Bullfighting a chili is like awaken the brave of the spicy. There are two ways to have a serrano pepper or a toreado jalapeño. In one of them you eat raw already bitten and in the other is roast with a little oil and seasoned, This is how it is usually offered in restaurants, including oriental ones.
To eat a raw toreado chili, gently smash with your hands and it rolls with the palm, so that the seeds and veins inside release the itch they contain and make it more spicy. It is set aside on the plate and eaten alternately with food, explains the Encyclopedic Dictionary of Mexican Gastronomy.
The other way is skip them, alone or with onion, lemon juice is added and seasoned. In the Chinese or Japanese restaurants they also serve toreado chilies to which they add a little soy sauce. We will teach you how to make this second version, it is very simple and they are ideal to accompany many of your dishes.
- 10 Serrano peppers halved
- 1 onion filleted
- 1 lemon juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Soy sauce to taste 4 tablespoons
- Brown the chiles
- Add the onion and sauté for 4 minutes.
- Pour in the soy sauce and lemon juice.
- Cook for 4 more minutes and enjoy!
Do you know why it gives you pleasure to enjoy spicy?
Consuming spicy stimulates the release of endorphins, brain substances that produce a sensation of pleasure.
Chili helps to increase serotonin levels in the brain, called the happy chemical, because it contributes to well-being and happiness. The hotter the chili, the better the feeling of well-being it causes.
Consuming chili in addition to being pleasant, has health benefits that you probably were unaware of. Studies reveal that chili has analgesic, antiulcer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune-strengthening properties.
The consumption of chili pepper does not cause gastrointestinal diseases as has long been believed as a result of studies conducted decades ago in people who already suffered from gastrointestinal conditions, such as ulcers.
To know more see: Why is eating chili good for your health?