Monday, July 2, 2012

Wiri Wiri Peppers...

These tiny, round peppers carry a huge wallop. My youngest daughter's boyfriend's family is from Guyana. These are Guyanese peppers. The plant grows about three feet tall and  produces small ½" long by ½" wide berry shaped hot peppers. They are very hot and turn from green, to orange to red as they ripen. My daughter made salsa using my recipe, but instead of jalapeno peppers she used Wiri Wiri's. The salsa was very good.

She gave me some of the peppers and said his mother told her to put them in the sun and dry them in order to plant the seeds. I am going to try it and see if I have any luck. I looked them up on the Internet and was going to order some seeds, but they were on back order. I guess more people know about them than I realized. I have never heard of them.

The Internet said they are used for pepper sauce and to make pepper wine. Well, I perked up at this. It said people in Guyana pour Rum over the peppers and let it sit for three weeks to let the Rum absorb the pepper flavor. They pour a few drops in soups and other dishes to enhance the flavor. Sounds good to me. I'm going to give it a try.

 Have a great week!!!


  1. Oh wow! First of all, I haven't heard of them either. And, secondly my taste buds are drying up right now just thinking about the HOTNESS!! I can't eat anything that's even a little bit. Well, maybe I could drink the rum. LOL

    Have a wonderful day!!

    1. I like things really hot and I don't drink, even though I do like to make homemade wine, but the Rum thing sounds interesting. I've never thought of putting a little rum in soups. It sounds good especially hot rum. I must try it.

  2. Don't mind me Kathy if you see that I'm scrolling through your blog. I love to read things about the nice bloggers I've met along the way. xoxo


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