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Old 08-27-2007, 09:44 AM   #1
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Pequin powder?

What is this? I found a chili recipe which calls for it, but I've never heard of it before.

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Old 08-27-2007, 09:47 AM   #2
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It's a type of chili powder, chave. Look here for a site that sells it.
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:17 AM   #3
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Chave....

Pequin powder made from the Pequin Pepper is dangerously hot. It is rated at 140,000 Scoville units!! Cayenne is rated at 40,000 units by comparison. Use caution!! it's HOT!!!
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:24 AM   #4
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The powder comes from grinding up these peppers. Click here and scroll down.
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:50 AM   #5
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lol, did anyone else read this as penguin powder?

boy, i need to go home. i felt bad for the little well dressed guys for a minute there.
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:53 AM   #6
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penguins = South Pole = Chilly = chile = powdered pepper!

Perfectly understandable.
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Old 08-27-2007, 11:14 AM   #7
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It's a type of chili powder, chave. Look here for a site that sells it.
Hmm...so do you think it's worth it looking in a grocery store? Or is this more of a "specialty" item that is only sold on websites and certain food stores?

Can't really order it now...chili cook-off is on Friday, so time is ticking for me!
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You can sub cayenne pepper for it as Uncle Bob suggested. Adjust the heat level you want by adding more or less powder.
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lol, did anyone else read this as penguin powder?

boy, i need to go home. i felt bad for the little well dressed guys for a minute there.
Yep ya need to go Home BT. Go to bed, take two aspirin, and call me tomorrow. You a sick puppy!!!
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lol, did anyone else read this as penguin powder?

boy, i need to go home. i felt bad for the little well dressed guys for a minute there.
Thanks for the morning laugh Tom!!!
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