Profile: With a name like scorpion pepper you can safely assume this one has a pretty vicious sting. Often made into hot sauces and are amongst the hottest peppers in the world, these dried Scorpion Peppers are designed for those who like to play with fire.
The Scorpion Pepper used to be known as “The World's Hottest Pepper” by Guinness. (The Naga Viper chile displaced the Ghost Pepper as the reigning champ.) The gases from Scorpion Peppers can cause burning and numbness, thus chefs must wear gloves, eyewear, and masks. These peppers are no joke with over 1,500,000 Scoville units.
The name stems from the peppers' stinging sting and the way they develop twisted and bulbous before tapering abruptly into a curled point. They're bright red and mighty. Contrastingly, the flavor is flowery, resembling rose and geranium.
Looking for scorpion pepper recipes? Add one to refried beans, crush up some Scorpion Powder for a meat spice, or put one into a raspberry crumble with vanilla ice cream.
|Ingredients:||Dried scorpion chilis.|
|Shelf Life:||2 Years.|
|Basic Prep:||ONE OF THE HOTTEST PEPPER IN THE WORLD. The world's hottest pepper, we suggest utmost caution. First, rinse with warm water. Soak dried Scorpion peppers in boiling water for ten minutes. Add to any recipe that calls for cooking for at least 10 minutes. You can also dice or purée it after rehydrating it. Use sparingly.|
|Ways To Use:||The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Pepper is one of the world's hottest peppers. Only utilize high heat cautiously. Salsa, chili, sauces and soups contain Scorpion Pepper. This chili is wonderful in cornbread or mixed into ground beef for a Scorpion Burger. Dried Scorpion peppers can also be strained and used as an exceptionally hot chili oil.|
|Cuisine:||Asian, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Indian, Latin American, Mexican, Pakistani, Southwestern American, Thai.|
|Scoville Heat:||855,000–1,463,700, 1,500,000–2,000,000|
|Country of Origin:||Taiwan, Province of China.|
|Handling / Storage:||Store in a cool, dry place.|
|Allergen Information:||None Specified.|
|Dietary Preferences:||All Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO.|