Cooking with fresh cayenne peppers
August 14, 2008 3:53 PM Subscribe
"Pepper," to me, means "bell pepper," but my neighbor gave me two cayenne pepper plants, and the peppers are starting to turn red. When should I harvest them, and what should I do with them?
posted by shirobara to Food & Drink (18 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Should I pick them once they turn completely red, or should they stay on the plant longer? And as for the cooking part, I know that you seed them carefully and take out the ribs, but then what can you do with the flesh? What kind of flavors generally go well with them? What are some basic recipes I can try out?
I'm a vegetarian, so please no fish/chicken/etc., unless the technique can be applied to tofu or something...