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Will one habanero ruin my soup?

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Will one habanero ruin my soup?

elizabeth3883 | Nov 15, 2009 12:45 PM

I make a chicken soup using the following general recipe:

sweat the following in olive oil:
1 - 2 onions
2 ribs celery
2 carrots
2 jalapenos
2 serrano peppers
1 poblano
1 red chili pepper (whatever I find that looks good)
pimentos
2 chipotle peppers
3 cloves garlic

add cumin, coriander, red pepper flakes, cayenne, paprika, oregano, etc. to taste

add:
1 28-oz can tomatoes
1 - 1.5 quarts chicken stock

simmer for a while, puree, then add:
2 29-oz. cans black beans
shredded chicken (I use 1 whole Latin-flavor rotisserie chicken)

I serve this over rice with a little bit of cheese.

I was feeling a little adventurous at the grocery store yesterday & bought a smallish habanero. Will it make the soup significantly more spicy? As you can see from the recipe, this makes a huge pot of soup.

I'm quite tolerant of spicy food, but I know habaneros are significantly hotter than other peppers and have never cooked with them. I don't want to ruin a whole pot of soup (especially with all the chopping involved).

Thanks!

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