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Re: Grrr, peppers


There are four main ingredients in chili powder as near as I can tell--ground pimento [maybe 5/6ths of it]; ground hot pepper of some sort--in whatever amount it takes of whichever pepper to give it the desirable kick; ground cumano [cumin], enough to give the slightly musky flavor; and oregano [Mexican oregano is best, because it's stronger, but it really doesn't matter; you just need more of the Greek kind]. To this, add garlic powder, salt, anything else you want to tweak it one way or another. For the heat, I've made batches with ground cayenne and with ground Thai devils with equally good results--the flavor of the hot pepper is going to be overwhelmed pretty much by the pimento, cumano, and oregano flavors anyway--it's only real contribution is zing. Using ground chipotles and adding smoke could be very interesting. I have some chipotles; I may have to try that next time.


On Jul 20, 2007, at 12:07 PM, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:

I didn't know that. I grew cayenne peppers one year, dried them and
ground them  up (don't try this inside your house, kids). I think we
might even have some of it left. Straight ground cayenne, it was fairly
potent. Seems to me like I may have done that with another kind of
pepper too but I can't remember for sure.
If I did dry the maybe pimientos, could I use red jalapenos for the hot
part? I have some smoked ones (chipotles) left from last year.

Cyndi


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of james singer
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2007 8:38 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Grrr, peppers

Think I'd be tempted to dry and grind some of them. Ground pimento is
the "solvent" or "carrier" for chili powder, which I've taken to making
my own. Hope my seeds are as-advertised, also. We haven't had a good
jalapeno plant for 2-3 years.


On Jul 20, 2007, at 11:24 AM, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:

Hah! No, to be satisified I would have to slap them myself. Ah well,
it's hardly the worst garden event that's ever happened to me, and
I've been at this for 25 years now and never had it happen before. I'm

trying to find a silver lining. If they really are pimentos I suppose
I can make sweet pepper relish, it's a good relish, but geez I hate
working with small fruit like that. I'm still going to see if I can
find the receipts though. I hardly ever keep that stuff but I ordered
online so maybe I kept the email acknowledgement.
I hope YOUR seeds are what they're advertised to be!!!

Cyndi


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of james singer
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2007 8:01 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Grrr, peppers

Just got "Mucho Nacho" seeds from them--only to learn they're just
down the road in Ft Myers. If you want, I'll drive down and slap them
for you.

On Jul 20, 2007, at 10:40 AM, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:

I definitely do not have ancho peppers growing. I pulled one off last

night. They look like they might be pimento peppers, maybe, based on
the pictures I'm looking at on Tomato Grower's Supply Co website
(which is where I ordered from this year). There's no heat to them at

all and they are maybe ping-pong ball size, I don't think they'll get

much bigger than that. This is so annoying. Now I have to search
through my stuff to see if I still have the receipts and seed packet
for what I actually bought and then go gripe to the company. I did
not

buy pimento peppers, I don't want pimento peppers, and not only have
I

wasted time and water on something I don't want, I don't have the
chiles I was counting on to preserve for this winter. It's not like I

can't just go to the grocery store, but still! The value of what I've

wasted is far more than the value of the seed packet, but I bet I'm
not going to get compensated for that. Arrrgh.

Cyndi

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Southwest Florida
27.1 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Sunset Zone 25
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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