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Where to buy scotch bonnet peppers?

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Where to buy scotch bonnet peppers?

looking to make a wing sauce for a friend of mine ..
would prefer hotter peppers aswell ..

markets located in woodbridge and it's surroundings is preferred
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Any grocery store - I live dwtn and can buy them from Metro / loblaws
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They're pretty common really, getting peppers hotter than these seems to be a difficult task

Off the top of my head, both Highland Farms and Fortinos and Sobeys local to me all carry them.. sometimes labelled as 'jamaican peppers'
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how spicy will these be?
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I saw a documentary on Jerk Chicken once (the Jamaican and Carribean kind)..i think it was Bobby Flay vs a pro who made it for a living.
Anyways, he swore that Scotch Bonnet Peppers were the key ingredient to making Jerk.

hope that answers your question.
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Probably an episode of "Throwdown!"
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Most Scotch Bonnets have a heat rating of 100,000–350,000 Scoville Units.[3] For comparison, most jalapeño peppers have a heat rating of 2,500 to 8,000 on the Scoville scale.
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planning to make a wing sauce ..
any recipes recommended?
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Scotch bonnets should absolutely not be used for wing sauce. They are meant for condiment hot sauce's, if you need a few drops here or there.

I highly recommend cayenne peppers, which is meant for this. If you want a milder tasting sauce, go for serrano chilies
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Ix2L wrote:
Jan 24th, 2010 2:42 am
planning to make a wing sauce ..
any recipes recommended?
I usually use garlic, shallots, hot peppers, fresh herbs and franks red hot. Saute the garlic, peppers, and shallots in butter, toss the herbs in for the last 30 seconds and pour in the hot sauce. Scrumptious.
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Jan 24th, 2010 3:46 am
Scotch bonnets should absolutely not be used for wing sauce. They are meant for condiment hot sauce's, if you need a few drops here or there.

I highly recommend cayenne peppers, which is meant for this. If you want a milder tasting sauce, go for serrano chilies
I think the only sauce here.... is weak sauce. :cheesygri

Some people can just take the heat.

I occasionally make dishes with scotch bonnet.
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I for one use scotch bonnets for most of my spicy dishes, I find them more flavourful then jalapeños and if used right (don't use a full red one) they can be used to make some killer sauces. I cook Caribbean food professionally and half my family are from Jamaica and the guys is right they are just as important in making jerk spice as thyme and allspice. Just know that you need far less to make something spicy than most other peppers other than habanero or ghost peppers.
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