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Chile Peppers
Chile history, medicine and types.

Chile Recipes
Salsa, stir fry, rellenos, even ice cream!

Chile Festival
* POSTPONED until further notice.

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Everything you ever wanted to know about peppers. Hot ones, mild ones, nuclear meltdown ones!Everything you ever wanted to know about peppers. Hot ones, mild ones, nuclear meltdown ones!Order Guerras peppers and pepper products--including tickets to the Chile Pepper Festival in August.Recipes for everything from chile pepper chicken to jalapeno ice cream!About Guerras produce. Three generations! Meet the whole family of pepper growers!

Hot Portugal (Red)

The Red Hot Portugal is a type of cayenne pepper. The origin of the cayenne is unknown. It is named after the Cayenne River in French Guiana, but is not grown in South America. Some speculate that the Portugese may have transferred it from Europe, then to Africa and India, where it appears today in many forms. The Hot Portugal is translucent, bright red, tapering to a point, and measuring about 2 to 4 inches long and about 1/2 inch across. It is thin fleshed and has very pungent heat, often wrinkled and irregular in shape with an acidic tart flavor and smoky, dusty tones. Immature green pods are used fresh in salsas. The most common method is to grind the dried red pods into powder or crush them into flakes. They can be added to sauces and soups. In Louisiana, numerous hot sauces are made with cayennes.

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