Fiery Recipes

Recipe: Chilies in beer batter
Starring: chilies
This year I have grown an historical chili, of Italian origin but imported to the U.S. in 1887 by Giuseppe (Jimmy) Nardello, from which it took its name. It is a sweet chili,...

(Ita) Ricetta: Bocconcini di bacon e Jalapeno

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Recipe: Chili con carne with mini tortillas
The miniatures lunch
I have discarded many ideas before choosing the second courses for the miniatures lunch, but the chili is one of our favorite dishes, I prepare it often creating new versions like...

Recipe: Brussels sprouts with leek and cranberries
Vegetable recipes with herbs
I tried many times to grow brussel sprouts, and finally this year a plant survived the summer... but it produced only a few tiny buds. It's okay, it was just an experiment. So...

Recipe: Autumn chili
Soups with spices and aromatic herbs
A recipe warm and comforting that will make you love the autumn for its delicious ingredients. I used my Black Chili Powder made from Chilhuacle Negro chilies. You can use a...

Recipe: Onion and chili jam
Hot Jams
Like every year, I used my Jamy chili to prepare the chilli jam. I also added some Aji Amarillo, similar to Jamy (both belong to the family Baccatum), with thick pulp and a...

Recipe: Black chili powder
Chili Pepper Files
Dark chilies are really loved among chili growers. There are many ornamental chili that ripe from blacks or purple to red, but there are also several dark varieties, usually brown...

Recipe: Peruvian chili sauce
Chili Pepper Files
This year I have grown an Aji Amarillo plant to try this peruvian recipe. Peruvian chili sauce Boil some water and throw 100g of Aji Amarillo (about 6-7 fruits), then boil for...

(Ita) Ricetta: Peperoncini farciti al pesto

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Recipe: Stuffed sweet peppers
Chili Pepper Files
Round of Hungary is a Annuum chili pepper, similar to paprika, also known as cheese pepper. Stuffed Round of Hungary Chop together some capers and anchovy fillets and mix with...

Recipe: Pickled Jalapenos
Starring: chilies
Jalapeño peppers are among the most cultivated in the world, versatile and not very hot. There are dozens of different Jalapeno varieties, and every year I choose new ones to...

Recipe: Hot watermelon gaspacho
Cold soups with herbs
I have already told you about the Armenian cucumber grown in my rooftop, nearly 400g in weight, sweet and delicious. As promised, I'm posting a recipe that uses part of this...

(Ita) Ricetta: Marmellata di peperoni e peperoncino

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Recipe: Mandioc bread with Jalapeno
Bread with chili
I used mandioc flour (aka yucca flour) and some Jalapenos to create a south american style bread, to serve with some chili. Mandioc bread with Jalapeno Ingredients 50g...

Recipe: Avocado salad with tuna and paprika
Hot Salads
One of the plants that have given me more satisfaction this year is the white paprika, grown in a pot, that so far has produced more than half a kilo of large delicious pods. I...

Recipe: Vegan chili bechamel
Hot Sauces
This year I'm growing many mild chili plants: the Banana Sweet with its big crispy pods, and the Redskin, a dwarf plant that produces small red bell peppers. I added some...

Recipe: Chili and Cantaloupe jam
Hot Jams
Jamy is a Capsicum Baccatum chili variety, created by Azienda Stuard, with gorgeous, orange, drop shaped pods. But Jamy is not an ornamental chili: it's grown mainly to...

Recipe: Banana Sweet chili sauce
Chili Pepper Files
Banana Sweet is an Annuum chili pepper. The plant produces many mild -almost sweet- fruits that ripen from yellow to red, large and crunchy. Banana Sweet chili...

Recipe: Burger with chili sauce
Burger Parade
This year I'm growing several little hot peppers, mild or sweet like the Redskin, a small crispy bell pepper, or the Chilhuacle Negro, a brown mild chili, very aromatic. I used...

Recipe: White chicken chili
Meat and poultry recipes with herbs
Maybe i have too much imagination... ...but don't tell me that this eggplant with arms doesn't have a human look! I wanted to prepare a chili white variant, with chicken...

Recipe: Sweet and sour burger with anise
Burger Parade
Another homemade burger, with anise, chili and raisins, for our Burger Parade. Do not forget to serve it with the sauted apples, they're quick and perfect on this sweet and...

Recipe: Yellow tomatoes gaspacho
Cold soups with herbs
I harvested the last Banana Legs tomatoes: they're sweet and tasty tomatoes, and they're golden yellow when ripe. I prepared a classic gaspacho recipe, using yellow or orange...

Recipe: Chicken & chilies paella
Rice recipes with aromatic herbs
As it often happens when the recipes become popular worldwide, there are many versions of paella. The original paella valenciana doesn't use seafood, but chicken or rabbit and...

Recipe: Tinda (Indian round gourd) curry
Soups with aromatic herbs
I wasn't sure I will manage to grow the tinda (Indian round gourd) because I had never cultivated any kind of squash or zucchini before that. However, I sowed it, transplant the...

Recipe: Jalapenos with spiced sauce
An indian dinner
A few days ago I improvised an indian dinner that we really enjoy. The recipes are all vegetarian and almost Vegan: to veganize this dinner, just use vegan yogurt instead of...

Recipe: Rustic rice salad with chilies
The 20 appetizers lunch
It's better to prepare the rice salad the day before, and let it rest in the refrigerator. I used some Trinidad Perfume, aromatic, crunchy and mild, and a green pepper to add...

Recipe: Hot & spicy French fries
Vegetable recipes with herbs
Many of you already know that I love to prepare my own herbs and spices mixtures, using many homegrown ingredients. Sometimes I prepare them for a specific purpose, but sometimes...

Recipe: Kidney beans burgers with Jalapeno
Burger Parade
Each summer I wait for the first harvests, using the fresh ingredients and starting to store them. This work can become overwhelming during summer, and each year I find the...

Recipe: Turkey tostadas with Jalapeno
Crepes, pancakes and tortillas with herbs
With my last Jalapeno Jaloro and some turkey leftovers I made two quick tostadas. You can use different ingredients on the tostadas, but choose colourful and tasty...

Recipe: Baked hot tortillas
Crepes, pancakes and tortillas with spices
It's finally cold here, and the chili plants are starting to die. It's the right time to use all those stored chili from the summer harvests, like the single dose frozen chili...

Recipe: Quick ginger chutney
Sauces, dressings and dips with spices
Imagine this scene: you have prepared the mixture for some vegetable fritters, when you think... ah, they will taste so good with some chutney. That you don't have at home. And...

Recipe: Nachos with beans and chili
Starring: chilies
Pasilla Bajio chilies are mild, almost black when ripe, and with a smokey aroma. My plant is stil producing many new pods, and I use them in tex-mex recipes like this...

Recipe: Hot risotto with clams
Rice recipes with chilies
As many chili growers, I grow more plants that I can handle, and harvest more chilies that my family can eat. There are so many varieties, different in color, taste, shape,...

Recipe: Cheese and chilies balls
Appetizers with herbs
My chili plants are still producing few pods, milder but really tasty. In the picture: Aji Amarillo, Numex Suave Orange, Trinidad Perfume and two Red Paprika pods. I used all...

Recipe: Jalapeno burger
Burger Parade
Summer chilies are rich and colorful, but I admit that limited winter chili harvests make me really proud. In the picture you see many Pasilla Bajio, my very first ripe Aji...

Recipe: Jalapeno bread
Bread with chili
I sowed the chili peppers last week, choosing many new plants that I never growed before. I will grow some dark ornamentals peppers, some Habanero and many mild chilies. I choose...

Recipe: Stir-fried pak choi
Vegetable recipes with herbs
I'm growing pak choi (Brassica rapa chinensis), an oriental green, that someway is similar to Swiss Chards. My few plants are really productive, and I'm harvesting many of...

Recipe: Caramelized spicy walnuts
Dessert recipes with spices and herbs
Another Thanksgiving recipe, this hot walnuts are a perfect snack and appetizer. I served them also on a sweet potato casserole, with spices and honey. They can be store in a...

Recipe: Jalapeno Jaloro with Blue Cheese
Chili Pepper Files
Jalapeno Jaloro is a Jalapeno variety, with bigger pods and fleshy walls. The Jaloro chilies are less hot than Jalapeno and ripe from yellow to orange. Jalapeno Jaloro with...

Recipe: Hot pumpkin jam
Hot jams: trick or treat?
How can I not post a pumpkin recipe on Halloween? So, here is the simple pumpkin jam, with a hot twist. I used Hot Lemon chilies, because they have a lemon aroma that is perfect...

Recipe: Paprika with Camembert cheese
Chili Pepper Files
Paprika is a Annuum chili pepper, and it's an ingredient of many recipes from Eastern Europe, like the famous goulash. Paprika with Camembert cheese Remove stems and seeds...

Recipe: Big Jim Relleno
Chili Pepper Files
Numex Big Jim is a chili that produces big mild pods, developed in New Mexico. Big Jim Relleno Stuff some Big Jim chilies with herbal cheese, and bake for 20 minutes. Peel...

Recipe: Aromatic chili powder
Chili Pepper Files
Numex Suave Orange was developed by New Mexico State University's Chile Pepper Institute, to have a chili similar to Habanero Orange but milder. Like all Chinense, the Numex...

Recipe: Hot Lemon skewers
Chili Pepper Files
Hot Lemon is a Baccatum chili pepper, with tear-shaped pods. Its called Hot Lemon not only for its brilliant yellow color, but also for its lemon overtones. Hot Lemon...

Recipe: Eggless chili omelette
Starring: chilies
I harvested some different and colourful chilies and used in an eggless omelette: Hot Lemon, Campane, Numex Suave Orange and some Cayenne-like chili, red and green. Eggless...

Recipe: Stuffed Jalapeno
Chili Pepper Files
Jalapeño Goliath is a Jalapeño variety, very similar and sligtlhy bigger. Stuffed Jalapeno Remove the stem and the seeds. Stuff each pod with Herb cheese. Grill-bake 20...

Recipe: Tortilla pie with Pasilla Bajio
Chili Pepper Files
Pasilla Bajio is an Annuum chili pepper. The pods are mild, with a peculiar smoky aroma and ripe from dark green to dark brown. The plant is really prolific, I harvested the last...

Recipe: Chili jam
Hot Jams
Jamy is a chili created by the italian Azienda Stuard, starting from jamaican chilies. Fleshy and not too hot, it's perfect for the chili jam, to serve with toasted bread and...

Recipe: Harissa hot sauce
Spices and aromatic herbs mixtures
Harissa is an hot paste used in Moroccan cuisine, that can be bought... or can be easily prepared at home. It can be covered with olive oil and stored in the...

Recipe: Indian singara with ginger
Fritters with spices and aromatic herbs
The taste of fried stuffed ravioli, the smell of indian spices, the pleasure of putting the hands in the dough. All in a single recipe! Singara with ginger Ingredients Serves...

Recipe: Hot sauce with fennel seeds
Hot Sauces
Last year a friend gave me some Piri Piri Chili seeds from Portugal. They're hot chili peppers from Capsicum Frutescens species (like the famous Tabasco). The plant produces small...

Recipe: Vegetarian dumplings in roti bread
Vegetarian and vegan recipes with herbs
If you grow different kind of chili peppers, they can hybridate, creating new varieties different from the original. I planted three seeds harvested from a Nepali Orange, and I...

Recipe: Stuffed Big Jim chilies
Starring: chilies
Numex Big Jim are mild chili peppers created in New Mexico. The plant is small, about 60 cm (24 in) high, but produces many big pods 10-15 cm (4-6 in) long. They have a hard...

Recipe: Cheese gaspacho with cherry tomatoes
Cold soups with herbs
Gaspacho (or gazpacho) is the perfect summer soup: fresh, tasty... and hot. I like to create new gaspacho recipes, like this cheese gaspacho. I used one of my chilies, a...

Recipe: Hot starters with cheese
Appetizers with chilies
If you are growing different kind of chili peppers, you can prepare this colourful set of hot starters with cheese. Remember to warn your guests: some of them may be too...

Recipe: Stir-fried rice with shrimps and Shishito
Rice recipes with chilies
I grow many differend chili peppers and I like to try new varieties every year, but Shishito is my favourite one: it's a japanese chili, mild, crisp and fleshy. The plant is...

Recipe: Yellow chilies omelette with dandelion
Omelettes and egg recipes with herbs
Numex Sunglo are mild yellow chilies: my plant is producing many beautiful pods, and I'm using them everywhere... Yellow chilies omelette with dandelion Ingredients 1...

Recipe: Jackfruit kebabs
Vegetarian and vegan recipes with herbs
After my visit to the grocery I googled about Jackfruit and I find Kathal Kababs. Jackfruit kebabs Ingredients 1 can of green jackfruit 1 small onion 1 piece of...

Recipe: Green chilies with sesame paste
Starring: chilies
As I promised, this is the first of the recipes from my chili pepper first harvest of the year. These in the pictures are Hot Jim, similar to the Big Jim: these chilies are...

Recipe: Trinidad Perfume with chervil sauce
Chili Pepper Files
Last year I grow many Habanero Chilies, beautiful, flavoured and... hot like hell. I wanted to try the aroma of the Capsicum Chinense with less hot varieties, and this year I'm...

Recipe: Chocolate cake with red chili
Dessert recipes with spices and herbs
Thai Dragon is a Annuum chili pepper, with pointed, hot red pods. I wanted to try a hot and sweet recipe. I added a Thai Dragon chili pepper to this chocolate cake and it...

Recipe: Bacon and chili scones
Savory pastries with chili
Cayenne Joes Long is a Annuum chili pepper, with very log pods. Add a Cayenne Joes Long to the dough of these bacon scones... and you won't forget them! Bacon and chili...

Recipe: Hot couscous salad
Salads with aromatic herbs
This in the picture is my first tomato ever, a Corleone Tomato harvested from my rooftop pots. I harvested also a Jalapeno Jaloro: these chili peppers are big, fleshy, tasty and...

Recipe: Nachos pink dip with Jalapenos
Hot Sauces
Last year I grow Jalapeno chilies for the first time. I enjoyed these mild and crunchy peppers, and this years I'm growing other Jalapeno varieties. Jalapeno Goliath has many...

Recipe: Fiery pasta with mushrooms
Pasta with aromatic herbs
Last year I harvested so many hot peppers that I have to store them in many ways. I wasn't sure about freezing them, but it was a great idea. I cut fresh peppers into slices, and...

Recipe: Cocktail salad with pickled chilies
Hot Salads
Last year I harvested many green chilies, milder and more crispy than ripe ones. My best experiment was the Pickled Peppers: I choose the chili peppers in the picture, different...

Recipe: Pepper casserole with red rice and Pasilla Bajio
Rice recipes with aromatic herbs
Pasilla Bajiio chilies start off dark green and ripe to brown. They have fleshy walls and are mild and aromatic. Last year my plants produced only few pods in autumn, and they...

Recipe: Stuffed zucchini flowers
Fritters with aromatic herbs
Many of you enjoy a recipe with zucchini flowers, Basil and Zucchini Tortellini, so here is another idea of how to use them. Zucchini flowers may be cooked in many ways, mainly...

Recipe: Stir-fried spaghetti with Shishito
Chili Pepper Files
I choose to grow Shishito Pepper because it's an ingredient for the japanese tempura, one of my favourite dishes. It's a crunchy and mild chili, and it can be fried, stir-fried...

Recipe: Marinated fish with lemon pepper
Spices and aromatic herbs mixtures
My lemon tree gave me the last fruits from the summer production: lemons will ripe in winter too, but they will be different in flavour and taste. Before taking the juice, I also...

Recipe: Aji Blanco Cristal chili jam
Chili Pepper Files
Aji Blanco Cristal is a Baccatum chili pepper, with nearly white pods, red when ripe. Aji Blanco Cristal jam Ingredients 40g Aji Blanco Cristal chili peppers 1 apple 20g...

Recipe: Hot tabuleh with basil
Salads with aromatic herbs
I love couscous and tabuleh is a fresh and delicious dish. It's an arab recipe, so it should be hot. I used some red Long Pequin peppers, small but hot! Hot tabuleh with...

Recipe: Stir-fried Aji Habanero
Chili Pepper Files
Aji Habanero is a Baccatum chili pepper, with beautiful orange pods. Stir-fried Aji Habanero Cut some Aji Habanero pods into halves, cut one onion, one apple and one sweet...

Recipe: Thai curry paste
Spices and aromatic herbs mixtures
When I found out that Thai curry paste is so simple to prepare, an uses many ingredients that I can harvest from my garden, I had to try it. Let's see how to prepare a basic...

Recipe: Pasta alla Puttanesca
Pasta with aromatic herbs
Apart from famous peppers from all around the world, I am growing also some italian ones. Among them, the most beautiful is the one called Mazzetto or Small Bouquet because pods...

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Recipe: Piri Piri chili cheese sauce
Hot Sauces
When I was about to chose which peppers I should grow, I couldn't leave out the all-famous Piri Piri from Portugal. It's a fleshy and hot pepper, with intense taste. This...

Recipe: Aji chilies and tomatoes salad
Hot Salads
This is a classic sicilian salad, I added some chili from my rooftop. Choose any Baccatum pepper you like, but they have to be fleshy. Aji chilies and tomatoes...

Recipe: Shishito tempura with lemon grass
Rice recipes with aromatic herbs
Last year I planned which chilies to grow, although I did not have any previous experience with their taste. That's why I chose famous names like Serrano or Habanero or beautiful...

Recipe: Hot rice salad
Chili Pepper Files
I received Peruvian Collnew seeds from a friend, but I didn't find anything about this pepper on Internet. It's a Capsicum Annuum, and it ripe from green to orange. The pods are...

Recipe: Hot beans casserole
Soups with spices and aromatic herbs
If you want to keep your chili peppers variety pure, you need to isolate them. Otherwise the next year they may look different from the original plant. I haven't chili plants...

Recipe: White gaspacho
Cold soups with herbs
I'm planning my 2009 cultivation, keeping track of the chili-experience, under the logo Chili Pepper Files. Please consider these as personal judgements. Hungarian Yellow Wax...

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