dumb question about tien tsin chile pepper
- ♪♪♪ Feb 11, 2007 06:31 PM
Most websites that sell them say to remove them before serving. Why?
You can eat them if you want, but I think they're generally regarded as something to be discarded after cooking, like a bay leaf. Restaurants leave them in for show, but usually they're not consumed.
I have a favorite Kung pao chicken recipe that says to discard them if they char, but I kind of like them that way. Also, I inlcude them in the finished dish so I can just pluck one out and nibble on it for more heat.