How to Choose Chile Peppers

Plays17,659

From Anaheims to habaneros, did you know there are hundreds of kinds of chile peppers, ranging in flavor from mild to extremely hot? In this video, yo... See moreu’ll learn how to choose the perfect chile peppers for your chili, Mexican food, Thai food, and other recipes that call for something spicy. We’ll show you how to pick a proper fresh chile pepper. You’ll see how the size of a chile pepper corresponds to its heat and learn where the hottest parts of the chile are—and also how to remove the hot spots in order to cut back on the heat. You’ll also learn a little about where chiles fall along the Scoville Scale, which rates a chile’s heat. Measured in Scovilles, habaneros are at the hottest end, jalapenos fall in the middle range, and poblano chiles are on the mild side.

Share It

The Chatter

Cindy B

Jan 22, 2013 8:59 AM

my recipe calls for 6 cups chopped roasted green chiles. So how many fresh, raw chiles should i buy? which ones should i buy for medium heat?

Randy Larsen

Sep 19, 2012 4:30 PM

If you want a hot pepper taste with a smooth flavor, throw in about 2 TBSP of whole dried Chilitepin peppers to your chili! More if you're brave, less if not. Chilitepins can be found in most Mexican Food stores or online.

You'll Also Like

How to Roast Peppers Plays31,741

How to Roast Peppers

How to Make Pickled Peppers Plays19,770

How to Make Pickled …

How to Make Pickled Hot Peppers Plays17,772

How to Make Pickled …

How to Prepare Fresh Tomatoes Plays31,303

How to Prepare Fresh…

How to Make a Cherry Tomato Rose Plays13,581

How to Make a Cherry…

How to Cut Onions Plays67,445

How to Cut Onions

How to Roast Garlic Plays62,232

How to Roast Garlic

How to Peel and Chop Onions Plays7,048

How to Peel and Chop…

    Top

    <

    previous video:

    How to Peel and Chop Onions

    Plays7,048

    >

    next video:

    How to Roast Peppers

    Plays31,741