Favorite Chili (POLL)

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Chili Favorito

Birdseye
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Jalapeno
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50%
Habanero
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Shishito
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Ghost pepper
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Anaheim pepper
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Scorpion
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Bell pepper
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Banana pepper
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Oh dear! My delicate palate cannot tolerate such vegetable barbarism!
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Favorite Chili (POLL)

Post by cuchulainn » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:00 pm

I usually buy most of my groceries at Trader Joe's which stocks jalapenos and shishito peppers. I stopped at a Pavilions which is the same chain as Vons. I've had a few bad experiences with Vons so I have avoided them.
But this Pavilions on Vine has great tropical fruit and Asian produce selection so I bought some birdseye chili.

I haven't had birdseye chili in some time but I remember why I like them so much. Their spiciness is clean. I appreciate the smokiness of a jalapeno, but sometimes the clean burn of a birdseye chili is wonderful.

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Post by DCComic » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:14 pm

Birdseye.
They're available and predictable. They work in asian recipes.
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Post by EMG » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:23 pm

Ive gotten used to the birds eye (local variation) as an all-around heat provider. It’s one of the two chilies regularly available here.

But I cannot really pick a favorite.

I’d replace birds eye with habanero in a few applications if I could get them. Ghost as well.

I keep a jar of jalapeño but would prefer fresh for things that require jalapeño.

Banana peppers I like on pizza and sandwiches. Jalapeño works here also

Anaheim and bell are for stuffing.

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Post by jessica_fletcher » Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:12 pm

Chillis are just heat providers to me, i can’t taste a difference. Or rather, I’ve never tried.
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Post by EMG » Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:52 pm

Childlike palate!

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Post by Scrubb » Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:03 pm

Currently my favourite is cayenne chilis, because I have a plant that is producing them beautifully. 3 perfectly red shiny ones already and a 4th almost ready to pick, plus more coming.

I also have a plant called "super chili", which might turn out to be birds eye except I think they're a bit bigger. They're green right now, and grow straight upwards. When they are ripe, they might become my favourite.

But I like stuffed jalapenos a lot. And use habanero for jerk which is one of my favourites. So when I am not growing perfect cayenne (or super) chilis, my answers will vary.
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Post by EMG » Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:08 pm

I think the flavor and heat balance is best for its bang in the jalapeno. It's a very versatile pepper. You can eat them grilled, stuffed, stuffed and grilled, raw, cooked into pizzas etc, and then make a dozen kinds of hot sauce with them.

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Post by Higgs Bossom » Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:35 pm

Poblano

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Post by jessica_fletcher » Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:42 pm

EMG wrote:
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I think the flavor and heat balance is best for its bang in the jalapeno. It's a very versatile pepper. You can eat them grilled, stuffed, stuffed and grilled, raw, cooked into pizzas etc, and then make a dozen kinds of hot sauce with them.
Can’t you do that with, like, every chilli anyway?
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Post by EMG » Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:46 pm

Gawd no.

Grilled habanero or ghost pepper would be pretty unreasonable heat to eat whole. Bird's eye peppers are too small to stuff. Bell peppers have no heat, I like the heat of jalapenos.

Poblanos are also good ones. Big enough for all kinds of grilling and stuffing and just a little heat. Like a better bell pepper.

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Post by jessica_fletcher » Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:48 pm

But for use in cooking and making hot sauces, apart from heat difference, all same same

Can you really, REALLY, taste a difference?
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Post by EMG » Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:51 pm

Absolutely. A jalapeno hot sauce tastes nothing at all like a habanero hot sauce.

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Post by Moethebartender » Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:58 pm

I'm sure that very shortly we'll be hearing about an Irish pepper that simply puts the rest of these peppers to shame. No doubt, the finest peppers to be found must come from the Emerald Isle. The bestest ever peppers.
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Post by jessica_fletcher » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:04 pm

EMG wrote:
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Absolutely. A jalapeno hot sauce tastes nothing at all like a habanero hot sauce.
But that’s because of heat, no? Can you taste heat or is it simply an experience?
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Post by EMG » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:08 pm

No. Their flavors are completely different. Are you trolling or have you never tried them?

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Post by jessica_fletcher » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:12 pm

I’ve tried them in things, suaces, curries, stir fries, etc etc. I can’t taste them, I only feel their heat difference.
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Post by EMG » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:15 pm

Peppers like jalapeno, poblano, banana, finger, all have very unique flavors. Like comparing different kinds of vegetables.

Once you're getting into habanero, ghost pepper, reaper, 7 pot, etc. I don't notice much flavor difference. Just heat.

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Re: Favorite Chili (POLL)

Post by cuchulainn » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:28 pm

When Jessica visits LA for the LA Pissup she can sample the varieties of chilis sold.
Jalapenos have a smoky flavor, habaneros have a fruity flavor. Anaheim peppers have a lemony flavor, for example.

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Post by jessica_fletcher » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:32 pm

cuchulainn wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:28 pm
When Jessica visits LA for the LA Pissup she can sample the varieties of chilis sold.
Jalapenos have a smoky flavor, habaneros have a fruity flavor. Anaheim peppers have a lemony flavor, for example.
When I visit California I’m only eating Mexican 24/7

And can we add a chilli taste tour to our edibles adventure please cuch?
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Post by jessica_fletcher » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:04 pm

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