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What Pepper? Red, slightly spicy and somewhat sweet

Recursion Feb 5, 2012 07:28 PM

I was at a Mexican restaurant and they served me some sliced peppers on my entrée which I really enjoyed. I tried asking what they were but they didn't speak English so it was a lost cause.

The pepper was sliced thinly, it was red and was just a little bit spicy but also somewhat sweet. It was like a red bell pepper but spicier with a gentler skin. I have searched and searched and keep coming up blank. Anybody have any ideas as to what pepper this was?

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    GH1618 Feb 5, 2012 07:46 PM

    Some types of bell peppers are mildly hot, such as Mexi-Bell.

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    1. re: GH1618
      Recursion Feb 7, 2012 04:51 PM

      Never even heard of these. Thanks

    2. Veggo Feb 5, 2012 07:54 PM

      What was the diameter of the slices?

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      1. re: Veggo
        Recursion Feb 7, 2012 04:53 PM

        short diameter maybe 1/8" and long diameter maybe 1-2"

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          Perilagu Khan Feb 8, 2012 07:13 AM

          The shape sounds like a New Mexico or an Anaheim. Possibly a Cubanelle.

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        wyogal Feb 5, 2012 08:08 PM

        maybe a ripe jalapeno

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          CDouglas Feb 7, 2012 11:42 AM

          Sounds like it could be a ripe Cubanelle pepper.

          Other possibilities are ripe versions of the Poblano or Peppadew.

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            sandylc Feb 7, 2012 02:20 PM


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            1. re: sandylc
              lilmomma Feb 8, 2012 11:43 AM

              have you tried a peppadew? Not really Mexican but fits the description.

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