Date: December 29, 2008 03:04AM

I've got a brother, also in Texas, who was always a serious iron-gut mofo, back when we were younger. It was pretty rare for him to find anything that would get his attention and make him say, "Ok, that's just about hot enough." Now that he's almost 50, I don't know if he can still hang with the big dogs. I know that my own system isn't nearly as robust as it used to be.
ORLANDO399 Report This Comment
Date: December 29, 2008 03:30AM

Had the blackened shrimp in orleans and i was crying fer a week
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: December 29, 2008 06:47AM

I dunno woberto, every hot sauce I've ever had, even a few I've come across that those cats down in Austin sell are really hot and all, but the problem I have with such stuff is that it's "just" hot, but misses the mark in the flavor category. It's just not the same as eatin a fresh pepper with your food, which is my preferred way to eat hot stuff, so they accentuate the meal, or puntuate it hot smiley, depending on your perspective. And, one thing I've learned over the years is that pickled peppers and other varieties of distilled hot sauces and such make it harder when the actual seasonings make their eventual exit of your system as opposed to simply eatin the actual fresh peppers they're made from. Seems like the vinegar they all use as a base really spreads the fire in a decidely unpleasant fashion on its way out. For this reason, I've already put in an order for my sister to get me some of these peppers for my upcoming 53rd Bday this next June. So, if I'm lucky, I should have a genuinely HOT Bday celebration smileys with beer

In the mean time, here's another one that was funny: I was wanderin around at the farmers market just outside downtown Big D one afternoon and came across an ol Mescan woman sellin all kinds fresh peppers and decided to have some fun with her when I noticed she had a buncha Habeneros for sale. I stopped and perused her stock for a minute and then pointed to the Habeneros and sheepishly asked "Are those hot?". She eyed me for a minute as a slow "Yeah" rolled off her tongue. I asked "Mind if I try one?", to which she said "Sure, go ahead" with a kinda sneer in her voice, as if she was gonna have fun lightin up this unwary gringo.

Now I didn have anything else to eat, or drink with me, so I knew this might be a bit of a challenge, but I thought, why not, this'll be fun, so I reached down and grabbed a nice bright red one and ate it. BTW, one thing I've learned over the years is that when any pepper turns red it's at its hottest stage and is also the most poingnant in the flavor category, in most peppers it's actually when it's at its juiciest stage and will have a slightly sweet taste to it, so that's my favorite stage to eat 'em.

Anyway, she eyed me intensely as I was eatin the pepper, just waiting for the howls she expected, and when I finished and looked at her and simply said "That was pretty good, mind if I try another?", she slowly said, "Nah, go right ahead.", with a gleam in her eyes thinkin the heat haddn really sunk in from the 1st one just yet and that she was gonna for sure get her reaction if I had another.

So, I reached down and grabbed another juicy red one and slowly chomped it down, watchin her just like she was watchin me, but again, she didn get the intended reaction she expected when I was finished and now this seemed to really piss her off as she went into a sudden tirade tellin me "Those peppers ain't shit! I make some hot sauce for some boys 'down in the valley' that's really HOT" (Rio Grande Valley, close to the Texas/Mexico border)

I smiled at her, thanked her for her generosity for havin shared her wares with me and walked away smilin grinning smiley

As a total aside to this 'berto, there's a donut place close to me here owned by a nice Korean couple where I get fresh Thai peppers from their garden, which I think are waaaaaay hotter than any Habeneros I've ever had. They're a nice treat with their delicious egg, sausage and cheese breakfast burritos winking

FrostedApe Report This Comment
Date: December 29, 2008 07:43AM

Many years ago, my dad ordered a packet of seeds that were supposed to be bell peppers, but weren't. We never knew exactly what they were, some kind of tiny little red bastards, maybe 1/2" long. Just getting within 10 feet of the plants was enough to make my eyes start watering and burn my nostrils. It was kind of like getting tear-gassed, and not in a fun way. We couldn't even think of a good use for them, and no one wanted to be in charge of picking them, anyway. We just left them in the garden all Winter, and Dad plowed them under the next year.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: December 29, 2008 03:07PM

Sounds like they might have been some of the Thai peppers FA. That's exactly what they look like and they are plenty damned hot, with a very different flavor from any other pepper I've come across. My Korean friends grow 2 different varieties of 'em here, one like you described and another that more resembles a typical Mexican Chile pepper that get up to 1- 1 1/2" long, but much hotter than the Mexican peppers. I have both varieties in a gallon zip lock bag in the freezer and both will be gettin planted in my garden next spring along with a good crop of plain ol jalapenos smiling bouncing smileysmileys with beersmiling bouncing smiley

fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: December 29, 2008 03:57PM

kim is crazy man, both times we had lunch he dared the cook too burn him. not a drop of sweat......nada! my mom was the only other i've seen to tempt the volcano ass and lips/tongue/mouth of fire. drinking smiley