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A question about a recipe: Chocolate Thai Green Curry Cake

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I have a question about the ingredient "small Thai bird chiles" on the recipe "Chocolate Thai Green Curry Cake" from raspberryeggplant. What are they, and what can substitute?

asked by Daegrappcty over 5 years ago
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84baef1b 1614 4c3d a895 e859c9d40bd1  chris in oslo

Chris is a trusted source on General Cooking

added over 5 years ago

Hot little chiles. I'd substitute another hot chile or some chile powder.

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Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added over 5 years ago

I think a serrano would work - I would look for a fresh substitute though - chili powder is smokier - different sort of flavor

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added over 5 years ago

If you can't find Thai bird chiles, you can use serranos or any other similar small, long, hot peppers (but not habaneros!)

Chile powder is NOT a good substitute - fresh chiles have a very different flavor.

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added over 5 years ago

They're incredibly hot, tiny chilies that look like a bird's eye. They usually sell them in Asian grocery stores, or in an international supermarket that caters to a series of nationalities. You can also mail order them for cheap, and they stand up to shipping without a problem.

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