Begin by cutting a circle around the stem of the pepper.
Carefully pull out the stem and ribs.
Remove the remaining ribs by scraping with a spoon.
Wash the pepper in cold running water to remove any remaining seeds.
Cherry Tomato Flower Garnish
Place tomato stem side up on cutting board.
Slice tomato down the center but do not cut completely through. Resembling a cross, slice the tomato again, careful not to cut completely through.
Slice off the stem of a whole, clean, mushroom. With a small teaspoon (1/8 or 1/4 teaspoon), or small melon baller, scoop out the inside of the mushroom. Fill with prepared stuffing or favorite dip.
When working with hot chile peppers use caution not to place hands or fingers around the eyes, mouth or other areas of the body that may be painfully affected by the capsaicin substance contained within the chiles that easily rubs off onto the hands.
A type of cherry that has been colored red or green and is soaked in flavored sugar syrup. Maraschino cherries are available as either a bright red cherry that has an almond flavor or a bright green cherry with mint flavoring.