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Have you ever had those peppers at Tacos Baja Ensenada?

Foodandwine Dec 6, 2008 01:19 PM

Went the other day and had my first Fish taco. Yes it was 10:30 a.m. but I was in the neighborhood. Have you had those peppers with the chili salt. Gosh they are soo good. Only had 1 fish Taco as a recon but must of had 10 peppers... Will be back for sure for another Fish Taco and perhaps a Shrimp one too!!

  1. ladius Dec 7, 2008 10:01 PM

    those are good. I got so used to them not being hot, one of them surprised me which was really, really hot.

    1. Dommy Dec 7, 2008 09:45 PM

      They are one of my favorite parts of the meal too! When feeling poor, I get a side of rice and beans and a whole bunch of those peppers to go... I go home chop up the chiles and mix it all together and make tacos out of them all... SOOOO good!!


      1. streetgourmetla Dec 7, 2008 12:51 AM

        Hey brother, these are chiles gueros.Blond chiles, and they are not very hot.Very common in seafood restaurants, I like them prepared with chiles salt, lime, and soy, as they are often found in Mexico and places here in LA.You can hit with all the flavors after grilling, when they've cooled, then put 'em on your table in a bowl for easy access.

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        1. re: streetgourmetla
          Das Ubergeek Dec 7, 2008 09:08 AM

          I was just going to say that -- you need to go to a Latino market (what a shame we don't have any of those in LA, hahahaha) and get real chiles güeros. Grill, dip in lime juice, then salt and pepper, or just be lazy and use pico de gallo (that's the powdered stuff that's available in all Latino markets next to the carne asada seasoning and the Santa Maria BBQ rub, not salsa cruda).

        2. scurvy Dec 6, 2008 09:08 PM

          Be careful if you are trying to make them yourself. I too was obsessed with the peppers and decided to make them once when I was grilling carne asada. Bought peppers that looked exactly like them at the market, brushed them with oil, salt and chile powder and grilled away.

          I took a big bite of one and it was so hot I thought I was going to have to go to the hospital. I love spicy stuff and this was way over the top. My mouth was burned for days.

          So...maybe try a tiny piece of one if you think you have the right pepper. Please report back if you figure it out.

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            pharmnerd Dec 6, 2008 08:53 PM

            Yes, well at Taco Nazo, but sounds about the same. Seems brushed with oil, salted then grilled. Good stuff.

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            1. re: pharmnerd
              Dommy Dec 7, 2008 09:43 PM

              The ones at Taco's Baja are better...


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              noshie Dec 6, 2008 05:32 PM

              Yes, I love them, those yellow wax peppers. I have seen them in the stores, I wonder how they are made.

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