Friday, May 14, 2010

Horopito Leaf

Horopito is New Zealand's bush pepper.

Is small red speckled leaves are very attractive.

But dam - the Horopito is hot... hot hot hot.

To find this out chew on a leaf - it is a creeping heat - initially it tastes of nothing... then oh yes it is getting hotter - to OMG when will it stop getting hotter!!

However it (after all that pain) leaves a delicious peppery spiciness on the palette.

Before long you will know all about it! That said the taste is very attractive.

Put a few leaves in a casserole - for a delicious native pepper flavour.

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