Monthly Archives: January 2009

Perfect chilehead recipe for Super Bowl XLIII

This one is perfect for watching the big game, all it takes is a little time and some fresh ingredients. This one is sure to impress all your buddies and goes great with your favorite beer. To see all dhp recipes click here.

Chorizo Stuffed “Darn Hot” Anaheim Chiles

Prep Time = about 10 minutes, Cook Time = about 30 minutes

Ingredients:
– 6-8 large Anaheim chilies
– 6 ounces chorizo sausage
– 1 egg, lightly beaten
– 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
– 1 cup bread crumbs
– 1/2 small onion, chopped
– 1 clove garlic, chopped
– 1 cup mushrooms, finely chopped
– 1/3 cup chihuahua cheese, shredded
– 1/4 teaspoon Darn Hot Peppers Herb Shaker in place of salt

Instructions:

Place sausage in a skillet and add 1/2 teaspoon of darn hot herb shaker. Cook on low heat for about 10 minutes, pour off excess grease. Add mushrooms and cilantro into skillet, cook for an additional 5-6 minutes. Pull from heat and stir in egg, cheese, and bread crumbs. Place chilies on grill and cook about 3 minutes each side. Remove from grill, take off charred skin, cut lengthwise to remove seeds. Fill chilies with chorizo stuffing and place back on the grill for an additional 6 minutes.

I like to eat w/ fresh flour tortillas and a tamarindo Jarritos.

How to make chile oil

Reposted from thechiliking.com blog. This is a great site, be sure and check it out if you have questions about growing chiles in the home or are looking for recipes.

Chilli Oil Recipe:

Chilli oil is probably the simplest way to add a bit of flavour (not to mention heat) to virtually any dish. You can either use it to cook with in place of normal olive oil, or simply drizzle some over freshly prepared dishes. It will liven up any dish but it is particularly good on pizzas and pasta.
Ingredients:
  • Olive oil
  • Dried red chillies
  • Malt Vinegar
Method:
Take a handful of dried red chillies. About 7 or 8 medium size chillies should do the job – it all depends how hot you like it!. Add them to a pan of hot malt vinegar and simmer, stirring occasionally to make sure all the chillies are submerged.
After 10 minutes remove the chillies and allow the vinegar to drain off by placing on some kitchen roll. Next, add the chillies to a pan of olive oil and gently heat (don?t bring to the boil for about 5 minutes). Leave the pan and the chillies to cool then add the lot into a nice glass bottle, preferably one with a pouring spout.Chilli oil is used extensively in Asian cooking. For a more authentic flavour when used in Asian dishes olive oil probably isn?t the best choice. Simply replace the olive oil in the above recipe for peanut or good vegetable oil.
A word of caution:
Simply dumping a load of fresh chillies into a bottle of oil is not a great idea as it can result in botulism which to cut a long story short is a nasty which can in some very rare cases be fatal!
Unfortunately simply boiling the oil won’t reduce the risk. The way round this is to reduce the PH level of the chillies before putting them in thew oil. This is achieved in the above recipe by first boiling the chillis for ten minutes in venegar. In order to further reduce the risk I always use dried chillies, not fresh.

Darnhotpeppers cited as perfect example of word of mouth marketing

From Omniideas.com:

A recent example of effective word of mouth marketing is the publication of Charlie Stratton’s October 6, 2008 letter to the editor in the State Journal Register. His creative and compelling letter in recommendation of Darn Hot Pepper’s Habanero Honey Spread immediately caught my attention and deserves to be published once again here:

Charlie Stratton’s October 6, 2008 letter to the editor in the State Journal Register.

Hot pepper health tips to keep you fit in 2009

We a Darn Hot Peppers are always looking for another reason to get people eatin’ peppers so keep checking back often if you’re feeling like you need some ammo to get a buddy or family member on the chile bandwagon.