Hot chilli bringing a heatwave into your diet

Hot chilli seems to divide opinion, can you stand the heat?

Hot chilli is in bloom at a farm in South Devon.  The country’s favourite chilli enthusiasts at South Devon Chilli Farm are not only renowned for their fresh chillies (Olive Magazine named them ‘Top Producer’ in August) but also for the delicious preserves, sauces and chilli chocolates they have on offer.

However, if you’re unable to take a trip over to this impressive chilli farm, Steve Waters, owner and hot chilli expert at the farm, gives his tops tips for adding a bit of spice to your meals:

  • Cherry bombs taste delicious when stuffed with feta cheese and grilled.
  • Sante Fe Grande are perfect for livening up any pizza or pasta dish.
  • Pimientos de Padrón fried in hot oil for just a couple of minutes and liberally sprinkled with sea salt make a great Spanish tapas dish.
  • Aji red chillies are great in a salsa. Just chop finely and add to chopped tomatoes, chopped coriander leaves and a squeeze of lemon.
  • Serrano chillies have a medium to hot heat and can be used to make a delicious guacamole.
  • Joe-E-Parker and Poblano chillies are mild chillies that can be skinned and stuffed with a filling of your choice, covered in an egg and flour batter and then shallow fried to make a Mexican dish known as “Rellenos”. For the filling you could use cheese, mixed beans or a herby minced meat mixture.

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