Last night I stuffed some Jalapenos with shrimp and cream cheese for the grill (along with wrapping some shrimp in bacon and having a nice ribeye
). This was not the first time, but it is
the first time I experienced burning lips, coughing and throat irritation.... apparently from cutting the peppers open and cleaning the seeds out. Under running water I might add. I cut the slit on a board and used my fingers to scoop the seeds out under the faucet like I always do, one at a time. Being very careful to get them done and wash my hands immediately.
Well today my scooping fingers have a slight tingle them, almost like they're asleep, and if I rub my eyes my eyes burn just a little, but it goes away after a few minutes. This is one shower, a dog bath and at least a dozen handwashs later!
Were these some kind of nuclear jalapenos? They tasted like they had just a tad more bite, but this lasting effect on my hands is driving me nuts. I've never had this happen before.