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Posted 12 February 2018 - 10:12 PM

I spent a considerable amount of time deployed out of Guam befire I transferred to shore duty, and I really grew to love the cuisine. One of my favorite local flavors is a sauce called Finadene. It's basically soy sauce, vinegar, onion and peppers, and it's poured over all sorts of stuff.
I've tried to recreate a lot of dishes for my wife, but the Finadene doesn't quite cut it. Being fairly new to the pepper game, I always used readily available peppers (serrano) from the supermarket. I'm pretty sure the ones they used in Guam were called Guam Boonie Peppers. I've got a couple buddies trying to hunt some seeds down while they are on the island before flying back, but they are likely to get sidetracked by the nightlife, and shall not be trusted!
If anyone knows of a reputable seller, or anyone wanting to trade, I have a fairly limited stock, but do have a few varieties.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 10:19 PM

I spent a considerable amount of time deployed out of Guam befire I transferred to shore duty, and I really grew to love the cuisine. One of my favorite local flavors is a sauce called Finadene. It's basically soy sauce, vinegar, onion and peppers, and it's poured over all sorts of stuff.
I've tried to recreate a lot of dishes for my wife, but the Finadene doesn't quite cut it. Being fairly new to the pepper game, I always used readily available peppers (serrano) from the supermarket. I'm pretty sure the ones they used in Guam were called Guam Boonie Peppers. I've got a couple buddies trying to hunt some seeds down while they are on the island before flying back, but they are likely to get sidetracked by the nightlife, and shall not be trusted!
If anyone knows of a reputable seller, or anyone wanting to trade, I have a fairly limited stock, but do have a few varieties.

 

Hello, I am located in Japan and go to Guam for work usually about 6 times a year. I too love to make Finadene. I dont have any seeds left but do have 3 plants going right now. next time i am in Guam i get you some seeds.



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Posted 12 February 2018 - 10:47 PM

https://www.buckeyep...com/gaum-boonie



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:16 AM

And that, my friends, is the magic of THP! :onfire:


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 05:02 AM

Y'all are the best. Not sure how I missed buckeye. Now to figure out how to grow more without the wife knowing...

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 05:05 AM

Also, thanks phator! I'm actually looking to get one going pretty quick for this growing season, but I appreciate the offer. Always nice to find others with an appreciation for Chamorro cuisine

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 07:07 PM

You are correct,no other species cuts it when making finadene Just about any C.frutescens will work though.  Boonie is just a generic word for a frutescens from the island,just like someone would say birdseye or cumari. There is another one that people grow in this community called Donne sali. It's considerably smaller and also called boonie by Guamanians. Another pepper you might have seen over there is donne ti'au. 



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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:05 PM

You are correct,no other species cuts it when making finadene Just about any C.frutescens will work though.  Boonie is just a generic word for a frutescens from the island,just like someone would say birdseye or cumari. There is another one that people grow in this community called Donne sali. It's considerably smaller and also called boonie by Guamanians. Another pepper you might have seen over there is donne ti'au. 

Really cool info, thanks! How does the taste of the Donne sali compare to the Guam boonie?

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:22 PM

Really cool info, thanks! How does the taste of the Donne sali compare to the Guam boonie?

 

Both are great in my opinion. I like the boonie because it is larger and juicier. Just wanted you to know that any frutescens will work for that sauce. I have a housefull of Guamanians so finadene is in the fridge at all times.



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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:34 PM

Funny story, my brother's girlfriend has family that lived in Guam for most of their life, and she grew up eating all sorts of Guamanian food. I didn't know this, and the first time we had her over for dinner, I made Kelaguen with Chammoran red rice and Finadene... luckily it was good enough that she didn't give me too much crap.




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