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

asked by Kristen about 1 year ago

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foofaraw
added about 1 year ago

What is the recipe? We need more info to be able to give you fitting substitute.

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Kristen
added 12 months ago

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!

Nancy
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added 12 months ago

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.

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Kristen
added 12 months ago

Thank you! I'd don't know the Scoville scale existed.