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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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Washing dried Mexican Chiles

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by borisabrams 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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...

Where to get dried New Mexico chilis

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by michaeljc70 3 years 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 12 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...

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

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by Melanie Wong 3 years 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 15 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

Fresh chilli

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by jimian 3 years 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 4 years 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?

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by DonShirer 13 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...

ISO recipe for habanero salsa with hierba de olor

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by LorenzoGA 6 years ago

I'd like to replicate a salsa I encountered in a restaurant in Cozumel. Maybe it's a Yucatecan thing? When I asked the waiter what was in it, he said habanero, oil, garlic, onion (?), and hierba de...

Getting rid of the sting of capsaicin

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by BeckyAndTheBeanstock 12 years ago

I passed along a recipe for harissa to a friend -- and she just made a big batch of it without wearing gloves. I thought she knew so I didn't mention it -- she's an experienced cook, but she though...

World equivalent of UK "red chillies" and "green chillies"

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by antihawk 4 years ago

Hi, all. I'm from the UK. Here, we don't have a large variety of chilli peppers in supermarkets: we have green, red, jalapenos, bird's eye and scotch bonnet chillies, normally. There are obvi...

Aji Amarillo

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by pgwiz1 6 years ago

Is there anywhere in Dallas (ideally close to east dallas) where you can buy aji Amarillo either in pepper form, or in the paste form canned/jarred?

Doña Gordita | Zona Centro - Ensenada

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by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Yesterday's drive from the OC to Ensenada stretched from the usual three hours to an exhausting six due to traffic delays. Instead of crossing at Tecate and leisurely eating our way through Valle d...

Stuffed Peppers Other Than Bell?

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by zackly 4 years ago

I make basic stuffed peppers with ground beef and rice. I mostly use bell peppers, usually green, but have also used red but I find them a bit too sweet. I've also recently used, what are called a...

Roasting Poblano peppers: what went wrong?

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by mschow 12 years ago

Yesterday I roasted a bag of poblano peppers (to make chile rellenos with). I roasted them in my gas oven, under the broiler. However, a strange thing happened with 4 of the peppers. After cool...