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Dec 2, 2012 05:09 PM

Red Thai Chilies

Does anyone know where to find these? You can get the green version almost everywhere, but I never see the red ones. I make a hot sauce with these and really need to find someone who carries them (they need to be fresh, not dried).


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  1. Um... you buy the green ones and let them sit in a plastic bag for a few days.

    1. You can buy them frozen @ United Noddle as well...they're significantly cheaper and hotter than the fresh ones there.

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      1. re: Foureyes137

        Thanks a lot! Went there tonight and got 2 lbs for $3.99!

      2. Good topic. I have two Thai Pepper plants going on 5 years old ... Put them outside in the summer and generally get a couple pounds of red/green peppers each year. Keep them in the pots near a south facing patio door and they thrive all winter long. This year for a change, I dried about a 1/2 lb of red Thai Peppers and then ground the whole peppers in a mini prep food processor. Covered the ground pepper flakes with vegetable oil - stirred - and placed the ground chili oil in a small (6 oz) glass jar. . So simple, with pure Thai heat and flavors.

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        1. re: Maggie19

          Nice idea! I make a mock sambal with them. I mix them with salt water and let them ferment for 1 week, then I drain them and puree them with vinegar and garlic. Tastes much better than store-bought and cheaper too (especially if you use it as much as I do).

          1. re: jeff55432

            That reminds me of one of my all-time favorite threads on the Home Cooking section, "I Have Discovered the Universal Condiment"