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Tuesday, February 20, 2007


While making a spicy Thai Tuna salad last night...

(1 can tuna, 3 tablespoons fish sauce, 1 tablespoon sugar, 3 tablespoons lime or lemon juice, 2 chopped green onions, 1 teaspoon minced fresh chili pepper, 1 small chopped shallot, chopped fresh cilantro, 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger, mix well, serve with crackers, or wrap in lettuce)

...I managed to rub my eyes with fingers saturated in serrano chili pepper oils. Good news: I didn't go blind. Bad news: my eyeballs were on fire for a few hours. Next time, gloves. Or get someone else to chop the peppers.


Louisa said...

One time I chopped a bunch of habanero peppers without gloves, and I didn't sleep a wink that night.

SeaJohnCook said...

Good news again...usually one only does it once... rubbing eyes or lips after working with chilies...I think it was in the film "Woman on Top" the suggestion was offered to rub your hands with oil before working with the chilies.