by Eric Wharton
My Recipe Book, constantly being added to
|New Mexican (1★)—Use fresh in green chili sauces and stews.
Poblano (2★)—Use dried in soups, salads, and stews.
Pasilla (2★-3★)—Use dried in Mexican sauces.
Jalepeno (3★)—Use fresh in nachos, sauces, salsas, and tamales.
Chipotle (3★)—Is actually dried jalepeno, and has the same uses.
Serrano (3★-4★)—Is a thick-fleshed pepper used in sauces, salsas, and stews.
Cascabel (4★)—Use dried in soups, sauces, and salsas.
Thai (7★-8★)—Use either the red or green variety in Southeastern Asian dishes.
Pequin (8★)—Use dried or pickled in Mexican dishes.
Habenero (10★)—Red, yellow, green, and orange varieties are all 30 times hotter than a jalapeno pepper and used in Mexican and Caribbean dishes.
Rating System: 1★ (mild) - 10★ (thermonuclear)
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