I have quite a few receipes needing green chilies and do not know what the equivalent is in spanish

I have quite a few receipes needing green chilies and do not know what the equivalent is in spanish


I have quite a few receipes asking for green chilies. What is the equivalent in spanish for green chilies ?

updated MAR 18, 2010
posted by orod

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New Mexican chiles comes in two varieties, referred to as either green chile or red chile depending on the stage of ripeness in which they were picked

Are you looking for a translation for green chiles or something like this:

2 ½ cups diced green chiles (about 20 chiles)

Chiles: peppers of the capsicum species. The New Mexico chile is a local cultivar of the species, or subspecies otherwise represented as Anaheim peppers. The large, flavorful New Mexican variety gives the region's cuisine much of its distinctive style, and used so extensively that it is known simply as "chile". Green chiles are those that are picked unripe; they are fire-roasted, then peeled before further use. Unlike the ultra-mild canned supermarket green chiles, New Mexico green chiles can range from mild to hotter than jalapeños, and come in grades of spiciness at markets that cater to chile aficionados. The climate of New Mexico tends to increase the capsaicin levels in the chile compared to other areas. Red chiles are the ripe form of the same plant (though particular strains are bred for intended use as red or green chile). Generally more piquant than green chiles, they too can be roasted, but are usually dried; they can be added whole, to spice an entire stew, or more often are ground into powder or sometimes flakes. Freshly dried red chiles are sold in string-bound bundles called ristras, which are a common decorative sight on porches and in homes and businesses throughout the Southwest. Chiles may be referred to as chile peppers, especially if the sentence requires them to be distinguished from the chile sauce made out of them. The bulk of, and allegedly the best of, New Mexico chiles are grown in and around Hatch, in southern New Mexico. Chimayo in northern New Mexico is also well known for its chile peppers.

See also: List of capsicum cultivars

The common species of chili peppers are:

  • Capsicum annuum, which includes many common varieties such as bell peppers, wax, cayenne, jalapeños, and the chiltepin
  • Capsicum frutescens, which includes the tabasco and Thai peppers
  • Capsicum chinense, which includes the hottest peppers such as the naga, habanero, Datil and Scotch bonnet
  • Capsicum pubescens, which includes the South American rocoto peppers *Capsicum baccatum, which includes the South American aji peppers.
updated MAR 18, 2010
edited by 0074b507
posted by 0074b507
What I need is is the receipe calls for green chilies what do I ask for at the supermarket ? They are not pimientos which would be a green pepper - orod, MAR 17, 2010
chiles/chilis-not pimientos verde (green bell pepper) nor jalapeño nor cayenne - 0074b507, MAR 17, 2010
Thanks alot Gfreed I do appreciate your help but if not pimientos and not jalapeños nor cayenne then what is green chilies in spanish ? Perhaps it does not exist ? - orod, MAR 18, 2010
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