There are a few foods that I’ve been afraid to cook with over the years. I’ve been on a quest to conquer these food fears. Fresh jalapeno peppers used to be on the scary list.
I think this fear stems from an incident that happened when I was very young, 2 or 3 years old. I don’t remember it, but I Mom has told me the story many times over the years. Apparently, I reached up for a plate of peppers and then touched my finger to my lip and was burned by the heat of the peppers.
Kind of crazy to let something that I don’t even remember keep me from cooking with peppers, but…chalk me up as crazy!
Now I do use jalapeno. I usually steer clear of other types of hot peppers though, with a few exceptions – mild banana peppers, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce both make regular appearances in my recipes.
Here are a few of my recipes that use peppers: [Read more…] about Ingredient Spotlight: Peppers