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anandwashere
anandwashere 10 years ago

Emma, the ratio depends on taste. I use 1:3 vinegar:brine.

The capsaicin oil is great for food and surprisingly enough- for drinks and desserts. Spicy chocolate fondue or fire and ice vodka shots, for example. I prefer it to powder because it's easier to blend or suspend in water (capsaicin in rose water, my insane not so secret secret).

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

amazing info anand, thanks so much!
for pickling what is the ratio of brine and vinegar?
Do you use capsacin for flavoring? It probably is the same as the pepper poder minus the fibre?

anandwashere
anandwashere 10 years ago

Ps. About 1 pound of habanero for 10 -15 drops of oil.

anandwashere
anandwashere 10 years ago

The capsaicin oil is great for cooking. Use a dropper, or you won't be able to eat your food!

anandwashere
anandwashere 10 years ago

I pickle the peperoncini in brine and vinegar. It's tricky keeping the pickling jars sterile.

I extract the capsaicin from habanero by chopping them fine and soaking/mixing them with food grade grain alcohol for 2-3 days. Strain the mixture and boil off the alcohol to get a thick dark brown oil. Last step best done in a heat proof glass bowl.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

anand,now you have made me curious, How do you pickle them?
and how do you extract capsaicin and what do yo use it for?

anandwashere
anandwashere 10 years ago

... And jalapeños for crunching on as a snack!

anandwashere
anandwashere 10 years ago

Peperoncini for pickling; habanero for extracting capsaicin; banana peppers for salad; bell, poblano and Mexican big Jim for cooking.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

mmmmmmm the best part of cooking love peppers :)

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

looks good! What do you plan to do with it? Marinade it?

anandwashere
anandwashere 10 years ago

That was a single days harvest. I remember it being a decidedly good day :)

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

An important part of my diet,asergio!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 10 years ago

The wild side of food... ouch!

anandwashere
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anandwashere

Decatur, Georgia, USA

Spotted on Aug 25, 2011
Submitted on Jul 11, 2012

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