Cooking with Carolina Reaper Chili

Carolina Reaper Peppers

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The Carolina Reaper is considered to be the world's hottest chili in the Scoville Scale, which measures heat and pungency in peppers. Think of bell peppers, they have 0 SHU (Scoville Heat Units). A common Serrano pepper goes from 8,000 to 22,000 SHU. Now, the Carolina Reaper, a crossbreed lab creation between two powerful peppers, has a SHU that surpasses the 2,000,000. Guinness Record since 2013 for the most powerful, a tiny piece of this pepper, obviously, goes a long way.

Although cooking with a Carolina Reaper can sound intimidating, spicy food fanatics have not only been brave enough to bite into the Reaper, but also love cooking with it. If you enjoy a good burn, then you'll love these recipes made with this nasty little delicious pepper. Get your latex gloves, protective glasses, and apron, and let's get cooking.