datil pepper

Datil Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are datil peppers? Florida is really a state of extremes: extreme sunshine, extreme weather, and extreme heat. So it’s no surprise that the state harbors – pretty much under the radar – one of the hottest peppers in the world. The datil pepper comes from one …

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cubanelle pepper

Cubanelle Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are cubanelle peppers? The cubanelle may be known as a sweet pepper, but there’s still a slight mild simmer of heat to this chili (100 to 1,000 Scoville heat units.) It’s a favorite throughout Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico, and a must …

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Spicy Cocktail Tip: Try A Hot Sauce Salted Rim

Don’t only look to a cocktail’s ingredients to spice up the experience. The salted rim – it’s a staple for many spicy cocktails, from margaritas to Bloody Marys. How is it typically done? Most use either water or some sort of citrus (lime or lemon) to …

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Infinity Pepper

Infinity Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are Infinity peppers? Infinity is…well…forever. Take note of that before diving headfirst into this super-hot chili. The name Infinity pepper is apt. It has extreme heat (1,067,286 to 1,250,000 Scoville heat units) which will stick with you not quite forever, but for a very, …

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Trinidad Scorpion Chocolate

Trinidad Scorpion Chocolate Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are Trinidad Scorpion Chocolate peppers? Their heat index numbers may be the same, but there’s a definite taste difference between the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion and the sub-variety, the Trinidad Scorpion Chocolate. One that’s reflected in its sweet, sweet name. It’s a mellower, less acidic flavor with smoky undertones …

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Lemon drop pepper

Lemon Drop Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are lemon drop peppers? If you love both citrus tang and peppery spice, then the lemon drop pepper is a chili that you must get to know. While it’s hard to find, the lemon drop (also known as ají limon) is growing in popularity, both for …

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Tajin Seasoning

What Is Tajin Seasoning?

You’ve likely seen Tajin Clásico seasoning at your local grocer or your corner bodega. It’s a bottle that’s hard to miss: sporting the colors of the Mexican flag and filled to the brim with coarse reddish-brown powder. What is Tajin seasoning, though, and what have you …

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black pearl pepper

Black Pearl Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are Black Pearl peppers? When you hear Black Pearl, it’s easy for your imagination to run wild: from the infamous treasure-seeking ship in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies to rare jewels that widen the eyes of all that see them. And so it goes …

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Cayenne Pepper Vs Chili Powder

Cayenne Pepper Vs. Chili Powder: PepperScale Showdown

Spice rack cousins, but how are they different?

Any well-stocked spice rack has a bottle of chili powder at the ready. And probably right nearby is a bottle of cayenne pepper powder. So what’s the difference?

Isn’t cayenne powder the same as chili powder? What makes them tick? Can you substitute one for the other without any worries? It’s time to compare the two with our PepperScale showdown – cayenne pepper vs. chili powder.

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pico de gallo vs salsa

Pico De Gallo Vs. Salsa: What Are The Differences?

So you’re eating salsa…are you sure?

Or is it pico de gallo that you’re spooning up onto that chip? Or are they the same thing? Pico de gallo vs. salsa, to many, is one of these “tomato-tomahto” things – riffs on the same melody, but essentially the same song.

That’s close to the truth, especially since pico de gallo is also known as salsa fresca. But there are differences between the two that’ll help you decipher what exactly it is that you’re eating.

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