Remember Peter Piper and the famous tongue twister that’s been around since 1813?
I think I like tongue twisters as much as I love peppers!
Say red peppers-yellow peppers, five times fast!
As far as peppers go, I prefer jalapenos. They are readily available around here, and they add flavor to almost everything. I have a friend who makes jalapeno jam, and it’s delicious. Really.
I’m not sure if there’s a difference between Hatch and Anaheim peppers, but they are both as mild as bell peppers.
If you like a kick, there are poblanos, habaneros, serranoes, Hungarian peppers, ghost peppers and Scotch bonnets, just to name a few. The heat of these varieties is measured on something called a Scoville scale and measured in heat units that go from 2000 to over 2 million. Ever hear of a Carolina Reaper? (I’d turn back if I were you.)
Anyway, here are the tame little peppers from our garden.
They have no heat whatsoever.
I think they are banana or shishito, but it doesn’t matter, because they are delicious in this pickled salad recipe.
Do you have a favorite pepper?