Chili Pepper ?

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by bunky, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. bunky

    bunky Smoke Blower

    I was looking over a Salsa Recipe on here the other day and it called for Chili pepper. Well I looked at walmart and only thing I could find was Chili powder??

    Is there another name that chili pepper goes by ???

    Or do I need to look elsewhere ???
     
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Like T-H said... did it ask for a chili pepper? Or a tablespoon of? Gound chilis are available, but salsa usually depends on fresh chilis for heat.
     
  3. bunky

    bunky Smoke Blower

    Well the recipe called for TBLS of Chili pepper but the original posted PMed and said that they just used Chili powder...
     
  4. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    TH has got it covered.
     
  5. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    yeah, asking for a chili pepper, is pretty generic. To me a chili pepper could be a serrano, tobasco, cayenne, kung pao, anahiem, etc.
     
  6. bunky

    bunky Smoke Blower

  7. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Bunky..there are at least dozens of "chili peppers". I just don't know why a salsa would use ground dried is all. Ah well... I'm no salsa expert fer sher.
     
  8. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Reading that recipe, I would take that to mean Cayenne as it has a little kick and is the genetic default IMO as far as recipees go.

    You can use others in terms of kicking it up or down in terms of heat. Cayenne is probably a good place to start to get a baseline. You can always add more powder or a different powder such as Thai to get more heat. But, you can't take the heat out so just play with it.
     
  9. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    even serrano's would work.........
     
  10. motorhedd

    motorhedd Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

  11. motorhedd

    motorhedd Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

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