Serrano

posted 3 years ago in Cooking
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

You can but the flavor is going to be different from the green chili used in Indian dishes because serranos come from Mexico and are used in Mexican cooking.  But most people just taste the heat so they won’t notice.

Post # 3
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Worker bee

I use serrano in my chili.  I like it because it has a neat “bite” to it, but I do remove a lot of the white part and seeds to tone down the heat.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

The flavor might not be exactly the same but I would use it as a substitution because it should be close enough.  I’m not sure which one is hotter, but I would just subsitute it out at the same amount.  I love spicy food though so I don’t think I’d mind if it happened to be hotter.

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