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Lipstick Chile Peppers
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This item was last sold on : 09/24/11
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Lipstick peppers are available during late summer into fall.
Lipstick Chile peppers are a member of the Grossum pepper group within the Capsicum annuum family. Capsicum annuum is a genus of plants within the notorious Solanaceae (nightshade) family. Though classified as a sweet pepper, Lipstick peppers contain capsaicin, a lipophilic chemical that can produce a burning sensation in the mouth. The amount of capsaicin is highly variable, given that all types of peppers have varied amounts of perceived heat. In the case of Lipstick peppers, the capsaicin effect is diluted by the level of sugars in the fruit.
Lipstick Chile peppers may have the initial appearance of a swollen Fresno chile, yet once past the superficial qualities, Lipstick Chile peppers are easily distinguished by their fruitiness and their sweetness. This sweetness can only be best achieved at the fruit's peak ripeness when it is glossy red, succulent and firm. The Lipstick Chile pepper is about 2-3 inches at maturity, its cavity mostly hollow, bearing a small cottony membrane with a handful of seeds.
Lipstick peppers are often associated with Spanish cuisine due to their Pimienton parentage. They can be used in place of any mild to medium heat chile, stuffed with cheese, vegetables and meats. Complimentary pairings include cheeses both fresh and aged, cream, beef, lamb, goat, pork, shellfish, corn, potatoes, tomatoes, garlic and beans. Their flavors are bright enough to stand up to bold, deep and rich flavors and spices such as cumin, paprika, oregano and cilantro. Lipstick Chile peppers can be blistered and utilized as a topping on burgers, chopped and added to salsas and marinated in olive oil and vinegar to be served as an appetizer alongside cured fish, meats and cheeses.
The three species of Capsicum, C. annuum, C. frutescens and C. chinense all evolved from a single common ancestor of wild peppers, which date back to 5000 B.C. Lipstick Chile peppers are descendants of pimiento varieties that are native to the Americas. Pimiento varieties have been cultivated by indigenous people of the tropical Americas centuries prior to appearance of European influence onto the New World continents.
Recipes that include Lipstick Chile Peppers. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Hunter Angler Gardener Cook||Preserving Peppers|
|Figments||Grilled White Nectarines, Lipstick Peppers, Soppressata with Fresh Ricotta, Basil, Rocolla & Lemon-Fennel-Chili Vinaigrette|
|Figs With Bri||Roasted Fairy Tale Eggplant and Sweet Lipstick Peppers|