Carolina Reapers currently hold the world record in scorchio heat units with between 1.4 million to 2.2 million. They can cause extreme pain as well as hallucinations when handled improperly, potentially leading to extreme discomfort or even hallucinations.
Peppers add fiery spice and depth of flavor when used properly in dishes, creating an exciting culinary experience. Their initial sweetness allows spicy flavors to develop over time for an unforgettable culinary journey.
Carolina Reaper peppers are known for their intense heat, making them the perfect ingredient to add spice-laden meals with. Their intense spice complements other spices and flavors for unforgettable culinary experiences that combine both heat and taste in perfect balance.
Use powder in conjunction with honey to create an easy yet spicy wing glaze, perfect for pairing the sweet and tart flavors of chicken wings. Or sprinkle some into traditional deviled eggs to add an unexpected spicy bite!
Reaper pepper should be used sparingly when cooking with it – too much can overwhelm the senses and turn spicy dishes into burnouts. Mixing Reaper with other ingredients can help tamp down its heat; for instance, including dairy products like milk, cream or yogurt in your dish as they contain casein protein which neutralizes capsaicin heat; lemon juice or vinegar may also be effective ways to balance out its spiciness.
Carolina Reaper pepper-infused jam or jelly provides the ideal balance between sweet and spicy, offering an unforgettable flavor experience that’s both tangy and intense. Use blackberry pepper jelly on toast or chicken for a fruity sweetness before experiencing its fiery heat!
Use dehydrated Carolina Reaper peppers in powder or flake form to add a spicy kick to soups, stews and chilis. Their spice level can easily be adjusted by changing how much pepper you use in each recipe.
Add dairy products like milk, yogurt or cheese to tame the heat of a Carolina Reaper dish by including casein-rich ingredients like these in your recipes; casein can neutralize capsaicin to create a more balanced flavor profile and balance out its intensity of heat. Also adding textures can help ease its intensity such as tossing roasted carrots with salt and Carolina Reaper flakes for a savory snack option.
Garlic butter makes any bread taste amazing, and we especially enjoy pairing it with Carolina Reaper sauce to create this crispy French-style loaf. Use any bread of your choosing – be it baguette, rustic sourdough, or basic white sandwich loaf – for this dish.
This sauce packs noticeable heat without blinding you with flame. Made with Guajillo chiles for fruity notes and enhanced with honey and roasted garlic for additional sweetness and complexity, we love using this sauce to garnish tacos, drizzle over stews or soups or bast barbecued chicken wings!
Caribbean cuisine features this fiery condiment as an essential component, thanks to its combination of citrusy sweet and spicy notes paired with aromatic allspice and thyme for a uniquely Caribbean taste. Capsaicin powder also works wonderfully in marinades, hot sauces, salsas and marinades; dairy can help neutralize its effect, so try adding milk or cream when serving dishes containing this fiery powder.
Add subtle spice to desserts or other sweet foods by creating this irresistibly tasty caramel sauce! Simply combine dehydrated Carolina Reaper flakes with sugar, butter, and heavy cream for an exquisite topping that you can drizzle over fruit, ice cream, brownies or any other treat for an exquisite flavor combination!
Create a tasty spicy-sweet glaze for chicken wings by mixing pureed Carolina Reaper whole pods with molasses, honey, and roasted garlic – an ideal sauce to top tacos, wings or barbecued ribs.
Use this luscious pepper-sweet sauce to dress salads and appetizers alike. Or give traditional deviled eggs a unique spin by mixing a pinch of powder into egg yolks, mayonnaise and mustard before pipetting back into whites for an unforgettable taste experience! Or add it as an ingredient of an aioli for dipping fries or sandwiches!