Scorpion peppers

Discussion in 'Peppers' started by link, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. link

    link Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    My Trinidad Scorpion peppers are just about ripe. Not bad for the first time growing them.
     
  2. ctonello

    ctonello Smoke Blower

    What are the plans? Hot sauce? Drying?
     
  3. link

    link Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I plan on drying them and then grinding (carefully in a well ventilated area) into powder. I generally take various hot peppers and make my own powder that I give to the guys I work with. Some will be smokes and dried and others just dried.

    Last year at Christmas I made a batch with 8 or 9 different peppers with different ranges of flavor and hotness and it was great. So they are now waiting for more.
     
  4. ctonello

    ctonello Smoke Blower

    Sounds awesome I've got some habeneros growing might try the same.
     
  5. link

    link Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Ok, so Scorpion peppers are done growing (I got 9 good size ones).

    So I also had the following growing and picked:

    Habaneros  - 6

    Thai Chili - 20+_

    Scotch Bonnet - 8

    Ghost - 8

    Cayenne 12+

    I bought some:

    Hungarian Hot - 12

    Habaners - 24

    All of these were dehydrated and then ground into a powder (make sure to do this outside, just WOW)

    I now have all of this is a glass jar and need to do something with it. I made some quick tomato salsa the other day and sprinkled a bit in and it was hot (as expected).

    I am thinking of making a nice rub with it for those that like a little heat.
     
  6. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yep, strong pepper powder is a great thing to have on hand. Making it can be like stepping into a phone booth with an open tear gas canister.
     
  7. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hmmmmm yeah....I'd make a nice paste using some olive oil and add (starting small) enough powder to get the heat level you like. Then, it's easily duplicated again. Rub the paste all over a nice butt or chucky and smoke away....pure goodness with no additives...Willie
     
  8. link

    link Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Willie, 

    once my nights get cool enough I was thinking about cold smoking some cream cheese and then blending some of the powder with it for a nice spread.

    I think some cold smoked butter with the powder would be good on some popcorn also.
     

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