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Chile Peppers

The Ultimate Guide to Peppers

Chile peppers are like people: It takes all kinds. Some are sweet, and others burn you. The more you get to know them, the better you can discern the differences in personality and choose the one to...
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Why your Huy Fong Sriracha doesn't taste the same

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 days ago

" . . . For nearly 30 years, the company behind Sriracha, Huy Fong Foods, used peppers supplied by Underwood Ranches. Now, the two companies are in the midst of a multimillion-dollar lawsuit, accor...

Best Cooking Method for Shishito Peppers?

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by JENNYBEEAY 29 days ago

I love shishito peppers so much but find that they fall flat immediately after grilling them on a perforated grill pan. Does anyone have a tried and true method for cooking these perfectly?

How to improve intensity of flavour in chili con carne?

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by Ramius 4 years ago

This year I have been making chili con carne a few times, and I just had my family over for dinner. But I wish it would taste even more chili. My version becomes just strong enough but not unpleasa...

Washing dried Mexican Chiles

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by borisabrams 3 months ago

Hey folks. I was wondering, how important is it to wash dried Mexican Chiles? Or can you simply toast them and prep as per the recipe? Do you just dust them with a damp cloth?

What would you do with these three dried chilis?

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by TracyPark 4 months ago

I bought Ole Mission Dried Chili Pepper 3 Pack - Ancho, Guajillo & Arbol, assuming that their website would have recipes that would use all three, probably some type of chili (although I also make ...

Substituting Red Chili Pepper Flakes for Dried Chinese Chili Peppers

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by masha 5 months ago

Since it's Chinese New Year, I was planning to make some Chinese food for dinner tonight. One of the recipes calls for 6 dried red chili peppers; after searching some local groceries (not Asian sp...

Where to find Chile mije/mixe aka the Oaxacan pastilla in Mexico City?

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by shescheeky 5 months ago

Hi, New husband and I are traveling to Mexico City in a few weeks. I'm an avid home cook and was hoping you kind and knowledgable folks would know where to find the elusive Chile mije/mixe aka th...

Chile mije/mixe aka the Oaxacan pastilla in Mexico City?

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by shescheeky 5 months ago

Hi, New husband and I are traveling to Mexico City in a few weeks. I'm an avid home cook and was hoping you kind and knowledgable folks would know where to find the elusive Chile mije/mixe aka th...

Pasilla chile substitute?

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by stockholm28 6 years ago

I have a recipe I want to make that calls for a Pasilla chile. From what I can tell on the internet search, it looks like a pasilla chile is a dried chile. I have both ancho and guajillo chil...

Where to get dried New Mexico chilis

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by michaeljc70 6 months ago

I made a recipe that called for dried guajillo and New Mexico chilis. I found guajillos no problem. I went to several stores, including stores with a lot of international stuff, and couldn't find...

What is the acid or pH level of hot peppers?

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by Caralien 10 years ago

I'm (again) considering canning or somehow preserving the hot pepper bounty I have. It appears that low-acid foods are prone to botulism; peppers (ie jalapenos and habaneros) have more vitamin...

Chili Pequin and Tepin

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by bjd 14 years ago

Hello, Two chili-related questions: • Is there a difference between the pequin and tepin chilies? They’re both extremely hot and small. (Also, sometimes it’s spelled “chiltepin.”) Pictures...

Limited Time Sale of Fresh Produce Grown by Esperanza Community Farms | Watsonville - Pajaro Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

Esperanza Community Farms provides CSA boxes of seasonal, pesticide-free produce to limited income subscribing families. Currently it has more produce ripening in the garden than it has customers. ...

Help! chili pepper on fingers and have to take out contacts soon

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by relizabeth 13 years ago

hi, I'm rather stupid and diced a chili without gloves. How can i get the fire off of my fingers so I can take my contacts out? Thanks, Elizabeth

Aleppo Peppers - how to salt process in the traditional Syrian manner

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by glizando 2 years ago

have been a fan of Aleppo Peppers since I first read Paula Wolfert's, Cooking of the Eastern Mediterranean, many year ago. This year I finally found seed and I've grown 4 plants in my backyard. Th...

HELP... fingers are burning from cutting jalapenos. Remedies?

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by gtrekker2003 12 years ago

Hi! I just chopped some jalapenos today and now my fingertips are burning quite badly. Anybody know of any remedies? Looked online but found nothing. Maybe I'm not putting in the right searc...

Fresh chilli

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by jimian 1 year ago

I have a vacation home in Palm Beach and can't find fresh chilli peppers in the food stores. Looking for both the small green and red ones for making curry. Widely available in Europe but just can'...

Salsa help!

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by amayats 1 year ago

So, I've spent several months trying to replicate the salsa at one of my favorite taquerias. I've made a lot of good salsa along the way but nothing quite matches the goal. This goal salsa has a me...

Does cooking calm down hot peppers?

DonShirer
by DonShirer 11 years ago

My wife came home from the grocery today with two little orange peppers "because they looked cute". After tasting one (and immediately downing two glasses of water) she asked if I could identify t...