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Apr 27, 2009 06:12 AM

Where to find Scotch Bonnet Peppers?

I'm trying to cook a particular Caribbean food dish and cannot find these elusive peppers. I could substitute them for Peron peppers but the taste is not quite the same.

Any suggestions for a Caribbean or other ethnic food store or any store that may carry these? Closer to the South Bay would be a bonus as that's where I'm located.


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  1. You might have better luck Substituting Habaneros since they are of the Same Family. the taste is not the same but It Might be closer than the Perons and Habaneros can be found at any Mexican market in LA

    1. The most 'Caribbean' oriented market I've found is Dat Moi. They aren't open late (7ish?).
      Bristol Farms or Whole Paycheck might be worth a try.

      I think you'll find that Habanero chiles are pretty close, taste wise.

      Dat Moi Market
      14415 Crenshaw Blvd, Gardena, CA 90249

      1. I guess, when in season, I have seen Scotch Bonnets at Whiole Foods in Studio city.

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        1. re: Hughlipton

          I have not thought about calling my local yuppy stores: Whole Foods, Bristol Farms, etc...and will try calling them.

          I called Dat Moi and the cashier said they had yellow peppers but didn't know the name. Scotch Bonnets are typically orange so I think they might not have them. The few other places I've called have had them but not at the moment. Drats!

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