Discussion in 'ABT's' started by rj2316, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. rj2316

    rj2316 Fire Starter

    I'm sure this has been addressed, but I couldn't find it. Any of you guys know how to decrease the heat of jalapenos when using them for ABT's? Some of the people I'll be cooking for on Monday can't take the heat. Thanks a lot.
  2. rj2316

    rj2316 Fire Starter

    Oh yeah...I already take the seeds and all the white stuff out of the insides as well as wash them. I usually smoke them for about 2 hours as well. They still can be too hot. Thanks again guys.
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Taking out the seeds and veins are the only way I know of. Some people say smoking them longer takes out some of the heat but I'm not sold on that. If you have people that don't like the heat maybe try some Anaheim peppers for some of the ABT's or even a sweet banana pepper
  4. smoke_chef

    smoke_chef Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    What Pinnywoods said. Also, Poblano peppers work well. Plan a half pepper per person.
  5. Poblano pepper smoke up real nice too. Sometimes you can find some smaller ones at the store. They aren't spicy, but have a great flavor (totally different from bell peppers).

    *edit: you beat me too it.
  6. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    If I'm attending ya better figure on more than a half one. ABT's ya can't eat just one [​IMG]
  7. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'm with you Pineywoods, the people I know it would be more like 1/2 - 1 dozen for each person. Love those hot peppers.
  8. danbury

    danbury Smoking Fanatic

    You can also get one batch of peppers that end up with little or no heat and then another batch that have a lot of heat. I've done them twice this year with the peppers being bought from two different places. One batch the heat cooked out of and the other it did not.
  9. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The japs varies their selfs some just are hotter than others. But I agree with everyone else here try another type of pepper like poblano or anheims both are really good just not so hot. As far as the amount per person I would think maybe 1/2 to maybe a dozen per person. Some eat more than others. me I not scared I'll eat a dozen and then some if their good.
  10. tntxajun

    tntxajun Smoke Blower

    I have heard but never done is to let the japs sit in a jar of vinegar and/or parboiling them a bit in vinegar and water solution tol mellow them out yet.

    Smoking or grilling does decrease the heat somewhat but not substantially.

    For guests that I know are heat intolerant I use large hot banana peppers on occasion. When my garden is in season. Poblanos do well also but are pretty mild.

    I enjoy a strong kick and made a mistake with a sausage stuffed Habanero.
    Still walk with a limp from that because it brought me to my knees.

  11. jaxgatorz

    jaxgatorz Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have found that here in Jax at the grocery stores, The little ones seem to be much hotter than the long ones.. In fact when the big ones are all they have, i leave a ton of seeds in them.[​IMG]
  12. phodog

    phodog Newbie

    WHEN AFFORDABLE i LIKE TO SMOKE A FEW BABY BELLS LIKE ABT's, and the sweet Bells are just the thing for our more heat sensitive friends.
  13. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What he said. Try another pepper, and good luck my friend.
  14. bigsteve

    bigsteve Master of the Pit

    After you've seeded and de-veined them, soak the Jalapenos over night in whole milk. Milk works great too if some juice gets into a cut on your hand.
  15. garyt

    garyt Smoking Fanatic

    I don't know what you guys are talking about. This is the first year I have been making ABT's and haven't had a hot one yet. Done about 300 this year. Maybe we only get the wimpy or small ones here in Wisconsin but I remove the seeds and membrane and have never gotten (burned) yet.
  16. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    try boiling them for about 20 minutes or not actual boil just right before boil. I hear it works pretty good.....or just keep eating them..eventualy u will get use to the heat. feel the pain ![​IMG]
  17. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If I core them really good, go deeper than the membrane, they are pretty mild. I really scrape the inside. Wife doesn't like them hot....Always seems to work well. I will run them under water also...
  18. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have a friend who was an executive chef before he retired and that is how he uses the ones i grow.You can really cut the heat if you take the time to do what cajunsmoke13 said.....
  19. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Perfectly said.
    If you soak them overnight in milk it will pull out a lot of the capsaicum and make them much less hot.
    You could also try adding a little bit of sugar to the milk mixture and the sweetness shouldn't be noticeable (long as you only do a tsp or so) and it will also help with the heat.
    You wanna stop by I have a no heat jalapeno plant in the garden. My sister (who I grew it for) thinks black pepper is spicy but I had her bite one with seeds and veins and she chewed it up problem. All the jap flavor/smell but not a bit of the heat.
  20. rj2316

    rj2316 Fire Starter

    Thanks for all the input. I really deveined and went below the membrane. They'll be on the smoker in about an hour and a half. I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks again guys!

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