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Chile Peppers

A Red Hot Guide to Our Favorite Chile Peppers

This is a partial field guide to peppers. With upwards of 2,000 kinds of chile peppers in the world, it's hard to catch 'em all, but we delved in and picked a peck: 19 of our favorite peppers, from...
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Are these actually cascabel peppers? (Photo)

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by gcook 3 years ago

I just brought home my first ever batch of several varieties of dried chile peppers. But these cascabels don't look like the photos of cascabels I've seen. Are they in fact cascabels? They smell an...

My Garden 2020

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by JMF 1 month ago

I moved recently from lower Westchester County NY to the Southern Catskill Mountains NY. I have been container gardening, very successfully the past ten years. Growing 20-35 plants most years. Bu...

What's the real difference between ancho and pasillo chile peppers?

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by Bakermon 10 years ago

According to Wikipedia, the only real difference is shape. But according to Pacific Food Importers and World Spice, there are varietal differences. Wiki says anchos are part of the pasillo family...

Where can I find red chili peppers that are not just Fresno peppers?

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by BigHungryBelly 3 months ago

I am looking for red chili peppers that have relatively thin skins and not too fleshy to make pickled chopped chili peppers. All I can find near me (JONS, Whole foods, and various Korean markets) i...

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

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by gtrekker2003 13 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...

Zuly's Cafe | Dixon, New Mexico

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by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

From my tour of Abiquiú https://www.chowhound.com/post/abiquiu-ghost-ranch-bodes-general-store-flourchilds-bakery-1087428 , I took the low road toward Taos. And rushed to get to Zuly's Cafe in Dixo...

Small Hot Whole Red Peppers, dried

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by alessandria 9 months ago

Whenever a recipe called for dried chili peppers, I used these. I have looked at at least 20 grocery stores for small dried hot chili peppers (1 1/2 - 2 1/2 inches long) and can only find ground or...

Chili Pequin and Tepin

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by bjd 15 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...

Hatch Chile Recipes and Ideas

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by tim irvine 10 months ago

The stores are full of Hatch chiles, which we love. Grill a juicy burger, top it with a slice of grilled red onion and a layer of roasted Hatch chili, melt cheese on it, and serve it on a buttered...

Red Chili Peppers

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by JerkPork 10 months ago

I have a bunch growing on my plant, I typically freeze them whole. Any other ideas on what to do with them?

Why your Huy Fong Sriracha doesn't taste the same

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by Melanie Wong 12 months 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...

Pasilla chile substitute?

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by stockholm28 7 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...

Best Cooking Method for Shishito Peppers?

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by JENNYBEEAY 1 year 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 5 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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...