5 Cool Cayenne Recipes
“What the heck am I going to do with all of these dried cayenne peppers?” you’re probably asking yourself this winter. Well, Jessalyn the intern did not spend a whole season dehydrating these awesome spicy peppers for them to go to waste, so read on for some great ideas about using your dried cayennes this winter!
1. Chili: spice up your Super Bowl chili this year with some heat from Everblossom Farm. Check out this recipe for cayenne chili con carne: http://www.spiciefoodie.com/2013/08/23/cayenne-spiced-chili-con-carne-american-fare/
2. Nuts: this party snack has a bonus — you can use your maple sugar, too! http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/spicy-herb-roasted-nuts
3. Dessert: this spicy Mexican dish is a real treat. http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/mexican-chocolate-pots-de-crme
4. Chicken: pasta and chicken is always a great combination, but it’s even better with some cayenne! http://thisweekfordinner.com/2011/03/15/blackened-chicken-fettuccine-alfredo/
5. Pretzels: spice up another snack food with our dried peppers. http://www.thekitchenismyplayground.com/2014/01/addictively-delicious-cajun-pretzels.html
6.One Pot Dinners: Grace, the other intern, tested out this quick and easy recipe(you only use one pot!) by adding in some cayenne peppers to give it an extra spicy kick at the end. Everyone loved it and so will your family on a busy cold night. http://hostthetoast.com/one-pot-spicy-chicken-riggies/
Remember, dried spices are much more potent than fresh. Check out this link for some help converting between the two: http://food52.com/hotline/25822-how-do-you-convert-dried-cayenne-pepper-measurements-to-fresh-cayenne-peppers
It might be cold outside, but let us know how your hot adventures in the kitchen work out!