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(All Recipes)   So my elderly dad, who ironically introduced me to spicy food, accidentally planted habaneros and HAF jalapeños this year in the garden and can't eat them. I'm going with McCormick pickle spice, white vinegar, tomatillos and sugar. Any ideas?   (allrecipes.com) divider line
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2022-09-27 3:00:09 PM  
Both jals and habs make excellent sweet pepper jelly

Also a fan of dehydrating, and grinding into chili powder or keep whole for long term storage (rehydrate later). Strip the seeds/membranes if they're unbearably hot
 
2022-09-27 3:26:44 PM  
De-seed your habaneros, fine-dice them up and using them to your liking in various dishes and sauces.  I like to put one in the stir fry (mix in with aromatics).

I also like doing a mango/regular salsa out of both peppers but I haven't perfected it - I think giving them a little roast on the grill will do wonders before adding it to your blend.
 
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2022-09-27 4:58:17 PM  
Slice them into rounds and put on a burger with a thick slice of cream cheese, and pickles, onions, and lettuce if you wish.
 
2022-09-27 5:05:25 PM  
Pickled jalapeños are my favorite way to enjoy them. The leftover pickling juice is also fantastic for cocktailing.
 
2022-09-27 6:36:46 PM  
Salt solution (2 tbsp kosher salt to 1 qt water, completely dissolved), couple garlic cloves, 1lb of chopped chilis. Put in a big glass jar with a water filled plastic bag on top (or a dedicated fermentation vessel with an airlock), and hide in a dark place for six weeks. Puree with 1 tsp each cumin and coriander, bit of fresh cilantro, and 1/4-1/3 cup brine solution; strain into pot and simmer at least 10 minutes. Congrats, you just made your own hot sauce! You can also skip the boil, though it will continue to ferment which makes the flavor super interesting over time.
 
2022-09-27 6:56:08 PM  
Dice up one habanero.  Melt a bag of chocolate chips.  Mix pepper into chocolate. Wrap the whole thing up in wax paper and freeze.  Slice into rounds and enjoy.
 
2022-09-27 7:01:40 PM  
The Ball canning cookbook's recipe for Habanero Gold jelly. Make a double batch, you won't regret it.
 
2022-09-27 7:08:03 PM  
If you're into jalapeño poppers, those bake up pretty nicely if you freeze them fully assembled - pepper half, cheesy filling, bacon wrapper, half a toothpick if you want; sheet pan until frozen solid, then pile into a ziploc. I don't think freezing just pepper halves and trying to assemble the poppers just before baking would work as well, but come to think of it maybe frozen shells would be easier to stuff... anyway, give that a try if you've got freezer space to spare. Doing an assembly line multi-batch saves cleanup time and the number of gloves you'll go through.

As for the habaneros, I dehydrated scorpion peppers last time I had a successful crop and don't see why one pointy death pepper would be different from another in that regard. Once they're dry you can put them in a sturdy plastic bag and squeeze them into flakes without aerosolizing too much burn powder, and then a pinch (or scoop, your pain tolerance may vary) of that in a batch of chili is instant magic. If you've got sensitive respiratory systems in your house, put the dehydrator outdoors. I kind of enjoyed the coughing fits I would get from walking by the door to the front porch when I had my scorpions going, but not everyone may agree.

You can always roast a big batch of either and freeze them in recipe-sized portions, too. Roasted peppers are one of the keys to my friend's you-won't-even-miss-the-meat vegetarian chili recipe. Again, thorough ventilation may be necessary.

/Yes, I eat a lot of chili
//First batch of the season is going in the big crockpot this week even though neither of my kitchens is really functional at the moment
///Three slashies for feeding the moving day helpers
 
2022-09-27 7:22:18 PM  
Dice them with shallots or red onion into a big container and just use them while cooking anything. Habaneros have a nice sweetness that pairs with lots of food while the jalapenos round out the flavor profile more with bitter. Like, easy sprinkle for Mexican or Thai or something with good color contrasts.

mrs. badcrumble: The Ball canning cookbook's recipe for Habanero Gold jelly. Make a double batch, you won't regret it.


^ this too
 
2022-09-27 7:23:31 PM  
Slice habaneros thin, slice sweet onion thin, mix with lemon juice and salt. Add to anything and everything.
 
2022-09-27 7:40:09 PM  
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2022-09-27 8:05:47 PM  
Smoke them first and then what everyone else said.
 
2022-09-27 8:08:22 PM  
If you're going to pickle them, do yourself a favor and use cider vinegar instead of white.

Also, consider this another vote for habanero jelly. That stuff is amazing.

If you're feeling adventurous and like fermented things, I highly recommend this vanilla habanero mash recipe (scroll down a bit)

https://thefeedfeed.com/kirstenkshockey/articles/fiery-ferments
 
2022-09-27 8:08:55 PM  

btch_cakes: Smoke them first and then what everyone else said.


Seems like a lot of wasted effort if you're going to compost them.
 
2022-09-27 8:15:21 PM  

Kirkenhegelstein: Salt solution (2 tbsp kosher salt to 1 qt water, completely dissolved), couple garlic cloves, 1lb of chopped chilis. Put in a big glass jar with a water filled plastic bag on top (or a dedicated fermentation vessel with an airlock), and hide in a dark place for six weeks. Puree with 1 tsp each cumin and coriander, bit of fresh cilantro, and 1/4-1/3 cup brine solution; strain into pot and simmer at least 10 minutes. Congrats, you just made your own hot sauce! You can also skip the boil, though it will continue to ferment which makes the flavor super interesting over time.


I have 3 pints going right now. It has been a week and a half for the first 2 but they are not bubbling like I expected. I used Kirkland water which I suspect has a preservative in it, citric something or other. Today I started another one with boiled tap water, canning salt, Tabasco peppers, honey and a ripe nectarine. I just started this experiment a week and a half ago but spent a few hours reading about it on the net. Do your jars bubble?    
 
2022-09-27 8:30:06 PM  

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You have no idea what your missing. Shet, hot is even good for your body, that is, until your large intestine decides on its own that is not, and your anus gets hiat and screams in pain 60 seconds later while you run home for a shower and another pair of pants. As the old saying goes "shet happens"
 
2022-09-27 8:37:42 PM  
*"hiat of the anus is when an anal opening will not and can not stop whatever stubborn fluids and nasty solids demand freedom, no mater the cost to its owner.
 
2022-09-27 8:53:08 PM  
I like pickles.  I'm even beginning to come around to the bread and butter type.  I bought some "hot" pickles (store brand), and I hate them!  You're better off with the normal recipe anyway, imho.
 
2022-09-27 8:56:19 PM  

ski9600: I like pickles.  I'm even beginning to come around to the bread and butter type.  I bought some "hot" pickles (store brand), and I hate them!  You're better off with the normal recipe anyway, imho.


wait, you're pickling peppers?

Nevermind.
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2022-09-27 10:22:56 PM  
Call Paige
 
2022-09-27 10:29:43 PM  
Gardening Tip:  The cross-planting was the problem. Hab's next to jala's and everything is hot.

Now enjoy your pickles. :_)
 
2022-09-27 10:46:33 PM  
I used to like dicing up habaneros and adding them to marinara sauce when making pasta. It's a different take on Arrabbiata sauce.

Don't make the rookie mistake I made of heating them up in oil first unless you've got a good stove hood vent.
 
2022-09-28 12:28:40 AM  
Freeze them whole. The next time you smoke some meat throw some some on frozen. Give em 45 minutes or so. Use the smoked peppers in cornbread, soups, tacos, whatevs.
 
2022-09-28 1:01:21 AM  
Hey Axeofjudgement.How have you not popped in to biatch about them not being scotch bonnets?
 
2022-09-28 8:11:56 PM  

mekkab: Gardening Tip:  The cross-planting was the problem. Hab's next to jala's and everything is hot.

Now enjoy your pickles. :_)


Yeah, I came in here just to mention that.

Peppers will cross-pollinate and you'll end up with abnormal levels of heat.

For fun, try planting habaneros next to bell peppers next time
 
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