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Vodka-soaked, chocolate-stuffed chillis



You make a slit in the side of the chilli and remove membrane and seeds. Then you marinate them in vodka for 12 hours+. Then you pipe a mixture of white chocolate, vodka and freshly ground black pepper into the cavities, chill, and finally dip in dark (60%+) chocolate.

They are quite startling. The combination of chocolate, pepper, vodka and chilli works remarkably well, but its still difficult to eat more than one of them. The green chillis especially were scary and eating them brought tears to the eyes and profanities to the lips.

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tinyholidays
Apr. 30th, 2006 08:24 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous looking, though!
the_sybil
Apr. 30th, 2006 08:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
karimonica
Apr. 30th, 2006 08:24 pm (UTC)
Those sound, and look, absolutely insane. I need to make them.
the_sybil
Apr. 30th, 2006 08:50 pm (UTC)
insane is about right.
snobahr
Apr. 30th, 2006 08:26 pm (UTC)
Those scared my hispanic mother-in-law :)

Gorgeous presentation, however!

the_sybil
Apr. 30th, 2006 08:51 pm (UTC)
thank-you!
scottopic
Apr. 30th, 2006 08:27 pm (UTC)
And I bet the unused portion of the peppered vodka rocks, too :)
the_sybil
Apr. 30th, 2006 08:51 pm (UTC)
we are thinking bloody marys
sabrarosa
Apr. 30th, 2006 08:33 pm (UTC)
Sonds lovely except for the black pepper. I'd probably use ground red chiles instead. Mmmmm. Thanks for the idea!
the_sybil
Apr. 30th, 2006 08:53 pm (UTC)
Actually, I thought the black pepper flavour was really, really good in them. But if you're not a fan of it then ground chillis would be good I'm sure.
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aroraborealis
Apr. 30th, 2006 08:36 pm (UTC)
OMG. I must try these!
the_sybil
Apr. 30th, 2006 08:56 pm (UTC)
definitely an experience
mschaos
Apr. 30th, 2006 08:48 pm (UTC)
now that is a nifty idea...

maybe roasted them a bit to get a smoky flavor and to take a wee bit of the heat out :)
the_sybil
Apr. 30th, 2006 08:55 pm (UTC)
to take a wee bit of the heat out

but where's the fun in that?
:)
karohemd
Apr. 30th, 2006 09:09 pm (UTC)
Wow...
witchofnovember
Apr. 30th, 2006 09:18 pm (UTC)
what kind of peppers did you use, were they raw or did you roast them? Roasting them might bring down the fire while adding a bit of smoke to the equation.
the_sybil
Apr. 30th, 2006 09:27 pm (UTC)
not sure what kind of chillis they were - my local supermarket isn't great at labelling! I pretty much bought what looked fresh and was the right kind of size and shape.
Roasting them might be interesting - although I think you'd loose some of the crunch.
thewayne
Apr. 30th, 2006 10:13 pm (UTC)
I don't drink or cook with vodka, would the quality of the vodka affect the end result since usually the alcohol cooks off?

And the white chocolate blend, do you melt/mix/pipe in short order, or is the white chocolate blended with something else to keep it pipeable?


I'm really looking forward to making this! I'm going to a weekend-long party in a couple of weeks and we're having a big cookout at the end, these'll be ideal for the group of weirdos that we have assembling!
the_sybil
Apr. 30th, 2006 10:22 pm (UTC)
Re: the quality of the vodka - it is very noticeable in the end product, so probably a reasonable quality one is a good idea. We used smirnoff premium and had no complaints.

You mix the pepper and a shot of vodka with the white chocolate while it is still hot and liquid, and pipe straight away. I used a ziploc baggie with the corner snipped off and it worked fine - apart from the fact that I snipped such a tiny hole that coarsley ground peppercorns kept getting stuck in the hole!
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aflaminghalo
Apr. 30th, 2006 11:16 pm (UTC)
Those look terrifying.

But I keep thinking about them....
smmopah
May. 1st, 2006 12:38 am (UTC)
I HAVE to make these.
slightlymental
May. 1st, 2006 12:43 am (UTC)
Intense!
xavienne
May. 1st, 2006 12:50 am (UTC)
Oh, those sound SOOOO good!
chez_margot
May. 1st, 2006 05:04 pm (UTC)
Woooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwww! Definitely something I'd like to taste!!!
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