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(33,165 posts)
Thu Oct 5, 2023, 08:56 PM Oct 2023

When I eat a hot pepper, I mitigate the burn with

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When I eat a hot pepper, I mitigate the burn with (Original Post) Ptah Oct 2023 OP
does yogurt count as sour cream? DBoon Oct 2023 #1
I'll add yogurt to the choices. Ptah Oct 2023 #2
You left out avocado, works wonders tastes good TexLaProgressive Oct 2023 #3
Mitigate the hot spices burn from a hot pepper with an even hotter pepper. magicarpet Oct 2023 #4
I avoid food that HURTS me Skittles Oct 2023 #5
Yes. Why would one eat something that requires relief? TreasonousBastard Oct 2023 #9
when I first came to Texas Skittles Oct 2023 #11
Me too. Sometimes my peppers are hotter than I like. Ptah Oct 2023 #12
Cranberry juice. Works amazingly well. Scrivener7 Oct 2023 #6
Yogurt Effete Snob Oct 2023 #7
Cucumber sounds like the ideal remedy. Thanks, Effete Snob. Ptah Oct 2023 #13
Tzatziki! electric_blue68 Oct 2023 #16
There is a tzatziki-raita continuum Effete Snob Oct 2023 #20
You forgot Ice Cream RainCaster Oct 2023 #8
Why would I mitigate it? It's part of the experience... RockRaven Oct 2023 #10
Lots of cursing. Solly Mack Oct 2023 #14
...pre-emptive mitigation. (I.e. not eating it in the first place.) petronius Oct 2023 #15
Ha! Yup. electric_blue68 Oct 2023 #17
This. n/t Different Drummer Oct 2023 #28
I like the mild heat ones - anchos, poblano.... electric_blue68 Oct 2023 #18
Ah Janis from "Cheap Thrills" thanks R. Crumb justaprogressive Oct 2023 #19
For myself, ANY hot (spicy) food Pharlo Oct 2023 #21
More hot pepper Attilatheblond Oct 2023 #22
buttered corn tortilla works very well. yellowdogintexas Oct 2023 #23
My Solution Is Not On Your List ProfessorGAC Oct 2023 #24
There's a reason it helps to splash milk in your face after being tear gassed. Gidney N Cloyd Oct 2023 #25
cheese and tortilla or bread Kali Oct 2023 #26
This message was self-deleted by its author Different Drummer Oct 2023 #27
Guac. (n/t) Iggo Oct 2023 #29


(14,994 posts)
4. Mitigate the hot spices burn from a hot pepper with an even hotter pepper.
Thu Oct 5, 2023, 09:20 PM
Oct 2023

That way you no longer focus on the first hot pepper because all your attention is on the second hotter pepper.

You can keep doing this to infinity provided you can locate a hotter pepper on the Scoville Scale measuring the hotness of hot peppers.

See the Scoville Scale at link below, with pictures of various hot peppers and hot potency and country of source.



(154,702 posts)
11. when I first came to Texas
Thu Oct 5, 2023, 09:55 PM
Oct 2023

I ate a jalapeno in a restaurant, and I couldn't breathe.....it hurt so bad and I couldn't get a breath - an off-duty fireman was dining nearby and he came over, thumped my back to prompt a breath and got me some milk....NEVER AGAIN I said, NOPE


Effete Snob

(8,387 posts)
7. Yogurt
Thu Oct 5, 2023, 09:49 PM
Oct 2023

Mix in some grated cucumber and dill weed and you have my signature sneaky tzatziki. Throw in some cumin and grated carrot and you have all right it’s all raita.


(15,777 posts)
16. Tzatziki!
Fri Oct 6, 2023, 08:26 AM
Oct 2023

Half 2nd Gen Greek-American here. 😄
But wait... no garlic?
Love it, though prefer without the dill.

Like raita, too. (Loooove Indian food)


Effete Snob

(8,387 posts)
20. There is a tzatziki-raita continuum
Fri Oct 6, 2023, 09:58 AM
Oct 2023

Indian yogurt isn't strained the way Greek yogurt is, but it's interesting to make raita with Greek yogurt and tzatziki with Indian yogurt.


(15,777 posts)
18. I like the mild heat ones - anchos, poblano....
Fri Oct 6, 2023, 08:40 AM
Oct 2023

I can take a bit of jalepenos but I don't like the taste (vs the heat)

I can take a sprinkling of canyene which is a bit unusual bc it's so much stronger I like the taste.

And what ever the Chinese restaurant puts in for General Tai's chicken.

I just saw one on a Scoville chart (low heat) called "tangerine dream" how adorable. Small thinnish light orange color (natch)


(2,306 posts)
19. Ah Janis from "Cheap Thrills" thanks R. Crumb
Fri Oct 6, 2023, 08:53 AM
Oct 2023

I Don't. I enjoy every second of it!

My face flushes, I break out in a sweat,

and then The Endorphins Kick In!"

Pure pleasure


(1,825 posts)
21. For myself, ANY hot (spicy) food
Fri Oct 6, 2023, 11:39 AM
Oct 2023

must be accompanied with a corn flour tortilla. A hold over from my trip to Mexico decades ago.


(22,464 posts)
23. buttered corn tortilla works very well.
Fri Oct 6, 2023, 07:47 PM
Oct 2023

or a good mouthful of rice.

We generally eat fire here in our house, I love hot food.
The Mexican food around here is not particularly spicy on its own, but the salsa that comes with the chips can be a bit on the wild side.

Jalapenos can vary widely in their heat levels.

Nice to see Rob make an appearance in the vote by the way

Gidney N Cloyd

(19,847 posts)
25. There's a reason it helps to splash milk in your face after being tear gassed.
Fri Oct 6, 2023, 10:46 PM
Oct 2023

I don't know what it is, but there must be a reason.


(55,233 posts)
26. cheese and tortilla or bread
Fri Oct 6, 2023, 11:58 PM
Oct 2023

mostly just suffer through it. we can carry on about chiles like some people discuss wine.

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