Cooking with chilies and knowing how to use them… make for good Mexican Food. First, there are more than just a couple of types of chiles… in fact there are hundreds of them. But… for some reason, folks get stuck on thinking that Mexican food is made with either Anaheim chiles or Jalapenos. Good Mexican food restaurants use a variety of chiles… that is if they are worth their salt.
It certainly depends what you want the outcome of your dish to be. Hot is great but each chile has a particular flavor to be considered, as well as adding heat to a dish.
While traveling in Mexico looking for the finest recipes for Milagros, I found the markets were full of “Chile and Veggie Stands.” The colors of the peppers and vegetables were astounding. It made me want to buy everything in sight and head for the nearest kitchen.
The women selling their veggies and chiles were gracious and so friendly. Hope you like the photo of the “Market Hotties.” There were the best!