Trinidad Perfume

23 Sep 1 Comment Tamara Culinary, Garden

Mid-September is the peak of pepper season for us, and the 15+ plants I put in the ground back in May are now weighted down with beautiful peppers and chiles in all shapes, sizes and colors.

 

 

We have purple jalapeños…

 

 

Yellow-green Jalor chiles…

 

 

Green-on-their-way-to-red California Wonder bell peppers…

 

 

Thai chiles…

 

 

Pasilla peppers…

 

 

Padrons…

 

 

And my favorite this year: Trinidad Perfume.

 

 

The Trinidad Perfumes are habanero look-alikes. They have the appearance and flavor of a habanero, without the heat. I love the way the orange tinkle-bells dangle underneath the plants, but I love the way they taste even more. I’ve been experimenting with them for the past few weeks and so far my favorite way to prepare them is stuffed with manchego, topped with a drizzle of olive oil and a grind of sea salt, and roasted in a 450 degree oven for ten minutes.

 

 

I’ve never seen these peppers at the farmers market so if you’d like to experience them, you will just have to come to an event at Reverie during pepper season next year.

 

 

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