Red Chilis anywhere in Hampton Roads?
I love Jamie Oliver and practically all of his recipes include a "red chilli" pepper, which I'm sure is perfectly clear to British cooks but around here I don't know what to use and where to find it - have only been able to find jalapenos, serranos, poblanos and various dried peppers locally. I could probably use dried red pepper flakes but the texture wouldn't be the same. Thanks!
This is the answer I recieved when I sent a query to the Jamie Oliver web site:
Thank you for your email.
Jamie doesn't specify which chillies to use as he likes to leave it open to the individual's personal taste. Some people are very sensitive to chilli and others are real 'heat fiends' and so by specifying a type of chilli Jamie would only be satisfying a much smaller market.
I hope this explains things. We appreciate your interest!
The Enquiries Team
Not really helpful I know...