The Trinidad scorpion pepper is a Capsicum chinense cultivar that is among the most piquant peppers in the world. It is indigenous to Trinidad and Tobago. It was named by Neil Smith from The Hippy Seed Company after he got the seeds originally from Butch Taylor (the owner of Zydeco Farms in Woodville/Crosby, Mississippi, and a hot sauce company) who is responsible for propagating the pepper’s seeds. The “scorpion” peppers are referred to as such because the pointed end of the pepper is said to resemble a scorpion’s stinger.
The Trinidad scorpion ‘Butch T’ pepper was, for three years, ranked the most pungent (“hot”) pepper in the world according to Guinness World Records. A laboratory test conducted in March 2011 measured a specimen at 1,463,700 Scoville heat units, officially ranking it the hottest pepper in the world at that time. One possible secret to the chili’s heat, according to a cultivator of the pepper, is fertilizing the soil with the liquid runoff of a worm farm. In August 2013, Guinness World Records recognized the Carolina Reaper as the hottest pepper in the world, at 1,569,300 SHU.
Where can you find the Trinidad Scorpion “Butch T” Pepper?
These peppers, fresh or dried, are very hard to come by… This may be an excellent time for you to try growing one of these rarest and very dangerous peppers in the garden or on the balcony!
Trinidad Scorpion “Butch T” Pepper Recipes
These are very few recipes out there specifically for the Trinidad scorpion ‘Butch T’ pepper, but you can really add a bit of any of your favourite peppers to almost any recipe including your own adaptations to other ingredients. I call this “Recipe Pimping” and I will dedicate a section of our blob especially for these new and improved recipes.
Check out our collection of “Pimped” recipes!
Trinidad Scorpion “Butch T” Pepper Sauces
There are a few sauces out there specifically for the Trinidad scorpion ‘Butch T’ pepper and one Amazon with the 7 Pot Primo that look interesting.
|Exhorresco 7 Pot @Amazon US||Ashes 2 Ashes 7 Pot Primo @Amazon US||Reapercussion 7 Pot Primo @Amazon US||Hellfire Fiery Fool @Amazon UK|
Trinidad Scorpion “Butch T” Pepper Specialty Products
Again…not a lot out there, but here are a few…looks like we need to start making our own specialty products, which probably means we first need to grow them! This leads to the next section below…
|Katie’s 7 Pot Primo Powder @Amazon US||7 Pot Primo Spicy Beef Jerky @Amazon US||Mikey V’s 7-Pot Primo Salsa @Amazon US|
Trinidad Scorpion “Butch T” Pepper Seeds
There is nothing like growing your own 7 Pot Primo pepper bombs!
|7 Pot Primo Pepper Seeds @Amazon UK||7 Pot Primo Seeds @Amazon US|