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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Pick a Peck of Peppers
Pick a Peck of Peppers
There are so many varieties of peppers available at farmer’s markets, produce stands and the grocery store. If you are not certain of what type of pepper to choose, the following information may be helpful.
Bell peppers are a sweet pepper with no heat. They start as green and as they ripen, they change color to yellow, orange and red. Bell peppers are an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin B6. They are often used in salads, grilled, sauté, stuffed, or chopped up and added to pizza, casseroles and sandwiches.
Anaheim peppers are from California. They are defined by their elongated curved lime green pod and their mild sweet flavor. They are slightly peppery in flavor. They can also be included in dishes that call for a mild, sweet pepper. To get the most flavor, fire roast it until the skill in charred and then peel off the skin. They can be used in sauces, stews, as a vegetable in side dishes.
Poblano peppers are a mild chili pepper originating in the state of Puebla, Mexico. This pepper is aromatic and flavorful. They are commonly stuffed fresh and roasted it is popular in chile rellenos.
Jalapeño peppers are a medium-sized chili pepper. It typically is picked green and consumed while still green. It has a mild to medium pungency. It is milder than a Serrano pepper. Remove the seeds and mince for salsa or other recipes calling for a hotter pepper.
Serrano is thin pepper that is a hotter than jalapeño peppers. Serrano peppers are green when unripe, but color at maturity varies. They often are used in salsa and pico de gallo.
Habanero is a very hot pepper which is also a bit sweet and fruity. Unripe habaneros are green and they color as they mature. They are very hot. It has a fruity, citrus-like flavor and its floral aroma have made it a popular ingredient in hot sauces and spicy foods.
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