In the kitchen
Store in its bag in the fridge for 1-3 weeks. Fresh from the farm, so give them a wash before using.
Prep & Cooking tips
To prepare, cut lengthways and slice off the stem (remove the seeds and membrane if you want a milder heat). Wash your hands thoroughly and avoid touching your eyes or any sensitive skin.
Taste a little from the tip to find out how hot a chilli is before adding a whole load to your dish.
Use whole to infuse a curry, or add finely chopped to salsa, stir-fries, pasta sauces, or even salads.
Video: Veg hacks - The ultimate chilli sauce
Chilli, parsley and olive oil are an unbeatable tonic for a jaded palate. Fry some minced garlic and chilli in plenty of olive oil. Add a handful of chopped parsley and mix into cooked linguine or spaghetti.
Chop together 6 tomatoes, a peeled roasted red pepper, 1 chilli, and 1 tbsp soaked capers. Mix in 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar and 1 tbsp of chopped parsley. Leave for 20 mins or so to let the flavour develop. Perfect accompanyment for BBQs, roasted veg, pastas and polentas, summer picnics or anything that needs a little zing.
A good addition to practically anything; try it over roasted veg, with scallops, squid, fish or lamb, or drizzled over quesadillas. Mix together 2 chopped chillies, 1 crushed garlic clove, 1 tbsp of chopped parsley and 2 tbsp of olive oil.
Goes well with
Greens (Spinach, Chard, Cabbage, Spring/summer greens, Broccoli, Purple sprouting broccoli)
Herbs (Coriander, Parsley, Mint)
Dried pulses (Beans, Lentils, Peas)
Salt & chilli edamame beans
Serves: 2 Total time: 10 min
Chilli stuffed peppers with tomato spelt, soured cream and avocado
Serves: 2 Total time: 45 min
BBQ pineapple sticks with sugar, chilli, lime and salt
Serves: 4 Total time: 25 min
White bean chilli with salsa
Serves: 2 Total time: 30 min
Veggie chilli with avocado, soured cream and spelt tortillas
Serves: 2 Total time: 1h
Quick and simple tasty chard
Serves: 6 Total time: 10 min
The ever popular Jalapeño has a mild glow of heat that can be eaten whole but will still liven up any dish. Ideal to add to a sauce or salsa.