Iceland is launching the hottest supermarket burger out there with its Carolina Reaper Quarter Pounders.
The frozen supermarket chain is on hand to serve up the spice once again - the beef burgers have been blended with the world's hottest chilli pepper, rather than topped with spice which according to Head Chef, David Lennox, intensifies the taste of chilli within the meat.
The burgers are on sale for £2.50 and if customers think they can handle the heat, Iceland have also launched Carolina Reaper Chilli Chicken Wings (£3, 900g) in time for the al fresco dining season.
Fans of spicy food have previously praised the supermarket's Carolina Reaper range, which includes Carolina Reaper Chicken Breast Fillet Strips (£3, 540g) and Carolina Reaper Chicken Breast Fillet Chunks (£3, 500g).
The Carolina Reaper was first created in 2013 and gained an instant reputation around the globe for its blazing heat of up to 2.2 million Scoville Units. It remains the hottest chilli in the world.
Speaking about the wings last year, Iceland said: "BEWARE: These chicken wings are not to be taken lightly, they are seriously hot and should only be consumed under adult supervision.
"We would recommend having a pot of cooling yoghurt, a pint of milk, latex gloves, protective goggles and maybe even a fire extinguisher close to hand."
According to Guinness World Records, the Carolina Reaper chilli rates an average of 1,641,183 Scoville Heat Units - so at least you're not having to eat one whole, eh?
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Our Scarily Spicy range is made using Carolina Reaper, aka the HOTTEST chilli pepper in the world for extra sizzle :hot_pepper:️:fire:
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If of course you'd rather spend some time making your own burgers (we are in lockdown after all), Australian restaurant Mary's - and its co-founder Jake Smyth - has been kind enough to show us its burger recipe, with an added twist.
According to Jake, you'll need to grab the following from your supermarket:
Now for the method. It's best to get the Frank's RedHot butter sauce done first so that you can use it on the cheese when you need to.
To create this tantalising sauce, you have to do the following:
And now for the burger itself:
That's all you need to recreate the Mary's burger in your very own home with a cheeky, spicy addition.
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