How do you use the food additive oleoresin capsicum? How to enhance its spiciness?
I made a few attempts with 1-2 drops per person in dishes already spiced with lots of chillies. However, the additive seems to cause more stomach pains than heat in the mouth...
I have tried:
- Mixing the few drops in a very thick base sauce and then add it to the rest of a more liquid (watery) sauce.
- Mixing a few drops in oil. They mix quite well, but not entirely. Then put the oil in the dish.
My guess is that the oleoresin does not dilute or dissolve well in the dish and stays confined in fat globules, so that they go straight through the stomach without interacting much with the mouth.