ANAHEIM CHILI PEPPERS---500-2,500 Scoville
Anaheim chilies are sometimes also called
California chilies. These mild peppers are often sold as canned green
chilies. But they are so much better fresh and even better when they are
just picked from the garden. They mature to a bright red and can be eaten
green or red. They are often dried and turn a deep burgundy. Dried Anaheim
chilies are used as the base of most chili powder. Grind your own from your
dried organic Anaheim chilies, and a little garlic powder, cumin, and
Mexican Oregano. For heat add some
ground dried red Jalapenos.
Stuff it! Roast it! Lay it on a grill!
Whatever you do will just enhance the already wonderful flavor of this
popular chili pepper.
POBLANO CHILI PEPPERS---1,000-2,000
Slightly spicier than a bell pepper and nearly black when
mature, Poblanos have a rich chocolaty flavor that makes them invaluable in
cooking when they are usually roasted and peeled. Called Ancho when dried, these peppers are often used to flavor
JALAPENO PEPPERS---2,500-8,000 Scoville
Maybe the most famous pepper of all time,
Jalapenos (pictured above) have a moderate amount of heat and lots of
flavor. Take the seeds and the white interior out (with gloves, please) for
a bit milder flavor. Jalapenos will turn red if left on the plant. These
have a bit more sweetness. Drying them is also a good idea for winter use or
to add to homemade chili powder for a bit of a kick.
When Jalapenos are smoked they are called
Chipotles. You can smoke your own, if you have a smoker. But, an easier way
to get a bit of smoky taste in the pepper is to fire roast them. Any pepper
can be fire roasted. These soft peppers make great veggie sandwiches or
topping for your favorite burger.
FRESNO CHILI PEPPERS---5,000-10,000 Scoville Units
This pepper is the next level of heat up from a Jalapeno. It
rates between 5,000 and 10,000 on the Scoville chart. It is the same size as
a Jalapeno and can be used green or red. Fresno peppers grow upward from the
stem instead of downward like most peppers. Green Fresno's are milder than
red but the flavor is outstanding.
SERRANO CHILI PEPPERS---10,000-25,000 Scoville Units
Serrano Peppers are a must have for a spicy salsa! They can
be used at any stage of growth from green to red.
THAI CHILI PEPPERS---50,000-100,000 Scoville Units
Thai Peppers are grown around the world
and used in mainly to flavor vinegar sauces. Thai Peppers are normally
found in stores as a red pepper which is the mature pepper, but green chilis
can also be used.
CHOCOLATE HABANERO PEPPERS---400,00-450,000 Scoville
This black habanero pepper is so hot it takes
only a sliver to change the flavor of the dish it is used in. They dry well
and keep for a long time. They are considerably hotter than their orange
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