Not only can seeding a chilli pepper be difficult, but it can also make your skin burn if you’re not careful. This scooping method makes removing the seeds easy and safe.
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If you get a hot pepper’s seeds and membranes on your fingers, that can lead to spreading the burn to more of your skin or into your eyes. To avoid that, Sarah Jampel at Food52 recommends seeding your peppers with a very small sugar or cocktail spoon. Cut off the top of the pepper, insert the spoon as far as you can, and rotate it to loosen up everything inside. Then just carefully scoop it out. Other methods for seeding hot peppers force you to cut along the length of the pepper, but with this technique you can keep it whole if you like. Read more at the link below.