Wanna set your food on fire?
We use A LOT of dry spices mixes at home in our cooking. Over the years, we have purchased quite a few commercially-made spice mixes, and some have been better than others. In general, the spicier ones tend to be mostly one kind of spicy pepper (habanero) and are usually so freaking hot that it can obscure the flavor of any other ingredient. Well, we have been members of the ChileHead Mailing List for quite some time, even as lurkers, and tend to gloss over most of what comes across on a regular basis.
There was once a dried pepper spicy mix of some renown from one Calvin Donaghey from Abiline, TX, who sadly developed an allergy to chile and stopped making the stuff. Well, a member of the list (who goes by the mysterious initials JJK) has re-created Calvin’s Powder into a new 2.0 formulation. It is described as:
The ingredients on the original label include Habanero, Aji Amarillo, Rocoto, Hawaiian, Tepin, Cayenne, Numex, Serrano, Thai and Others. No additives or preservatives. We are making it the same way with the same chiles. Some say it is way hot, and others say it is just moderate. I say use in moderation.
For a mere $7, you can get yourself a four-ounce bag of this Calvin’s 2.0 amazing spice powder for your very own. For other resources related to chile peppers and growing them from seed, check out the Midwest Chileheads website as well.
Below is a picture of the actual powder you would get. We’ve saved our pennies to get some, so we suggest that you get some for yourself as well. In return, you get to help out a small business do better and you get some damn good spice powder. ORDER SOME!