I wrote my first cookbook nine years ago.
It is called, MILD TO WILD MEXICAN COOKBOOK.
Below are the frequently asked questions that I receive, and the answers that I give.
Q. What is the most popular chile pepper?
A. The jalapeno pepper is the most popular pepper in the United States. Jalapenos range in heat from mild to hot. A chipotle is a smoked jalapeno.
Q. I want to stuff a chile, which one should I use?
A. Whether you want to stuff a pepper with cheese or beef and rice, the pablano pepper is the most popular chile pepper for stuffing. They are large and have thick walls and range from mild to medium in heat. A dried pablano chile is called an ancho chile.
Q. What is a Hatch Green Chile?
A. Hatch Green Chile, is not one single type of chile, but is actually several different varieties of chile that are grown in Hatch, New Mexico. Sandia, New Mexico, Big Jim, and Joe Parker are just a few of the varieties of chile that are grown in the Hatch Valley. Big Jim is the variety that is typically sold at the grocery store as Hatch Green Chile. The heat ranges from mild to medium.
In New Mexico at harvest time, the air is filled with the delicious aroma of roasting peppers.
Q. I like my food hot, which pepper should I use?
A. The habanero pepper is probably the hottest pepper you will find at your local grocery store. It is very hot in heat.
Fun Facts from my MILD TO WILD MEXICAN COOKBOOK:
Peppers are a fruit not a vegetable.
Peppers contain more vitamin A and C than orange juice.
The best relief for a burning mouth is milk, sour cream, or yogurt.
Wear plastic gloves while handling and preparing peppers.
Some chile peppers can grow up to 12 inches long or as short as 1/4 inch.
When refrigerating recipes containing hot peppers, your leftovers will become spicier as the peppers continue to release their heat.
The first cookbook featuring a recipe using peppers was published in 1872.
Removing the seeds and veins in a pepper is an easy way to control the heat in a recipe.
On Friday, I will be posting my
Restaurant Salsa recipe.
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MY KIND OF COOKING, and a kitchen plaque!
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Le Creuset French Oven Giveaway!
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You will love Bo and his blog, Bo's Bowl. Not only does he host great giveaways, his recipes are incredible! One visit to his blog and you will see why I faithfully
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