Limes + Hot Peppers
- liu Oct 8, 2012 09:23 PM
Right now we have a glut of both limes and hot peppers in our garden. What to do?
So, I made a limeade concentrate with lime juice from a couple of limes and sugar to taste, and then soaked some tiny hot pepper rings in it for about an hour. I used an Anaheim chili pepper because that is what I had closest to me, but I am certain that any chili pepper with some heat would serve well here.
I then added about a cup of chilled filtered water and some ice. WOW! This is a wonderful spicy refreshment on a hot Summer afternoon!
Has anyone else tried this?
Ah, weem, this is an interesting place to go. I like that ceviche liquor. The difference might be that the one I made yesterday probably had more sugar so that the lime juice was more to a limeade. However, I could cut the sugar even more and probably still have a tasty treat!
Thanks for that comparison.
Never tried that but I always have around a homemade jalapeno simple syrup that I use in cocktails with fresh squeezed lime juice and either bourbon or rum and muddled fresh herbs.
If you have a lot of limes + hot peppers, you can also make some salsas/hot sauces. I can't remember which cookbook it was from (either one of Rick Bayless' or Diana Kennedy's) but I made a nice habanero salsa recently that I used on carnitas that was essentially just 16 roasted habaneros pulsed with 3/4 cup of lime juice and a teaspoon of salt. When I ran out of habaneros, I did the same with some mirasol peppers and fresno peppers. All were good but the habanero one was the best.