I received this kit for Christmas last year from a good friend. I have not had a chance to use this until now. But with my Ghost chilli ready for harvest, I now have a reason to use the jars from this kit. As the chilli is mainly for my wife’s consumption, I made it to her preferred recipe so will not have any need for the downloadable app which contains many new recipes.
Here is the unboxing.
The kit also comes with chilli seeds, so you can grow your own chilli for future harvesting; there is nothing better than harvesting your own crops. The kit came with Habanero and Jalapeño chilli seeds, but these are not quite hot enough for my wife – hence I have not used it. But the jars will come in very handy, and there are also stick labels for labelling our concoctions.
The app is free and allows for different recipes for various sauces, and also for chilli jelly. I am unlikely to use these though, but it will be of interest to those wishing to experiment.
I harvested the Ghost chilli I have been growing over the summer, as well as some of our other Thai chilli to make our chilli blend. I added lemon juice, a few cloves of garlic and some salt to make the mix. This was blended to a paste with our Magic Bullet blender.
Trust me when I say that this blend is extremely hot. It is enough to make the eyes water and the nose stream (for both my wife and me). It did add enough spice to the Beef Rendang which I made last week, to make that into a great dish.