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Peppers range from sweet and mild to hot

By Joan Namkoong

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 26, 2012

~~<p>There's nothing like a fresh chili pepper to add a kick to your favorite dish &mdash; a bowl of Vietnamese pho, guacamole, salsa or poke. Not only do chili peppers add heat; they add their vegetable flavor that can be sweet, earthy and, of course, spicy.</p>
<p>Many varieties of chili peppers are available at farmers markets and supermarkets. The long, bright green, tapered Anaheim is mild in spiciness with a thick flesh; roast them, stuff them or saut&eacute; them to use in a taco or quesadilla. These are what you find in a can labeled green chili; fresh is better.</p>
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There's nothing like a fresh chili pepper to add a kick to your favorite dish — a bowl of Vietnamese pho, guacamole, salsa or poke. Not only do chili peppers add heat; they add their vegetable flavor that can be sweet, earthy and, of course, spicy.

Many varieties of chili peppers are available at farmers markets and supermarkets. The long, bright green, tapered Anaheim is mild in spiciness with a thick flesh; roast them, stuff them or sauté them to use in a taco or quesadilla. These are what you find in a can labeled green chili; fresh is better. Login for more...



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