I don’t consider myself a total wimp when it comes to spicy food. In fact I prefer food to be a bit on the zippy side. But I made a pizza for last night’s dinner that burned my fingers! I’m not talkin’ burnt from heat. The peppers made my fingers burn! And they still smarted this morning. Here’s how it all started:
I didn’t have a lot of topping stuff on hand last night, so I decided to load the piazza up with fresh jalapeños and the nacho style jarred variety. There is also fresh pineapple, onions, soyrizo, chopped tomatoes and cheese in there. so, I load it all up and slide into the hot oven.
It’s go time. Normally, I can eat three slices of my homemade pizza, no problem. Seriously, I could only make it through 2 slices, and that second one took me a while. I was savoring it, right? Actually, I had to let my mouth cool down in between bites. Can you believe Katie not only put crushed red pepper on her slices but also a TON of cayenne pepper!?! Ok, I put crushed red pepper on mine, too, out of habit. I really didn’t need to do that.
I noticed my hands were burning a bit all evening after dinner. At least I had the foresight to remove my contacts before concocting this blistering affair, but I still managed to rub my eyes during the course of the evening, causing a bit of pain there.
Leftovers for lunch today. Where are my food safety gloves?