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Old 11-20-2006, 07:29 PM   #1
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What are Green peppers?

I encounter lots of recipes calling for green peppers. Do they mean green bell peppers or what? Seems like disaster awaiting for me.

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Old 11-20-2006, 07:31 PM   #2
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Yes they mean green bell peppers when you see that.
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Old 11-20-2006, 07:31 PM   #3
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Depends on the recipe, but yes, more than likely when calling for green peppers, assume bell peppers. Is there a specific recipe you are referring to?

Woops, me and GB at the same time there, but I see we both agree.
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Old 11-20-2006, 07:34 PM   #4
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Old 11-21-2006, 11:49 AM   #5
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If you want a pretty contrast to the dish substitute red, yellow or orange for the green.
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Old 11-21-2006, 01:27 PM   #6
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All the peppers are good in their own way. Green peppers have a very distinctive flavor. Red bell peppers are sweeter. The yellow, black, orange, etc. are all colorful and nice.
Given a choice I use red. they are particularly interesting to be used for stuffed peppers.
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Old 11-21-2006, 02:01 PM   #7
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I think it's just the way different cultures name the same veg. In the UK, we never use 'bell' before the pepper... no matter what colour they are!
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Old 11-21-2006, 02:18 PM   #8
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I think it's just the way different cultures name the same veg. In the UK, we never use 'bell' before the pepper... no matter what colour they are!
It's an important distinction to make here because there are so many very spicy pepper varieties, and they come in multiple colors as well.
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Old 11-21-2006, 02:35 PM   #9
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It's an important distinction to make here because there are so many very spicy pepper varieties, and they come in multiple colors as well.
Including the NM green chile peppers, banana peppers, and all those others. All very different from "bell".
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Old 11-21-2006, 04:56 PM   #10
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If the recipe is Mexican, Tex-Mex or a Spicy sort of dish - they may be green pablano peppers.
Generally - use the bell pepper for no heat and a pablano or other "hot" green pepper if you want heat in the dish.
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