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Feb 1, 2011 04:01 PM

Where to find ghost peppers?

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

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  1. 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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    1. re: Bill Roehl

      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.

      1. re: Bill Roehl

        Would this be the Mr. Singh you are referring?


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

        1. re: semanticantics

          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!


      2. 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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        1. 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.

          1. 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.

            1. re: alpa chino

              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.

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