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Old January 12, 2018   #31
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Default Holy Trinity

If any holy trinity in Mexican varieties, I'd say Chilhaucle Rojo, Amarillo and Negro. Combined these three have similar attributes and are very popular in mole sauce making .

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Old January 13, 2018   #32
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I am limited to bell peppers and jalapenos at my grocery. Banana peppers are only sold jarred. On rare occasion, I see poblanos. Even the powdered pepper selection is limited. The nearest Mexican grocery that offers fresh produce is an hour away. A good price for bells (green) is $0.85 each and Jalapenos can be had for around $0.35 each. If I were picky and insisted on organic labeled, the price doubles. Anyhow, even if they were $0.10 each, I would still grow my own - to me it is the satisfaction of eating something from the 'fruits' of my labor.
If I were to value my time versus the price of the product I raised - I'd be a Maine lobster farmer!
Check out the spice stores on Amazon. I’ve bought pounds of smoked jalapeños,smoked paprika and other dried pepper s for very cheap. Hot ground stays fresh much longer. I always grind my spices and peppers in a coffee grinder fresh.
Sumac is another spice that I always use for Mexican food and chili. It adds a nice tang and just gives it another dimension.
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Old January 13, 2018   #33
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I honestly think the so called ""Holey Trinity"" needs to be left in Louisiana where it belongs.
And even then it is just an alteration of the french mirepoix which is onions carrots and celery.
I have been known more often than not to exchange the flavorless bell pepper with poblano peppers in the Holey Trinity.

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Check out the spice stores on Amazon. I’ve bought pounds of smoked jalapeños,smoked paprika and other dried pepper s for very cheap. Hot ground stays fresh much longer. I always grind my spices and peppers in a coffee grinder fresh.
Sumac is another spice that I always use for Mexican food and chili. It adds a nice tang and just gives it another dimension.
I guess I am not good at finding the deals, the best I see is averaging $15/pound for dried peppers (and they all seem to come packaged in a PVC-looking plastic bag with an oily sheen). Am I missing something?
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I guess I am not good at finding the deals, the best I see is averaging $15/pound for dried peppers (and they all seem to come packaged in a PVC-looking plastic bag with an oily sheen). Am I missing something?
You and me both.
I hate Amazon and cant find anything I cant find some place else for less.
I ordered two fishing poles factory direct same price on a Saturday and they were at my door Wednesday when I got home.

Still looking for the molter load of dried peppers for less than what I can get them here with no luck.
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I use many different peppers in my cooking. Last night tacos included Datil,carolina reaper,Korean Chile,cayenne,dried chipotle and smoked paprika,plus garlic,onions,oregano and cumin. The cumin is really important to the flavor.
Wow, your tacos include the Carolina Reaper. You have a good tolerance. I couldn't
even put a sliver in mine.
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned chili arbol it is a very popular chili, a household staple.

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Old January 28, 2018   #38
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Chili Arbol is in my chili mix!
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