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Habenero oil

dcrf Sep 10, 2010 09:32 PM

Just made a pint of habenero oil.Hotter than F#####,Any ideas what to do with it?

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    d_doubleyew Sep 10, 2010 10:16 PM

    Nigerian stews use a lot of habaneros/scotch bonnets. Here's a blog that features Nigerian recipes and especially this spicy turkey stew, which I've been meaning to try:


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    1. re: d_doubleyew
      dcrf Sep 10, 2010 10:24 PM

      Thank you I made it out of habenero chilis I dried and made into powder.It has an amazing smokey flavor.Great link.

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        d_doubleyew Sep 10, 2010 11:08 PM

        I've never tried dried habaneros. How did you dry them?

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          dcrf Sep 10, 2010 11:15 PM

          I dried them in my oven about 190 deg Stem seeds in all.ground them in my blender.Be really carefull about the fumes.

          1. re: dcrf
            d_doubleyew Sep 11, 2010 12:01 AM

            Yeah, I'm sure there are some powerful fumes generated...

            The oil would probably be great for stir-frying or drizzled over hot or cold starches like noodles, potatoes, even eggs. Enjoy!

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      gordeaux Sep 11, 2010 06:14 AM

      Not sure what/how you cook, but here's how I'd probably use it:

      Drizzled on frozen pizzas
      as the oil component for anything that needs bhuning
      the oil for a vinaigrette
      The oil for popping popcorn!
      I'd use it in any savory dish that any reg oil would be used if you enjoy a little heat and the fruity flavor of the habanero.

      1. PamelaD Sep 11, 2010 10:12 AM

        Very scary. Drizzle it around your garden to keep the rabbits out!

        1. AndrewK512 Sep 11, 2010 10:44 AM

          Blend it with some spices, onion, salt and rum and make jerk chicken.

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