A question about a recipe: Portuguese Sausage and Clam Pie - What is aleppo pepper? Is there a substitute...chipotle maybe?

I have a question about step 3 on the recipe "Portuguese Sausage and Clam Pie" from thirschfeld. It says:

"Add the aleppo pepper, paprika, bay leaves and the white wine. Burn off the alcohol and then add 1 1/2 cups of clam juice and the tomato paste. Bring to a boil and add the potatoes and tomatoes. "

Portuguese Sausage and Clam Pie
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pierino November 20, 2011
Another substitute would be piment d'esplette. But there is already "paprika" in his so I think what Mr. T wants you to do is balance the spices. I wouldn't go near chipotle for this. In fact I don't go near chipotle period. If you can find some dried Spanish nora peppers, seed and reconstitute them that might work too.
CookingMomTR November 20, 2011
I actually found a spice place in Calgary that sells Aleppo pepper.
creamtea November 20, 2011
Aleppo pepper is a mild ground pepper, fruity and with a little kick. Chipotle is smoky--different flavor profile. You might add just a pinch of cayenne in its place.
CookingMomTR November 20, 2011
Thanks for the suggestions.
suitablegirl November 20, 2011
Aleppo peppers are used by the Syrian and Turkish communities (which makes sense since they're named after a city in Syria). I think it's closer to an Ancho than a Chipotle. Hope that helps!
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