16 oz jar
- Seattle, WA
Hungarian Goathorn Peppers in sweet brine of vinegar, sugar, garlic, maple syrup, fennel seed and salt. Simple, hand made, these are so fun to eat. Add them to any sandwich or with cheese, the addition of the vinegar makes for the right punch! Not hot when cold, they are more spicy than hot.
about the producer
From Abruzzi, Italy to Youngstown, Ohio and then to the Yakima Valley in Eastern Washington comes a recipe that has moved with the people. At the core of this condiment is the Hungarian Hot Wax, known as the Goathorn Pepper. It took a young man who moved to Seattle who learned early on that his one jar allotment from his Mom every year was not enough to satisfy his cravings. If he wanted to share with his friends, he needed to make it himself.
In 1992 he did just that. In the basement kitchen of the Seattle Unitarian Church the first batch was born. Over the years Mama Lil's has transformed from the Church Kitchen, to a robust food service business, serving hundreds of hot dog joints and fancy dancy eateries. Mama Lil's classic Peppa's should be a staple to any kitchen arsenal.
The Goathorn pepper grows best in the Yakima Valley, where the ashen enriched soil, arid climate, and the cold nights during harvest creates a firm, natural-sugaring orange and red chile pepper. It's this sweetening that gives this spicy condiment its universal charm. This pickled pepper plays well with almost every dish!
Picking and pickling all in the same day keeps the commercial tasting flavors away. Pickling for as long as needed and then drained for the same, creates a product that is just as it was in the Church Kitchen almost a decade ago.