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1,176,182 on the Scoville scale

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by modelmaker, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. modelmaker

    modelmaker Lead commenter

    <a target="_blank">http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12505344[/URL]
    A Grantham man has grown the world's hottest chilli, coming in at 1,176,182 on the Scoville Heat Unit, a scale derived in 1912 by Wilber Scoville, an American chemist. To get this into context, Tobasco sauce measures a mere 2,000 - 5,000 on this scale. Apparently, the pain endured when eating it lasts for many hours. It's been given the name Infinity Chilli.
    Can you think of a recipe you would use such a pepper in or someone you'd particularly like to serve it to?

  2. Bethannie

    Bethannie New commenter

    Maybe,,,I suppose I could use just the tip of the chilli finely diced (whilst wearing gloves!) in a pot of chillie-con-carne...but why would I? I might as well use a milder version.

    Oh yes!....Lots of people!....some of whom are relatives!

  3. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Ermm....cough, cough,...............Rose?

    *naughty Belle*
  4. Shifter

    Shifter New commenter

    I think it was described as being above weapons grade
  5. egyptgirl

    egyptgirl Senior commenter

    I'd infuse it into an oil - I love chilli dipping oil with dukkau and flatbreads. I bet I never told any of you that, did I?
  6. Just think how many gallons/litres of oil you'd get per chilli!!!
    Must make more dukka, I have lots of eggs and a boiled eggy dipped in dukka is yummy!!!
  7. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    I think it's just a bit of fun really, but of no real use to the cook. My concern about using it for cooking would be that whilst you'd get a hell of a lot heat from just a small piece of the chilli, you'd get next to nothing of the flavour, the tiny amount you'd have being so diluted in whatever you were making.
    There's a lot more to chillies than just the heat - some of the flavours can be wonderful, and the different varieties can taste quite different from each other.
  8. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Like I said.....Rose.

    *no apologies for quoting Shifter this time*

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