South Devon Chilli Farm - the hottest place in Devon
When you find a plant in the show tunnel that takes your fancy, pop to the plant nursery and buy your very own chilli plant, you never know this could be the start of your very own chilli farm.
If you take the children and fear they will be bored, there is a great little play area for them as well as colouring in, a trail and a quiz sheet. And while you're watching them, you can order food and drinks from the lovely little cafe - you can indulge in a cream tea served the traditional way or vamp it up a bit by adding chilli jam, (well you are in a chilli farm after all!). Enjoy a chilli hot chocloate or a bowl of chilli (slow cooked using local brisket) but remember chilli isn't all about heat and they cater for this very well so if you're wary about chilli heat you won't feel left out when the rest of the group are tucking into a bowl of nachos. You can sit inside the cafe or outside on the picnic benches enjying the view.
They also stock their own brand chilli chocolate in many flavours including mint, coffee, orange, fruit, and extreme (my son @kyleskitchen favourite!). They do have some shelves with carefully selected local products on too.
One sauce they stock is a thai sweet chilli so i'm using this to make some thai fish cakes, this is my recipe below:
400g fish - I use haddock, salmon and cod which I minced in a food mixer
1 egg - this helps to bind and helps it not to stick when frying
Pinch of salt - I use Cornish Sea Salt Company
As much coriander as you like
3 tablespoons of tinned sweetcorn
4 teaspoons of fish sauce
7 tablespoons of thai sauce
1 Thai finger chilli or birdseye - optional to add an extra kick
3 tablespoons flour to bind
The mixture will be really sticky but bear with it; put some flour on your work surface, take a a tablespoon of mixture and roll in the flour and shape into little round cakes. Shallow fry for a few minutes on both sides until cooked. Makes approx 8 - 10 thai fishcakes.
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If you're a food festival fanatic you will find them selling their wares all around the county so go say hello to Phil and his team, who do a fantastic job of having an attractive well stocked stall all with top notch stuff by a man who knows his chillies.
If you can't make it to a foodie event, there is a great display at Greendale Farm Shop!
Or visit their website to buy products online or to find out more or connect with them on social media:
Wigford Cross, Loddiswell, Kingsbridge TQ7 4DX
Open daily, all year round from 10am til 4:30pm (except during Christmas holidays).