Food Porn: Dynamite Recipe

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dynamite recipe
Good day lovelies! 

 Last time, I shared a quick and easy appetizer / snack which I hope you all enjoyed. For today I will be sharing another quick and easy appetizer / snack that is popular locally for its explosive flavor. We call this dish, Dynamite. Hmmm, guess why it's call dynamite. 😉 It's main ingredient is basically stuffed green chili pepper.

Benefits of chili peppers (may be skipped). 
Known for their hot flavor, chili peppers are actually the fruits of Capsicum pepper plants. Although chili peppers are mainly used as a spice, it contains impressive ingredients of plant-derived chemical compounds, which makes it helpful in promoting health and preventing diseases. They are a good source of various vitamins and minerals but since they are eaten in small amounts, their contribution to the daily intake is very small.

Chili peppers have very significant amount of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant which is  also essential for the collagen synthesis inside our body. Collagen is a protein necessary for maintaining the health of blood vessels, skin, organs, and bones. Thus, Vitamin C helps promote wound healing, prevent scurvy (a gum disease) and boost immune function. 

Chili peppers are also rich in B-complex vitamins such as Niacin, Riboflavin, Thiamin (VitaminB1) and Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) which are relevant in energy metabolism, Vitamin K1 (Phylloquinone) which is necessary for healthy bones and kidneys and helps promote blood clotting, Vitamin A, Magnesium, Iron, Manganese, and Potassium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Chili peppers also contain Copper which is another essential mineral that has antioxidant properties and promotes healthy bones and neurons. They are also said to be high in Lutein which studies suggest can help improve eye health.

The main compound in chili peppers, capsaicin, is the one responsible for giving them their strong spicy character and unique properties. Studies suggest that capsaicin has anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, pain-relief (analgesic) and anti-diabetic properties. It also found to reduce LDL cholesterol levels in obese individuals. It is also used in formulations of ointments, rubs and tinctures because of its astringent, counter-irritant and analgesic properties. These formulations have been effectively used in the alleviation of arthritic pain,  sore muscles, etc.
References: link1 and link2

Now, there are variations in making Dynamite. You can add ground meat and some veggies but for now I will share the easiest way of making one. So enough talk and let's start cooking!

Ingredients:
green chili peppers (depending how many you want)
spring/egg roll wrapper
cheese (I used Mozzarella)
2 cups of vegetable oil (I used Canola oil)

*Optional: Dip
equal parts of sweet chili sauce and mayonnaise
(I used 5tbsp sweet chili sauce and 5tbsp mayonnaise)

dynamite recipe

Procedure:
1. Wash the chili peppers thoroughly.
2. Slit the middle of the chili pepper and remove the seeds. Place it under running water to completely remove the seeds.
3. Stuff the cheese inside the chili pepper like so:
 dynamite recipe
 4. Then start wrapping the chili peppers. Roll it once then fold the bottom depending on the size of the chili, then continue rolling it. Once you reach the end, seal the wrapper by wetting it with water using a brush, spoon or your finger.
dynamite recipe
5. Repeat step4 until you finish wrapping all the chili peppers.
 dynamite recipe
6. Pour the oil in a pan and heat it over medium heat (I used 120 C). Place the sticks on the hot oil and fry for about 30 seconds or until brown then flip it for another 30 seconds or until brown.
7. Remove from the pan and place over a plate with napkin to remove excess oil.
*For the dip: mix the mayonnaise and sweet chili sauce in a sauce bowl.

Serve and enjoy!
dynamite recipe

I believe  that cooking is a personal experience. I personally do not measure the ingredients most of the time and just rely on my taste when adding flavors. Therefore, you can follow these steps or you can be creative and use  ingredients you want.

Hope you like this post. Let me know if you've tried this recipe or my previous recipe. 

Have a great day everyone!






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2 comments

  1. This looks like a dream come true. My kitchen is being renovated at the moment so I can't cook but I would love to make these!

    http://fourcatsplusus.co.uk - Amy x

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    1. They're very easy to make too. Nice appetizer when you have guests :)

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