Pasta from Hell
 (Adapted from "The Thrill of the Grill" by Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby.)


Read First: The heat source here is the Scotch Bonnet chile pepper, widely accepted as the hottest commercially cultivated chile pepper in the world. Many of Chef Schlesinger’s customers think this dish is just a bit too much. But a handful of others, with sweat coming off the tops of their heads and eyes as big as saucers, claim that it's the best thing he’s ever created. The truth lies somewhere in the middle, and in fact the heat in this dish can be controlled by using far fewer peppers without impairing the flavor of the dish.





Serves 4

Drink Suggestion: Milk or Late Bottled Vintage Port





*Inner Beauty Hot Sauce is available at Dean and Deluca in New York City at 560 Broadway, Tel: (800) 221-7714. It is also available from Le Saucier in Boston, Tel: (800) EAT-SAUC.