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Unread 01-04-2013, 12:06 AM   #9
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Most of the peppers fall into two categories.

One if the very familiar Capsicum annum, Not unlike the cayenne peppers we have here, but, with a slightly milder heat.

The Shi****o is a little harder to find analogs for, with the Wrinkled Old Man and Peter peppers being the closest commonly available chiles. They are thin-walled and very similar in taste to sweet Italian Frying Peppers. But, much smaller.

The Fushimi is like a skinny New Mexico mild chile, it has some heat, but, is thin walled and dries easily.

There are hotter chiles that are analogs to Serrano and Cayenne, and there is a small one that is similar to the Thai chiles most people are familiar with, but, I have not see the seed available stateside.

One of the best dishes I have had recently was a Shi...shi...to that was stuffed with shrimp and green onion, then tempura fried, it was so good.
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