If only I knew what Okies yelled when their oil wells struck black gold, I would have shouted it across my quarter acre when I saw this turgid specimen of waxy banana pepper emerge from the clover-choked weed bed of my garden.
So far, this lone pepper represents the bulk of the 2009 Fox Farm yield. Short of stuffing it and mounting it on the wall, what should I do with it? It's already starting to wither a little inside its skin, so waiting until the rest of the crop (Ha!) comes in to pickle or otherwise preserve it is not really in the cards.
Say I were Thomas Keller, and this pepper were a rabbit I had slaughtered with my own hands, how could I best prepare it to honor its short life and dogged perseverance?