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If a recipe calls for, simply, a "fresh red chile" would a fresno pepper work?

curiousaboutcafos | Apr 8, 201410:50 PM

Hi I have a recipe calling for, very simply, a "fresh red chile".
I am aware there are ALL types of chiles. Is this something where you pick your own pepper as long as it's red and this will work out?
Is there a pepper called literally a red chile?


I grabbed a red fresno and a green "thai" figuring any red pepper would do, and figured I'd have the thai just in case fresno was wrong choice.

I'm just curious if there is a chile (are chiles peppers? are peppers chiles?) called a "red chile" or does this apply to many types of peppers?

Thank you greatly!

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