They are commonly used in Mexican cuisine and are popular worldwide. Some of the popular brands of red chili flakes have a mixture of three or more types of pepper chilies including cayenne pepper. Marinades – Make cayenne pepper your next secret ingredient for a marinade. Last but not the least, as the milder cousin of poblano peppers, bell peppers are a good alternative for poblanos and the two peppers are somewhat interchangeable. These chile plants have low yields. – The type of recipe: this is strictly connected to the characteristics of the pepper. In Asian markets, you can easily get the flakes. In Asian cuisine, they are added in whole (like Tien Tsin peppers) to provide spiciness to a dish. For the brave or the stupid or those who have built up a tolerance for spicy food, these hot chili peppers are about as hot as you want to get. You may have to adjust the quantity according to the heat content of the flakes. Delicious on sandwiches or burgers. While poblanos look more like the common bell pepper, jalapenos have a “chili pepper” look to them. Luckily for culinary and novice chefs alike, this is no longer the case. Use a 1-to-1 amount of red pepper flakes when substituting for cayenne pepper. This spicy ingredient is a fairly common household item, but sometimes you just run out. Just 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper and your next batch of grilled BBQ chicken will be that much better. Depending on the source, red pepper flakes may be milder or spicier than cayenne pepper powder. Make sure to adapt the heat in your recipe because the peppers have a different level. There is also another variety that is obtained from fully ripe poblano peppers, which is called Mulato pepper and is brown colored. You can always use it to make pork with some vegetables. Chipotle has a smoky flavor which is more appealing to most people than that of the cayenne pepper. Thus, it is good to know about cayenne pepper substitutes. Small peppers that are so hot that you’ll feel like a dragon, meaning you’ll have the feeling of fire coming out of your mouth. Cayenne peppers are close cousins with jalapenos and bell peppers and have their origin in Central and South America. When Calvin isn’t gardening or learning more about peppers and botany, he might be traveling new places or playing some music. Specifically, green bell peppers are the type of bell pepper that is closest to resemble poblanos’ aspect and taste, with their earthy and rich flavor that is less sweet than colored bell peppers. The habanero Chili pepper probably originated in Peru where domestic specimens well over 8,000 years old have been found in archaeological digs. Anything within C.Annum that's similarly spicy should work at least ok as a sub. Although available they are much less common than the orange habanero. Tien Tsin peppers can be purchased in Asian markets and specialty spice stores, as well as online. It is basically the Jalapeno peppers in roasted form.