I have some extra lumbre and gochu pods i sun dried. Ive been banging around the idea of a sauce. Probably heavy garlic, a little pear and possibly a dash of chipotle powder. Might need to kick up the heat a little with either ghost or reaper powder. Not to make it really hot but im not sure how mild these pods will be. Only shooting for cayenne sauce type heat levels.
Considering a ferment but i want to pasteurize these pods first just in case. I dont really have enough for a 2nd attempt if it gets an infection.
Ive got a few ripe jalas in the freezer too and of course i nearly always have a starter culture on hand if i wanted to go the ferment route. Im just a little concerned the pods will lose most of the nice smell they got from sun drying.