Uncle Nick’s Onions and Hot Chili Peppers

Finger Hot is the commercial name for this asian-type pepper that is actually very similar to fresh cayenne and can be used in any recipe to add heat without changing the flavor. It is a good chile to chop and use in stir fry.

They are thin-walled and measure about 1/2″ wide and 5″ to 8″ long. These chiles also dry very nicely.

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1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 onions, julienned
2 cloves fresh garlic, sliced
8 finger hot chiles, stemmed and quartered
4 oz. red wine
salt to taste

1. In a saute pan over medium heat, saute the onion, garlic and chiles in oil until the onion is golden, approximately 8 minutes. Add the wine and cook until all the liquid has evaporated.

2. Remove the onion, garlic and chiles from the pan and place in a serving dish.

The salsa will keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. It is great alone or with sandwiches, pasta, rice or salads.
Yields 4 servings.

Recipe from Chile Pepper Magazine.