biju wrote:although I truly do think it is the best tasting pepper in the world.
I don't really recommend eating too many of the 2nd most hot peppers in the world one after another. Using them is a salsa that is only flavored with them is just fine with me. Mango habanero hot wings are the stuff.
Jalapeno eating contests are too easy. Now if you can put down more than 3 habeneros......
The salsa I make is around 2 liquid cups and contains 8 habaneros.
There is also a restaurant just north of where I live that serves grilled habaneros too and I was able to fire down 3 while we ate, much to the surprise of the waitstaff there. Of course, I looked like I just ran a marathon with all of the sweat running down my face, but it's worth the public humiliation to me.
As a side note, I was going to try to buy some bhut jolokia seeds to try to grow them, but they cost something like $40 for 3 seeds and that doesn't seem like a smart idea. I think I'll just grow habaneros again this spring...