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Sep 10, 2010 09:32 PM

Habenero oil

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

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  1. 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

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

      1. re: dcrf

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

        1. re: d_doubleyew

          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

            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!

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

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