Super spicy Thai-style pork with peppers, onion, garlic, cilantro, and chili sauce

This started out pretty much the same as my regular recipe for Thai-style pork with green peppers, onions, garlic, cilantro, and chili sauce.

I had a couple soon-to-be-expiring serrano peppers. I thinly sliced them on the bias, seeds, ribs, and all and threw them in.

Now when you start coughing and your nose starts running while you're cooking, there's a pretty good chance you made something unusually spicy.

Serrano peppers range from 8,000 to 22,000 Scoville units, compared to 2,500 to 8,000 for a jalapeño. But a bird's eye (Thai chili pepper) is 50,000 to 225,000, so how bad could a couple serranos be?

Answer: hot. Not quite to uncontrollably sweating, but my mouth was on fire and my nose was running! And perhaps putting two in one serving might be the source of the problem.

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