This colourful, ground chilli pepper will turn up the heat and colour in your cooking. Use it in favourite ethnic recipes, or sprinkle it on at the table whenever a dish needs an extra zip.
- USDA Certified Organic
Cayenne adds colour and flavour to Southwestern salsas, Indian chutneys, Thai curries, Mexican enchiladas, Chinese stir-fries, Texan chilli con carnes, Cajun hot sauce, and many other recipes. Cayenne provides an easy way to perk up stir-fries, soups, stews, grain, meat or vegetable recipes–just about any savoury dish.
If you like kick in your recipes, you’ll find cayenne indispensable. A few tips:
– If you’re not used to cooking with chilli peppers–even the ground variety–start with very small amounts. Don’t use a literal “pinch,” though, because you don’t want to get it on your fingers! (If you do get it on your fingers, then wash them right away; don’t put them near your eyes or nose!)
– Keep in mind that dishes containing chilli pepper often get hotter as they sit or are stored. So err on the side of using less. (You can always add more at the table, if you prefer a hotter dish.)
– If you get too much heat in a dish, eat or drink dairy products like milk or yoghurt to neutralize the burning–capsaicin isn’t water soluble, so water won’t do the trick. Starches like rice or bread sometimes help, too.
2.89 oz / 82 g