The threads can be used "as is", toasted or rehydrated. Because these threads are very pliable they can be used as a visually spectacular garnish and will provide a nice touch of heat. Gently toasting them in a dry skillet enhances the flavor. You'll only need to toast them over medium heat for about one minute. They can also be soaked for about 10-15 minutes in warm water.
We've used these threads in a variety of different cuisines where a little extra heat is needed including Korean, Mexican and Southwestern. Add to hors d'oeuvres, salads, soups or stir-fries. They can also be used as a garnish on kimchi.
You can also use these to make a chili vinegar. Add approximately 1 oz of the threads to a 1 cup glass jar and then fill the jar with your favorite vinegar, add a dash of salt, a pinch of sugar and tightly close the jar lid. Let the flavors marry for about 7 days at room temperature then strain. We like to transfer to an old hot sauce or soy sauce bottle and then refrigerate. Use in place of hot sauce.
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