- paulj Jul 17, 2008 10:46 PM
I just bought half a pound of peppers from a Korean grocery. The English label just said 'korean pepper'. They are about 5" long, less than an inch in diameter, green, with modest curvature. I tried a bit of one and found it to be quite mild. Any suggests on how to use them?
make a tuna fish filling with red chili flakes, soy sauce? whatever. pipe the filling into the top, replace top and secure with toothpicks. dip in batter. deep fry.
signed, paula deen ;-P (nah...not really, but it IS deep fried, right?)
Treat them like Padrones and pan fry in a little olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt and enjoy with cold beer.
I do this with a lot of different peppers, anything bite size that theoretically doesn't have a lot of heat works well. Every so often you'll get a hot one that makes the beer a necessary part of the equation.
Or you could wrap them in bacon and bbq them.....
My mom coats the peppers in cornstarch or rice flour, steams them and then mixes in red pepper flakes, garlic, fish sauce, sesame oil and a little sugar (i think)...i'd have to ask her for the specifics, but i do know that it tastes great!