problems w jalepenos

I love spicey food.  I like my pho hot, I like my mexican food spicey, I like to put la-jiao on my lo mein.  I like my Ethiopian food hot – I just like hot food! 

There is, however, a draw back that keeps coming back to bite me _ almost literally.  Whenever I cut or break apart jalepenos (for whatever purpose), the spiciness gets on my fingers & then anything my fingers touch.  Don’t even think of rubbing your eyes or picking your nose.  Which brings me to the reason for this blog.  I saw a recipe in this week’s food section in the newspaper for mexican brisket.  The recipe includes chopped up jalepeno & since I made this about 30min ago, I’m having some bad issues – my lips are burning & even though I didn’t pick my nose, somehow, my nose is burning.  I already reminded myself before the chopping about the dangers of jalepeno infestation, so I can’t figure out why I’m having this problem now. 

I can’t bring myself to use rubber gloves in my kitchen – I’m not a professional chef nor is my kitchen a restaurant.  Benji is sitting here telling me to make jalepeno cake for me.  :/  Any suggestions?  I’ve even thought of trying to snort milk, but I can’t bring myself to do this yet.  Advice anyone? 


2 thoughts on “problems w jalepenos

  1. i use jalapenos a lot for salsa and szechuan beef and never use rubber gloves. i just wash my hands… a lot. it doesn’t get rid of it completely, but the burning isn’t as intense. 🙂

  2. Good plan. Just to let you know, I think the jalepeno I cut up over the weekend must have been super-amped bc my fingers still have a little tingly spicey feeling on them & its MON MORNING!!!

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