Nigella Lawson Taught Us A Very Important Lesson In Chopping Chillies

Anna Lewis
·1-min read
Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

From Delish

Yes, we’re stuck at home AGAIN, but at least now we’re stuck at home with Nigella Lawson. Sort of…

Last night, Nigella’s new series, Cook, Eat, Repeat, premiered on BBC Two, and judging by the reaction on Twitter, everyone was positively thrilled to have Nigella back on their TV screens.

During the first episode of the six-part series (which has also promised us an hour-long Christmas special) Nigella not only made us insanely jealous of her leopard print chopping knife, but she also reminded us of a very, very, VERY important lesson for when chopping chillies.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

While making Fish Finger Bhorta (seems weird, but also 100% delicious), Nigella chopped red chillies, and when it came time to transfer the chillies from the chopping board to her pan, she did so by using two fish slices instead of her hands.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

While doing this, Nigella said: “I know this might seem like an odd way of conveying them, but it’s because I’m frightened of taking my [contact] lenses out later.”

So smart.

If you – like me – have ever had to take your contact lenses out after handling chillies, you’ll know that it’s up there with standing on a piece of LEGO or getting a paper cut from one of those perfume samples in a posh magazine in terms of pain levels.

So, remember guys: always take your contact lenses out before chopping or handling chillies, or do what Queen Nigella does: give those fish slices some purpose in life.

Photo credit: Giphy
Photo credit: Giphy

Nigella’s Cook, Eat, Repeat continues every Monday night at 8pm on BBC Two.

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