There is a veggie fairy in my office leaving garden goodies in our lunchroom for anyone to take. Yesterday it was banana peppers. Well, at least I thought they were banana peppers.
A friend recommended we try stuffing them with cream cheese, mozzerella and pepperoni then grill them. The red ones were delicious. The greener ones burned like the dickens. Even the skin on my hands burned all evening from cutting the peppers. I had trouble taking my contacts out and had to wear my glasses the next day.
Both Aaron and I can handle spicy hot foods, but this was off the charts. Banana peppers? "Banana" suggest mildness in my book. What were these?!
I will try this recipe again, but I will be looking for a pepper that won't cause me bodily harm.