In a nutshell: Lovely looking, fruity and extremely hot chilli from Madagascar that will add some fire to your food!
A good looking orange-red coloured, fruity and extremely hot chilli, Tsilanidimilahy roughly translated means “not even five men can handle it”! This chilli belongs to the habanero family and is considered to be one of its hottest members. Before drying, the seeds are removed in order to reduce the intensity of the heat. In Madagascar, where the food is rarely hot, Tsilanidimilahy is used in small quantities to perk up a wide variety of dishes. It is primarily used as a condiment with one popular recipe suggesting the following combination: Tsilanidimilahy, ginger, garlic and Kaffir lime zest with a little salt and oil.
Heat rating 9/10
About Épices de Cru
Épices de Cru began in 1982 as a catering partnership between Philippe and Ethné de Vienne. Their mission was a kind of “cooking pot anthropology:” learning the secrets of family cooking around the world and applying these techniques to the needs of hungry Montrealers. The secret, they learned, was spices. Over the last two decades, Philippe and Ethné have searched for the world’s best spices, accompanied by their children, Marika and Arik. The de Viennes believe in direct sourcing spices: visiting growing regions, spending time with growers, and developing personal relationships that last decades. In 2004, they officially opened their first spice shop in Montreal’s fantastic Jean Talon market– it’s since become a mecca for foodies from all over the world. I first visited in 2008 and have been buying and using their spices on a regular basis ever since that first exciting visit. They steadfastly maintain that they do nothing original, only facilitating the exchange of culinary common sense from one place to another. But, what they do is simply quite brilliant - by providing us with the finest quality ingredients, and their superb spice mixes, we can all experiment with unusual spices and recreate delicious recipes from around the world.
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