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By Ukslim

Chilli (Capsicum frutescens)

Steve next door bought us this chilli plant. He forgot to give his own a plant-sitter while we were on holiday, but ours is thriving.

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It looks like a jalapeno pepper, my favorite. But I could be mistaken they all tend to look much the same. How big are the peppers? If it is Jalapenos, you can cut them green and use or let them get red and then cut and use. If you remove the seeds and pith they will not be quite so spicy. Wear gloves when you cut them! I use them in place of bell peppers in recipes, but we like food spicy! My favorite way to have them is to split down the middle, remove the seeds and pith, fill with soft cheese and wrap in bacon (streaky bacon for you) and then roast at 400 degrees F until soft and bacon is crisp. Spicy but yummy!

24 May, 2008

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