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Peperoncino Substitute


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There's a steamed calamari recipe I want to try and one of the seasoning ingredients is peperoncino, the Italian chile peppers, sprinkled on the calamari after it's cooked and just prior to serving. If I can't find them here, what would be a good substitute?

Just to be clear, I'm not looking for the pickled or jarred peppers, but the plain chile peppers.

Thanks for any suggestions,

shel

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What is meant by peperoncino in this context is crushed red pepper, aka red pepper flakes....

If you can't find the red pepper flakes in your local grocery store, any asian market will carry them (cheaper, too).

 

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Peperoncino are really spicy, I think about 30,000 on the Scoville Scale. Some could confuse them with pepperoncini, which are completely different, they're yellow and barely have any spice. Given their placement on the Scoville Scale, to substitute peperoncino, I would use cayenne peppers, I think they're easier to find.

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On 4/8/2022 at 10:08 AM, deny1412 said:

Peperoncino are really spicy, I think about 30,000 on the Scoville Scale. Some could confuse them with pepperoncini, which are completely different, they're yellow and barely have any spice. Given their placement on the Scoville Scale, to substitute peperoncino, I would use cayenne peppers, I think they're easier to find.

'Peperoncino' is just the generic name for the array of capsicum varietals (i.e. chillies), so some of them aren't particularly spicy.

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