Edible Chilli Flower Blossom Garnish

Edible

Chilli Flower Blossom

Garnish

 

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Having a beautiful garnish can lift the look of your dish from simple to down right mouth watering. I find using colourful and unique shapes can really make the food on the plate pop. And having an edible garnish such as a chilli flower blossom ticks all the right boxes. As this is such an easy to make garnish, that adds such an impact to the plate. You will find that I use it quite often. Also the fact that I love chilli is an added bonus too. Best of all its so easy to make and you won’t need any special tools. All you need is a very sharp thin knife. For best results I recommend using a box cutter. The only other thing you will need is a bowl of water.

Lets get this show on the road hey? LETS!!

THE SHOPPING LIST

1.Chilli Pepper  (I’m using a large birds eye chill )

1. Cup of cold water in a bowl

THIS IS HOW WE DO IT

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Starting from the top, just below the stem of the chilli. Slice down lengthwise to split it in half. (Ensure you do not cut through the stem at the top as this will hold your flower together)

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Turn the chilli around 90 Degrees and repeat the first step again

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You should now have 4 petals

(if you would like to remove the seeds and membrane now is the time to do so. I prefer to keep them in as it will give you flower a more realistic look)

At this stage, split each of the 4 petals in half again so you end up with 8 petals

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Now place the chilli in the water and let sit for about 20mins and watch it blossom

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There it is peoples an Edible Chilli Flower Blossom Garnish   

HOW EASY WAS THAT!!!

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