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Gochujang Korean Red Chili Paste

Gochujang (or kochujang) red chile pepper paste is a staple ingredient in Korean food. It is a soybean paste mixed with dried red pepper flakes, glutinous rice and other ingredients and seasonings. It came into use in Korea during the later 16th century after red peppers were introduced into the area. The paste is a deep red color and very hot! It is sometimes called red pepper paste, hot pepper paste, or chili pepper paste.

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What Are Grains Of Paradise?

Grains of Paradise or melegueta pepper (aframomum melegueta), are the small brown to black seeds of a perennial reedlike plant in the Ginger family, or zingiberaceae. The plant is also related to cardamom.

Indigenous to the West Coast of Africa and growing in swampy terrain, the seeds look like small black peppercorns with a white interior when crushed.

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What is the Difference Between Chili Powder and Chile Powder?

Many recipes call for chili powder, but once in a while, you will find one calling for chile powder. Is this the same thing with a different spelling? Can you substitute chili powder for chile powder?

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Banana Pepper Scoville Heat Units: How Hot are They?

There are two types of pepper, closely related that are referred to as a banana pepper, but it is the sweet variety that we usually call the banana pepper, sweet banana peper, yellow wax pepper, or banana chile.

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Is the Heat in Chile Peppers Found in the Seeds? And Do We Get Used to the Heat?

If you are looking for the source of heat, which comes from the chemical capsaicin in chile peppers, the statement that you will most often find goes something like this: The source of heat in a chile pepper is not the outer flesh of the chile, but rather the inner membranous ribs and the seeds. To remove some of the heat, remove all the seeds and the ribs.

This is both incorrectly stated and the source of an urban myth about chile peppers. That is, that a lot of the heat, or capsaicin, in a chile pepper is contained in the seeds.

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Cholula Hot Sauce Scoville Heat Unit Rating

Although you can find Cholula Hot Sauce in most large-chain grocery stores, you may be familiar with it from seeing it on the table of one of the many restaurant chains the sauce brand partners with, including IHOP, Boston Market, Qdoba Mexican Grill, On the Border, and California Pizza kitchen. You'll also see it in many other chains and privately owned restaurants. Potbelly Sandwiches has Cholula Hot sauce as an option, and Papa Johns Pizza sent out packages of the sauce for a while in 2007. This is not to mention all the various other sponsorships and advertising ventures the brand has entered into, such as car racing events, football, and even snowboarding. So, even if you haven't tried it, you might recognize the wooden capped bottle with the Mexican lady on the front. But don't let all the promotion fool you, it's really good stuff, with a tangy hot flavor and is very versatile. There's not many things you can't put it on! GREAT on scrambled eggs.

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African Style Piri Piri Sauce

The Piri piri, of African Bird's Eye chile, is a small, fiery hot chile that is popular in Africa and Portugal, and is used to make maddeningly hot salsas that are bottled and put on all kinds of food.

Here is given a hot sauce made with piri piri, the kind you might find in Africa and Portugal.

Africans got the idea of sauces made with this little chile from the Portuguese, who are said to be responsible for introducing the chile there.

First, however, the video below gives the Scoville heat rating of the piri piri pepper and some other facts about the chile.

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How Hot is Frank's Red Hot Brand Hot Sauce on the Scoville Scale?

Frank's Red Hot brand hot sauce is a Louisiana style bottled hot sauce based on cayenne peppers. It is often claimed to be the sauce used in the original Buffalo Wings sauce.

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How Hot are Serrano Chiles? Scoville Heat Rating

Serrano means "highland" or "mountain" in Spanish so the name of the serrano chile denotes its origin in mountainous regions. Although similar to a jalapeno, they are smaller, hotter, and many people find them to have a fuller and more herbaceous flavor. The pods are from one to four inches long and about 1/2 inch thick, with most pods being on the smaller side (1-2 inches). Immature pods are a light to deep green and they mature to red.

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