Make sure to wear latex gloves. Slice the peppers in half lengthwise. Leave the seeds in the pepper if you want the dish to be very hot. If you'd like a more mild/hot flavor- strip the seeds out of the pepper cavity and rinse the pepper with water and then mince, slice or dice the pepper. Be careful not to touch your face or eyes with the gloves. When finished, remove the gloves and dispose. Wash hands with cold water so it doesn't open up your pores. Clean the cutting board and knife well so all heat is removed.