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Where to find ghost peppers?

kevin47 Feb 1, 2011 04:01 PM

Looking for some for a Superbowl chili recipe. Does anyone sell them around here?

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    alpa chino Feb 2, 2011 12:51 AM

    bhut jolikia? Yeah, I saw them at the Cub on Broadway. I was surprised because it was the first time I saw the infamous "naga Jolokia."

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      Bill Roehl Feb 2, 2011 02:58 AM

      Are those in the little square packages? I bought a few packs of those a while back and while the heat is decent at first they don't look like jolokias and the heat doesn't stick around much after freezing. They seem more like hot habaneros than jolokias to me and several others who have tried them.

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        alpa chino Feb 2, 2011 04:36 AM

        Yeah, the little square packages. It was labeled bhut jolokia. I haven't bought or used them. And I've never tried these peppers, so I have no idea what they are supposed to taste like.

        And I think they may have been at the lake/minnehaha cub. Or it could have been the broadway Cub. I can't remember off hand. one of the two.

        1. re: alpa chino
          Bill Roehl Feb 2, 2011 05:32 AM

          If the OP is interested here's what the package looks like: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bill_roe...

          While they aren't quite the same as the real deal, they'll give you more heat than a habanero.

    2. Bill Roehl Feb 1, 2011 07:30 PM

      I don't know exactly where to find the chilies in MN but here are a few places you can start:

      The dude behind Singh's Caribbean Heat stand at the State Fair (if you can find where he operates the rest of the year) had fresh peppers he grew himself at the time. Perhaps someone else can help you with more info on him.

      Rack Shack BBQ makes their own ghost chili BBQ sauce and you can ask for larger portions for sale but it's not the actual chilies (although they do get the dried peppers in large 2lb bags). I have used the ghost chili BBQ sauce from Rack Shack for my own chili as well as wings.

      Marlas Caribbean Cuisine cooks with them so maybe they have them for sale or can point you in the right direction.

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        kevin47 Feb 1, 2011 07:54 PM

        I ate at Marla's awhile ago, and enjoyed it. I love that "Indian Hot" is the second spiciest option. Sounds like my kind of place.

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          semanticantics Feb 1, 2011 07:59 PM

          Would this be the Mr. Singh you are referring?


          I've heard good / terrifying things about the heat there.

          1. re: semanticantics
            AnneInMpls Feb 1, 2011 08:09 PM

            Marla is Harry Singh's sister. I'm sure that she or her brother could tell you where to find some good hot peppers. And if you go to Marla's, try the goat roti - ask for the home-made pepper sauce!


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