Where to find ghost peppers?
Looking for some for a Superbowl chili recipe. Does anyone sell them around here?
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.
re: alpa chino
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.
re: Bill Roehl
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.