Steve likes hot peppers.
Wait .....that's not quite right.
Steve LOVES hot peppers.
The hotter the better.
I decided to try a little experiment.
We grow yellow habaneros and chocolate ghost peppers. We have a tiny plant of Maruga Scorpion, but it's not producing yet. In any case, I didn't have enough of any one type of pepper to make sauce. I came up with another idea.
I took some Maruga Scorpions (from a friend), a yellow habanero, and a couple of jalapenos I purchased to make mango salsa.
I put the toaster oven out on the porch to avoid napalm-strength fumes in the house and in went the halved peppers. A slow 8-hour roast at 250°F and most came out nice and crisp. Sadly, only one of the jalapenos actually crisped.
What we ended up with is....
...one crisp jalapeno and a small bowl of Devil Dust. Think a really amped up chili pepper flake.
To say Steve is a happy man would be quite an understatement.