Experts have identified the Trinidad moruga scorpion as the hottest pepper in the world. The golf ball-sized pepper scores the highest heats unit on the Scoville scale at over 1.3 million units. Capsaicin is what makes chilli hot. It reacts with the body’s sensory neurons and produces heat sensations. The capsaicin in this pepper is reputed to be so much that it could penetrate latex gloves and soak into the skin. Trinidad moruga scorpion peppers may vary in heat. Typically, hotter climates or less water will result in hotter peppers.
MAKING A HOMEMADE TRINIDAD MORUGA SCORPION PEPPER SAUCE
Before beginning, ensure you have on protective gloves as these peppers are extremely hot and no joking matter if they come in contact with the face. Proper ventilation is also paramount. To make this hot sauce you will need
- 25-30 Trinidad moruga scorpion peppers
- ½ cup cilantro, chopped
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup vinegar
- 10 cloves garlic
- ½ lemon
Chop them all up and place in a food processor or blender. Remove seeds from lemon and cut into pieces without removing the skin. Place all ingredients in the blender and set to pulse. Make sure to include the pepper seeds for maximum hotness. Transfer to a container and store for use.