I have a recipe that calls for scotch peppers. Can anyone recommend a less spicy substitute? Thanks!

  • Posted by: Kristen
  • June 17, 2017


Nancy June 18, 2017
Look up the Scoville scale (wikipedia, ref books) which groups peppers by heat units.
Scotch is in 3rd hottest.
Glance down and see which next group has peppers you know you can tolerate/find in your area and use one of those.
Dish will not be as hot, but yes tasty & edible for you.
Kristen June 18, 2017
Thank you! I'd don't know the Scoville scale existed.
foofaraw June 17, 2017
What is the recipe? We need more info to be able to give you fitting substitute.
Kristen June 18, 2017
I would like to make Jamaican beef patties. All the recipes mention scotch bonnet peppers. I want to reduce the heat, but keep the same sweet fruity flavor of the pepper. Thanks!
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