poblano peppers in calgary
Anyone know somewhere in Calgary where I can regularly find poblano peppers, especially in the SW?
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Surprisingly, I've actually found them at the Safeway on 4th and Elbow Dr SW. Pretty much the only reason I ever head into that poor excuse for a supermarket. It's more likely that they'll have Anaheim's and/or jalapenos however.
I really wish there was a great pepper source in cow-town. Most of the year, even when I do find the variety of pepper I'm looking for, they tend to be pretty bland when compared to similar varieties in the states or Mexico (obviously).
Any good peppers been sighted at the farmers markets lately?
Sobeys-at least the one in Shawnessey-often has a good variety in peppers. Not too long ago they had bhut jolokias (sp?), or ghost peppers. They also carry a good variety of dried. I have no real serious complaints about finding the peppers I want in Calgary, or a reasonable substitute, but you will have to go to several sources, just like everywhere else.
there is another thread on this topic here (not sure why my previous comment about this was deleted?): http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/768592
i've seen them at pretty much every grocery chain (superstore, walmart supercentre, sobey's, etc.), but they don't stock them consistently so it's kind of hit-and-miss. unfortunately, this makes it difficult to plan your cooking ahead. i would say walmart carries them most consistently, from what i've seen.