Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Horopito Pepper - How to

I've talked about Horopito quite a bit.

To make a pepper - take a couple of hand fulls of leaves (make sure no bird strike!)

Dry until crispy in a fruit dryer (or you can microwave - or dry in an oven)

Dry very slowly to keep the flavour.

Then place all the leaves in a seal able plastic bag and crush by hand to get a lovely Horopito pepper.

Experiment with usage - I have found their is quite a variation (in heat) with Horopito plants.

Also remember that Horopito has a slow creeping heat.

Horopito is deliciously spicy - It goes brilliantly with lamb.


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