Have we got, The Peppers? Piquin Peppers
The heat in peppers, sometimes called chile peppers, is created by a compound called capsaicin.
The heat is best put out with lime juice, honey, or with a rich dairy product such as whole milk, sour cream, or ice cream. Chili peppers are in the same family as bell peppers and paprika pods. They range in flavor from rich and sweet, to fiery hot. Combinations of both sweet, and hot chili peppers are combined with other spices, to give the dish a full bodied flavor.
Paprika Very Mild Red Aromatic Flavorful
Paprika is a spice made from the grinding of dried sweet, aromatic, red bell peppers. It is used as a seasoning in many recipes to add color and flavor, to a variety of dishes. Ranging from light to dark red, paprika is a mild pepper with a rich flavor.
The hottest paprika are pale red to a light brown in color, the bright red ones are milder. Bright, shiny red, pleasantly spicy aroma, sweet or hardly hot, aromatic, the finest ground.
Black - White Peppers Universal Favorite Spicy Level
Black pepper comes from the pepper plant, a smooth woody vine that is grown in hot and humid tropical climates. Black Pepper is cultivated in tropical regions for its seeds which are usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. The same fruit is also used to produce white pepper, pink pepper, and green pepper. Ground black peppercorns, are usually referred to simply as pepper, and can be found on nearly every dinner table. White pepper consisting of the seed only, with the fruit removed, is often used in dishes like light colored sauces or mashed potatoes, where black pepper would be visible.
Ancho Peppers Mild Heat Level
The Ancho is a dried, deep reddish brown chile pepper, flat, wrinkled, and heart shaped, about 3 in. wide and 4 in. long.
When fresh they are referred to as poblanos. Their flavor is somewhat sweet with mild to medium heat, is most commonly associated with the flavor of chili. It is the sweetest of the dried chiles, and is most commonly used in authentic Mexican cooking. Ancho Chili Peppers are the backbone, and a staple in red chili, tamales, sauces, and moles.
Chipotle Peppers Medium Heat Level
Chipotle peppers are the name for fully ripe, red Jalapeno peppers that have been smoked. Most of the natural heat, of the Jalapeno is retained in the process. Chipotle have been slowly wood smoked, and are rich, smoky, and hot, but not searing. They are regarded as a versatile, and necessary addition to many dishes. Chipotle peppers add a deep smoky flavor to many traditional Mexican dishes, such as red chili sauce, tomato sauce, stew, beans and rice. The use of Chipotle peppers have exploded in popularity, because of American Southwest cooking. A dash of Chipotle is a perfect addition to everything, from chili, barbecues, soups, and salsa. The coarse ground red powder is easy to use, shake it on pizza, tacos, salads, or sprinkle a bit on a roast, sauce, salsa, or casserole.
New Mexico Red PeppersVersatile Medium Red Hot
These chiles have an earthy flavor and resemble the California chile, only they are hotter, and have more flavor. Great for pizza, tacos, spaghetti, omelets, and beans. The red is considered, usually milder while green is usually hotter, in truth, the red is more consistent in hotness, while green can vary with, when it was picked. It can put on the table, in a shaker, for those who want extra heat.
New Mexico Green Chili Peppers Medium Green Hot
In New Mexico Chiles are the state's largest agricultural crop. Green Chili Peppers have a milder fresh flavor, the heat varies from hot to hotter compared to red. The robust taste is great for soups, salsa, tacos, omelets, and beans.
The New Mexico state question, red or green?
Cayenne Red Peppers Fiery Hot Level
The Cayenne fruits are generally dried and ground, and sifted to make the fine powder, Cayenne pepper, is used in cooking spicy hot dishes. The red to dark red condiment consisting of several varieties pungent ground ripe fruits of capsicum. Cayenne is used as a powder in cooking spicy hot dishes, or in a thin, vinegar based sauces. Spice up your taste buds, use it in soup, Asian dishes, sauces, chili, and jams.
Jalapeno Peppers Fiery Hot Level
Jalapeno is prized for the warm burning sensation when eaten. Jalapeno are a common ingredient in most kinds of stuffed, garnish, baked, and salsa. Jalapeno pepper have become quite popular, over the last several years. The flavor differs from New Mexico hot red pepper, in the same way sweet red and green bell peppers differ. The heat level is also different, Jalapeno pepper powder is hotter than cayenne, but dissipating faster than the heat of red pepper. The heat of Jalapeno pepper is extremely temperature sensitive,so add toward the end of cooking and store in the refrigerator. Use crushed Jalapeno, like crushed red pepper, sprinkle on pizza, tacos, and spaghetti. The powder works well for adding flavor and heat to meats,vegetables, chili or sauces. Put in a shaker on the table for those who want allot of extra heat in their own plate.
Very Fiery Hot Level
The Piquin also spelled pequin, are also known by common names such as Mexican TNT, bird pepper, and chile mosquito. The hottest pepper we carry, it is a small, fiery red hot, Mexican chili pepper, Very hot, it is 7-8 times hotter than Jalapeno.It is crushed and used as a spice, for pickling, salsas, sauces, and soups, stews, and bean dishes. The heat from the pepper is called rapid, or violent, which means that the heat is great, but diminishes quickly. They are extremely hot, and many of these chiles are packaged, and labeled, as Wild Piquin regardless of the shape of their pods, as most resembling red peppercorns, but there is no way to tell which are cultivated, and which are wild.