Thursday, 5 December 2013

Peter Piper Would Be Proud

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where's the peck of pickled peppers that Peter Piper picked?

Well they are at my place, I just haven't pickled them yet.  And in case you a wondering how much a peck is well you can learn all about here.
I have 5 plants growing and they are cropping really well.  I have picked these ones green as we can get bugs here that destroy everything in the same plant family and I do not want to risk getting none at all. There are still heaps on the plants so I will leave the next round to ripen a bit longer.

Of the 5 plants I am growing 4 of them are growing jalapenos that are exactly how I would expect them to be, small and pointy.  But one bush is ones that are long and pointy.  I was not sure if they were chillies of any variety or if I had planted out some of the Italian Fryers capsicums that I grew last year.
So I had a little nibble on the end of one.  Tastes like capsicum.  I had a bit more of a nibble.  Yep still tastes like capsicum.  One more nibble to be sure.  Oops that's hotter than capsicum.  Either they were capsicums and have cross pollinated or they are just a different type of chilli

Check out the size difference, and my nibbled one.

Earlier this year I made a whole lot of pickled Jalapenos and I will be using the same recipe again as we were really happy with the result.

We love these on Pizza and nachos and a few diced up fine mixed into home made mayonnaise is great.  Hubby also likes to add them to his sandwiches but that is a bit much for me.

Do you eat jalapenos?
How do you like them?

1 comment:

  1. I love halapenos on pizza and salad rolls etc, so will give the pickle recipe a try.
    Your long mild chillies could be banana chillies, which are large and mild tasting.


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