Sauerkraut Hot Dish – the modern version; it was HOT!!!! — 9 Comments

  1. Katie – I react to pepper too! Not quite as bad as you, but close. Even regular red and green peppers are becoming a no go for me. Your pasta dish sounds divine – I must look for some good sauerkraut.

  2. Ouch, Katie, poor you! Peppers are like that – mild mostly, then blazingly hot! I treat them with respect and use only the tiniest bit when they are nuclear like that.

  3. I do like some spice in my life, but not so much spice that it lasts for an HOUR! Yikes. I’m glad your tastebuds survived!

  4. Katie,
    I used to be like you; I couldn’t even LOOK at a hot pepper.
    Then I moved to Liberia, West Africa, land of the hottest peppers in the world. So you think Habaneros are hot? Ha!
    I HAD to learn to eat hot peppers or starve.
    I had my houseboy prepare a 4-quart pot of greens with ONE Liberian pepper. Little bitty peppers, red, maybe 1.5 inches long.
    I ate it for lunch for a week; it was almost too hot to eat.
    Next week, same thing, but TWO Liberian peppers.
    Next week THREE, and so on, until I got to four.
    At four Liberian peppers it could have been a hundred, it was so hot.
    Since then I can eat anything hot and enjoy it.
    Except Dave’s Insanity Sauce; that’s just insane.
    And that bottle my son got me with an eyedropper and a skull & crossbones on the label. 🙂
    Try it, you’ll like it. 🙂

  5. When I was in Thailand, I dipped the end of the tines of my fork into fish sauce and sampled it gingerly. It was so hot that I could hardly breathe. I, who never drink beer, picked up my husband’s pint and downed it almost in one- thank goodness it was on the table.

  6. Another thought – judging by the difference between Ton Mari’s experience and yours, you may be exceptionally prone to the heat. Usually milk and yogurt would have tamed the capsaicin – since those didn’t work for you, either, I think you are much more sensitive than the norm.

  7. Ina, I’ve never had anthing that hot or long-lasting! Bell peppers I love and eat often.
    Zoomie, I will rely on mon mari for more sampling in the future LOL
    Joanne, I thought an hour was rather excessive!
    brassfrog – but was all that effort worth it? Well, I suppose, in your circumstances at the time you had no choice ;-))
    Kerry, I’m always cautious of Thai food – but you were cautious – not fair!
    Zoomie, I think you are right…. I have very sensitive skin, must carry over.

  8. I read your post with a mixture of anticipation and alarm; glad to see the pain finally subsided! I cant say I have experienced something so uncomfortable (save for childbirth) and surely now don’t even want to try!
    That pasta with the choucroute sounds splendid and very hearty! Yum!

  9. tasteofbeirut, i was totally amazed at how much it burnt. I had no idea… Now I do LOL