What's your favourite chilli to cook with, /ck/? Pic related, mother fucking habanero. Also general chilli thread.
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It has the perfect heat level to put a beating on you, but not so much that you can't still enjoy the meal you put them in, and they have a nice citrus/pepper flavor.
I toss one or two sliced up peppers in with my breakfast egg burrito's, and they're a 1/3 of the minced garlic/ginger/chili trifecta I use in most of my stir fry meals.
I use chilies on an almost daily basis. Serranos are a general go to for me because they work in just about any situation where a recipe calls for hot green fresh chilies. As far as dried chilies are concerned my current favorites are Indian hot chili powder and Aleppo pepper. (Aleppo is great stuff, being so mild you can use it for flavor pretty heavily while adding just a little kick).
Right now im into Fresno peppers. Small, sweet, with a little spice.
Serrano are my favorite in place of jalapeño. I think they have better/more flavor.
I grow Thai peppers because they're easy and high yield. I dry the ones I don't use fresh. I like them better than crushed red pepper which can leave hard bits in food.
>Do they have a place in cooking if you add small amounts?
The capsicum gets distributed throughout the cooking oil, so it's not as intense as if you just eat them raw.
I usually do 2 habs in my cooked meals, and it's hot, but not uncomfortable. When I was growing bhuts, I started off by tossing in a quarter, and found that I could do an entire pepper without being too uncomfortable.
When in doubt, just serve up some plain yogurt on the side. The fat from the yogurt, and the cool temp, helps eliminate the burn.
Super hots have their own unique delicious flavor, and they're worth trying for those that enjoy spice and heat.