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10/7/08 9:33 P

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Just some information

Pequin is a common variety in SoCal, if you are here
wear gloves.

Habanero and Scotch Bonnet are the most commonly grown varieties of the pepper species Capsicum chinense. This species comes in many forms of pods ranging from round, top-shaped, long, or lantern-shaped. Colors can range from white, yellow, orange, red, and brown when ripe.

The red Capsicum chinense pods are known as Scotch Bonnet. Habanero is the name usually used for the orange lantern-shaped pods. The Habanero when ripe or dried and powdered has a unique apricot scent.

There have been many erroneous claims that Habanero is the world's hottest pepper, but that title actually belongs to the Bird Peppers, the wild forms of Capsicum annuum.

There are dozens of varieties of Bird Peppers knwon throughout the world.
The two best known Bird Pepper varieties in the United States are:

TEPIN= Chiltecpin, Chiltepin, Chile mosquito, Chile de pajaro, Chile silvestre or Tecpintle.
The world's hottest pepper, collected from wild stands that grow in the mountains of northern Mexico and southern Arizona. Pods are round, 1/4" across, turns red when ripe. One ounce of this dried pepper with seeds removed will produce a detectable hotness in 30,000-50,000 ounces (over 300 gallons) of salsa!

PEQUIN=Chilipiquin (Mexico), Turkey Pepper (Texas), Grove Pepper (in orange groves, Southern Florida), and Pring-kee-new [Rat-turd pepper] (Thailand). Pods oval, less than 1" long with the smallest pods being the hottest. Grows wild in Texas, Florida, and south throughout the Americas.

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10/7/08 8:00 P

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No, mon! I've only seem da Scotch Bonnet peppers in da store once, mon. haha

Really I live in a small town and if you ask about "jerk" everyone assumes your inquiring about his or her significant other.

I also heard of a little "Bird Pepper" that is used in jerk.

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10/7/08 7:07 P

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That is why they use capsicum in pepper spray.
You haven't tried Scotch Bonnets in your jerk?
Das da ting man!



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10/7/08 9:37 A

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I went to Jamaica back in the 80's and I didn't know about Jerk then, so I didn't look for any. Now I usually make my own jerk rub when I smoke meat. I use Jalapenos. Once I found habaneros and tried them. After I got it on the smoker, I washed my hands and sat down. Then I went and washed my hands and sat down. Then I washed my hands again and again. My hands burned for two days... no lie!

Last year we caned a bunch of ground jalapenos for putting on tacos and such. My wife and I both did the same thing again. She is a nurse and has gloves in the car. We will use gloves this year. I also got some in my eye a couple of years ago. It may have been the fumes from the smoker but I may have rubbed my eye and not known. It was horrible!

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10/7/08 6:19 A

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My father-in-law used to make this relish with home grown hot peppers, onions, bell pepper and garlic. He called it Chow-Chow and he ate it on everything. He ate it like there was no tomorrow. Now at Eighty he has a colostomy because the hot peppers ate up the lining of his stomach, intestines and colon. He also had a bout with stomach cancer.
Lesson learned !! Everything in moderation !!

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10/7/08 5:08 A

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Scotch Bonnet peppers in most of their sauces

a variety of chilli pepper similar to and of the same species as the habanero

Scotch Bonnets have a heat rating of 100,000–350,000 Scoville Units.[2] For comparison most jalapeños have a heat rating of 2,500 to 8,000

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10/6/08 9:41 P

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Anybody ever tried Jamaican hot sauce? emoticon A friend of mine who absolutely loves hot sauce would not stop asking until I took her some. She said I was trying to kill her. emoticon

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10/5/08 9:37 P

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"What salty condiment do you like?"

Sorry - that was the question I was answering...

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10/5/08 8:27 P

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Nothing hot for me...no thanks....my husband is from Guyana and all of there food is hot....

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10/5/08 3:23 P

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My husband has graduated from LHS to fresh cayanne peppers. He told me he planted peppers and I thought bell - nooooo. Whatever I cook for supper he sits and chops a fresh pepper and adds to either the meat, veggie, or salad. He says it settles his stomach. emoticon

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10/5/08 12:19 P

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Finfin, that really sounds good. I may have to go off the LHS wagon. LOL

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10/4/08 10:47 P

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Last night I took a ribeye steak and marinated it in 2 tablespoons of LHS and 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce then a generous grinding of coarse black pepper. Grilled it up and ate it down. That was a mighty fine steak.

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10/4/08 11:34 A

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Oh my...I used to carry LHS in my purse so when I went to a restaurant I would always have it. I Love it on my eggs in the morning. Also a great additive in grits.

This was a delicious memory for me. I have not used LHS in 2 years. :( But I have also lowered my BP.

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What is your favorite thing to eat with LHS?

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10/3/08 10:37 P

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Yeah about 50 years ago.

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Have you ever tried it on pork rinds or fried catfish?

Edited by: FINFIN2 at: 10/3/2008 (16:08)
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10/3/08 9:19 A

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(slinks off to penalty box for going off-topic) emoticon



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10/2/08 8:57 P

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I always have a bottle of LHS in the cupboard!! We love it in drinks with Inferno Vodka - they put a hot pepper in the bottle!! - & tropical fruit juice. A good shot or two of hot sauce really makes that drink zing!!! And in chili of course . .


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10/1/08 2:02 A

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Ketchup and other condiments are not the topic.
Hot sauce, especially Louisiana.

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I love cocktail sauce w/shrimp, also. I dont eat much ketchup; went thru a phase as a kid where I wouldnt eat anything unless it had it on it (ew!).
I like either ranch or Kraft mayo on potatoes and salads, mustard/mayo for burgers. Anything else, I make do with onion and garlic powders, and some black pepper.
I cant hardly stand any of the Mrs Dash, they smell so strong and kinda bad :/
Rachel Ray says that LIME JUICE hits all the same notes on the tongue as salt does, so I'll hafta try that sometime on some appropriate (probably moist?) food.



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I like my shrimp and need to have hot and spicy cocktail sauce. This sauce is not sweet like the sauces I have gotten when visiting the southern U.S. states but hot and tangy...mmmmm good!!!

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My favorite is Picate sauce, medium. LOVE IT!

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I also love L. hot sauce! yum, yum!

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I like Louisiana Hot Sauce too. We buy it in the handy 1 quart size. I'm trying to use more Mrs. Dash and ground red pepper. The way I use it is just to much sodium. emoticon
I have thought about making my own hot sauce. I may go do that now.

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I need to buy stock in Heinz because I eat so much ketchup!!

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9/29/08 3:24 P

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My favorite condiment is Louisiana Hot Sauce.
It is 240mg per serving and I can clear half a bottle at times.
I have tried most (if not all) of the supermarket varieties and as well as many from the Habanero store on 3rd and Fairfax. While the heat, capsaicin, is said to be mild the flavor is great.
What salty condiment do you like?

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