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Malagueta Chilis = Hot Honey
« on: August 26, 2013, 06:58:08 PM »
While looking into purchasing Mike's Hot Honey, I did some homework and believe that he uses pickled malagueta chilis from Brazil. I bought some plants online and have been picking them as they have matured. These tabasco style peppers come in at 60,000-100,000 Scoville units. I've been freezing them in preparation of buying a few pounds of raw honey in an attempt to make my own HOT honey

Here's the latest batch. I left a penny on top for scale.

One of my favorite things about these peppers is the pedicel on top of the fruit...Looks like the top of a Sriracha bottle.
« Last Edit: August 26, 2013, 09:45:56 PM by Mmmph »
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Re: Malgueta Chilis = Hot Honey
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2013, 07:09:10 PM »
I've known Mike's recipe for a while, but have refrained from saying anything because he seemed like a nice guy and I didn't want to take business away from him by helping people make it themselves. For what it's worth, though, he did make it pretty easy for anyone to guess.

Mmmph, since you're going to be cooking this anyway, you don't need to spend the extra money on raw honey.  Also, while frozen malaguetas might make an excellent hot honey, I think if you're looking for something similar to Mike's, I'd stick to pickled malaguetas as the flavor will be different from the fresh chiles.
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Re: Malgueta Chilis = Hot Honey
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2013, 07:45:48 PM »
Oh, I'll absolutely pickle them all, Scott...once the season is over. I want a product like Mike's.

They're all vacuum sealed and frozen right now.

I have about 3lb of peppers on ice. I expect to harvest at least another pound.

I love my vacuum sealer.
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2013, 09:44:15 PM »
I've known Mike's recipe for a while, but have refrained from saying anything because he seemed like a nice guy and I didn't want to take business away from him by helping people make it themselves. For what it's worth, though, he did make it pretty easy for anyone to guess.

Mmmph, since you're going to be cooking this anyway, you don't need to spend the extra money on raw honey.  Also, while frozen malaguetas might make an excellent hot honey, I think if you're looking for something similar to Mike's, I'd stick to pickled malaguetas as the flavor will be different from the fresh chiles.

Are you telling us that he personally gave you the recipe with strict instructions not to share with other people? Tease!   :-D

Fwiw it's pretty easy to deduce the ingredients from watching the Food Curated video from a few years back. Ratios of ingredients...not so much.
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2013, 09:57:02 PM »
Are you telling us that he personally gave you the recipe with strict instructions not to share with other people?

No, like Mmmph, I figured out the ingredients and the ratios from the video- and, while it isn't easy, you can deduct ratios from the video. The only thing I'm not sure about is the time he cooks it for.  I don't think it's long, though, and shouldn't take much trial and error to figure out.

The pickled maleguetas aren't easy to track down, and, while they can be purchased online, the shipping tends to be a bit cost prohibitive, so most people won't make it anyway.

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Re: Malagueta Chilis = Hot Honey
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2013, 10:19:46 PM »
While looking into purchasing Mike's Hot Honey, I did some homework and believe that he uses pickled malagueta chilis from Brazil. I bought some plants online and have been picking them as they have matured. These tabasco style peppers come in at 60,000-100,000 Scoville units. I've been freezing them in preparation of buying a few pounds of raw honey in an attempt to make my own HOT honey

Here's the latest batch. I left a penny on top for scale.

One of my favorite things about these peppers is the pedicel on top of the fruit...Looks like the top of a Sriracha bottle.

Love malaguetas. I prefer them whole, in oil (lightly seasoned with salt and garlic). I never got into malaguetas in cachaça (sugarcane rum), or vinegar. Besides killing the flavor, it seems to weaken the potency.
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Re: Malagueta Chilis = Hot Honey
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2013, 10:48:36 PM »
While looking into purchasing Mike's Hot Honey, I did some homework and believe that he uses pickled malagueta chilis from Brazil. I bought some plants online and have been picking them as they have matured. These tabasco style peppers come in at 60,000-100,000 Scoville units. I've been freezing them in preparation of buying a few pounds of raw honey in an attempt to make my own HOT honey

Here's the latest batch. I left a penny on top for scale.

One of my favorite things about these peppers is the pedicel on top of the fruit...Looks like the top of a Sriracha bottle.

Those are about 4x Serrano heat then? Can't wait to try that stuff!! Hint. hint! :drool:

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Re: Malagueta Chilis = Hot Honey
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2013, 09:03:03 AM »
Those are about 4x Serrano heat then? Can't wait to try that stuff!! Hint. hint! :drool:



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Re: Malagueta Chilis = Hot Honey
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2013, 12:41:46 PM »
One quart of homegrown malagueta peppers in white vinegar and sea salt.

I'll give'm a month, then it's Hot Honey time!
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Re: Malagueta Chilis = Hot Honey
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2013, 04:46:16 PM »
So I'm assuming that you want to pickle prior to adding to honey?

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Re: Malagueta Chilis = Hot Honey
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2013, 05:26:12 PM »
So I'm assuming that you want to pickle prior to adding to honey?

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Oh, yeah...Mike's Hot Honey uses imported pickled peppers.
I'll be using domestic pickled peppers.
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Re: Malagueta Chilis = Hot Honey
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2013, 07:56:28 PM »
Oh, yeah...Mike's Hot Honey uses imported pickled peppers.
I'll be using domestic pickled peppers.

How many pecks of those pickled peppers you planning? :)
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Re: Malagueta Chilis = Hot Honey
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2013, 09:28:12 PM »
Only had two plants. They're picked clean, so what you see is what I got.  Based on the video Mike made, and the screen caps I have, I'm guessing one gallon of honey should be added to this amount of pepper mash.

Check this out;
http://foodcurated.com/2011/05/this-sweetspicy-condiment-will-change-your-life-mikes-hot-honey/

I'll drain the peppers, drop them in the blender and re-add just enough vinegar to allow the peppers to whiz up into a mash. I'll add that to the honey on the stovetop.  I'm guessing, I'll need to heat it up 140F-170F and hold it there for a while, stirring some. T hen pour/strain it through my fine-mesh chinois.
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Re: Malagueta Chilis = Hot Honey
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2013, 01:00:12 PM »
Enough about the honey, That Liza is about as hot as it gets!

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Re: Malagueta Chilis = Hot Honey
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2013, 01:08:20 PM »
15lb of local clover honey
1lb pckled homegrown Malagueta peppers
4 oz of pickling liquid to help grind the peppers into mash

Pour mash into big stainless steel pot.
Add honey
Bring up to 200F, stirring regularly.
Let sit for 90 min.
Strain through fine mesh chinois.
Ladle into bottles.
Voilà!

Nineteen 8oz bottles of chili infused honey.

Tastes...Mmmm, good
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Re: Malagueta Chilis = Hot Honey
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2013, 01:35:20 PM »
Good work, and with Christmas right around the corner, they'd make the perfect stocking stuffer.
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Re: Malagueta Chilis = Hot Honey
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2013, 01:36:18 PM »
Awesome!
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Re: Malagueta Chilis = Hot Honey
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2013, 02:16:24 PM »
very nice!

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Re: Malagueta Chilis = Hot Honey
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2013, 03:05:36 PM »
That is a nice looking batch of hot honey you got there!

How's the taste compared to Mike's?
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Re: Malagueta Chilis = Hot Honey
« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2013, 03:44:51 PM »
That is a nice looking batch of hot honey you got there!

How's the taste compared to Mike's?

Same, but quite a bit mo'hotta.
You could cut this 100% with fresh honey, and it would still be quite hot.
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