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Old 09-06-2009, 02:45 AM   #1
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Cool Cayenne pepper question again

what kind of chili would be good to be used instead of cayenne peppers in a buffalo sauce recipe? I bought chile arbol, new mexico chiles, and california chiles, but i have no clue if they are good replacements... help!


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Old 09-06-2009, 06:58 AM   #2
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It depends on what you are looking for. Chilis are a very personal thing. You can really use any you like. It is up to your taste.

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Old 09-06-2009, 08:09 AM   #3
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Take your pick:

ChilePlants.com - Chile Chart

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Old 09-06-2009, 10:04 AM   #4
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What the heck.... use all three! In moderation, of course!

These fresh or dried?

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Old 09-06-2009, 02:26 PM   #5
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Actually, none of the chilis you mention would make really good substitutes for Buffalo Sauce ingredients (except for perhaps the chili arbol), unless you like your sauce rather meek & mild. The vinegar-based hot pepper sauces used in making Buffalo Sauce are traditionally made from truly hot peppers like cayenne, Tabasco, etc., etc. The New Mexico & California chili peppers don't come even remotely close heatwise.

What's the ingredient list for the Buffalo Sauce recipe you're interested in?
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