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#1 Wed 23 Feb 11 1:21am

tardislass

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Substitute for fresh red chilis

Cannot find any fresh red chilis in the stores here lately and I wanted to make the chicken chow mien. Can I substitute red pepper flakes instead and if so how much? Thanks. smile

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#2 Wed 23 Feb 11 1:46am

nanstertoo

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Occupation Retired nurse-midwife
From High Point, North Carolina
Member since Tue 17 Jun 08

Re: Substitute for fresh red chilis

I know.  I can't find them either.  I do use the dry chili flakes and maybe add a little hot green chili for flavor.

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#3 Wed 23 Feb 11 11:30am

falconcy

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From Limassol, Cyprus
Member since Tue 19 Dec 06

Re: Substitute for fresh red chilis

Either the flakes or the dried red chillis are what we normally sub out when we can't get the fresh red ones.

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#4 Wed 23 Feb 11 12:01pm

mummza

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Member since Tue 04 Oct 05

Re: Substitute for fresh red chilis

They are very easy to grow , I grew some last year . I think that they would have grown better in a warmer climate and outdoors but they grew well indoors  in pots on my table in Wales Uk !

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#5 Thu 24 Feb 11 4:14pm

kevinleon

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Re: Substitute for fresh red chilis

I found myself in the same situation last week but didn't have the dried ones either... I end up putting some garlic pepper, love it!

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#6 Fri 25 Feb 11 4:19am

tardislass

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Re: Substitute for fresh red chilis

Thanks all. I used 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes. A little hotter than I liked it, but it did the trick!

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#7 Fri 25 Feb 11 1:42pm

joobes

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Occupation My OH and I own a new/secondhand bookshop.
From Somerset, England
Member since Wed 20 Feb 08

Re: Substitute for fresh red chilis

Yes we have grown them too, and this is chilly ole blighty  shocked

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