Green Chili Substitutes

 
01-Dec-2010 by

green chiliIf you are eager to know about some popular green chili substitutes , then we can help you out. 

Green chili peppers are a very common ingredient in Asian as well as Latin American cuisines. They are generally are not as hot as red chili peppers and the smaller peppers are hotter as compared to the larger ones. There are several green chili substitutions which can be used if you do not plan to use green peppers. You must know the role of green in any of the recipe. An ideal substitute is one that provides many of the similar qualities of green chili.

 

Milder Substitutions

The heat of a green chili pepper can help you to make any recipe spicy. But if you want to prepare a milder version of your recipe, you should substitute a sweet pepper, like a bell pepper, in place of green chili. While any kind of bell pepper will suffice, a green bell pepper will maintain a proper color of your dish. If you also want to add a small amount of heat, you may supplement a sweet pepper with spicy chili powder.

 

Other Chili Substitutions

There are several recipes that call for particular varieties of green chili pepper, like New Mexico peppers, serrano peppers, Thai chile peppers or poblano peppers. Jennifer Trainer Thompson offers in her spicy vegetarian cookbook "Jump Up and Kiss Me” several substitutions for particular peppers that have the same flavor as other peppers. She suggests replacing serranos or tepins with Thai peppers or jalapeño.

 

Quick Substitutions

If you do not have green chili peppers on hand or you do not have the time to chop them, you can use cayenne pepper, chili powder or crushed red pepper so as to add heat to your dish. These powders are made up of more mature hot red peppers which are first dried in the sun and then crushed or ground. These powders can be added at the same time when the other spices are added or when the dish is done to taste.

 

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