Sonoran Spice Blog

  • The Ultimate Hatch Green Chile Pepper Guide

    The Ultimate Hatch Green Chile Pepper Guide

    Hatch green chile peppers are a type of chili pepper that is native to the Hatch/Mesilla Valley in New Mexico and is known for its unique flavor and heat. These peppers are grown in the fertile soil and ideal climate of the Hatch Valley from July to September and are then harvested and roasted to … Read more


  • Aji Limo Peppers – A Tasty Peruvian Pepper

    Aji Limo Peppers – A Tasty Peruvian Pepper

    Aji Limo peppers are a type of chili pepper native to the Andes region of South America. They are an integral part of Peruvian cuisine and are used in a variety of dishes including ceviche, lomo saltado, and papa a la huancaína. Aji Limo peppers are small and round, typically about the size of a … Read more


  • Aji Amarillo Pepper Guide

    Aji Amarillo Pepper Guide

    Aji Amarillo peppers are a type of chili pepper that is commonly used in Peruvian cuisine. They are known for their bright orange color and their unique, fruity flavor. In this article, we will explore the history, cultivation, and uses of Aji Amarillo peppers, as well as some tips for incorporating them into your cooking. … Read more


  • All You Need to Know About Wiri Wiri Peppers

    All You Need to Know About Wiri Wiri Peppers

    Guyana, the South American country bordered by Venezuela, Brazil, and Suriname, is a place of great diversity, and that includes its cuisine. BBQs, stews, hot sauces, and soups are popular dishes in Guyana, and they all have one thing in common: the Wiri Wiri pepper. The Wiri Wiri pepper is a small, red chili pepper … Read more


  • A Comprehensive Guide to Pequin Peppers

    A Comprehensive Guide to Pequin Peppers

    Pequin peppers (pronounced “pee/puh-KEEN”) are small, fiery chili peppers that pack a serious punch. A member of the capsicum annuum family, pequin peppers are closely related to jalapeños and serrano peppers, but these little peppers will make your eyes water and your nose run like a little girl who just realized her Barbie doll’s head … Read more


  • 15 Grilling & BBQ Blogs to Follow

    15 Grilling & BBQ Blogs to Follow

    With grilling season in full swing, we are always on the lookout for new and exciting BBQ and grilling recipes and techniques to pair with our seasonings and extreme hot sauces. The following 15 BBQ blogs and grilling influencers will keep you busy with your grill all summer long. 1. Blog Name: Grill This Smoke … Read more


  • 15 Hot Chili Food and Travel Blogs To Follow

    15 Hot Chili Food and Travel Blogs To Follow

    If you like your food hot and spicy no doubt you are always looking to try out new recipes or visit new restaurants that are ready to tingle your tastebuds. These 15 food bloggers will keep you up to date with the best hot chili recipes or the best places to eat if you like … Read more


  • How Hot Peppers are Used in Different Cuisine

    How Hot Peppers are Used in Different Cuisine

    Hot peppers help add a kick of flavor to otherwise bland dishes. You can add hot peppers to pretty much any food you want, but some cuisines take advantage of hot peppers a lot more than others. If you love spicy food, take a look at these cuisines from around the world and how they … Read more


  • The History of Hot Sauce

    The History of Hot Sauce

    Sriracha. Tabasco. Valentina. Tapatío. If you’re someone who can’t get enough spicy food, you probably recognize these as some of the world’s most popular hot sauces. Hot sauce is an essential condiment in every chilihead’s fridge. Here’s a little history lesson on how hot sauce was first created and how it’s changed over the years! … Read more


  • Pepper Guide: Chocolate Bhutlah

    Pepper Guide: Chocolate Bhutlah

    Have you tried the Chocolate Bhutlah yet? It’s one of the latest peppers to draw attention due to its extreme heat! With its intriguing name and its super-high Scoville rating, it’s quickly gaining a reputation. If you’re curious to learn more about this chili, keep reading! The Heat Behind the Pepper The Chocolate Bhutlah is … Read more


  • Growing Your Own Chili Peppers

    Growing Your Own Chili Peppers

    If you think you’re ready to take on the challenge of growing your own chili peppers, then wait no more! Today we’re going to tell you everything you need to know about how to plant chili seeds and some things to look out for in the process. Keep in mind that growing your own chili … Read more


  • Top 10 Spicy Recipes for Game Day

    Top 10 Spicy Recipes for Game Day

    If it’s your turn to host the big game this year, your job just got a whole lot easier. These delicious recipes are perfect for anybody throwing a party and feeding guests. Say goodbye to spending all day in the kitchen! Finally, you’ll be able to enjoy the game with your friends and family. Loaded … Read more


  • Tips for Reducing Hot Pepper Burn

    Tips for Reducing Hot Pepper Burn

    For hot chili junkies, the burn is one of the attractive things about the peppers. But if the burn ends up being too much for you, there are ways you can find relief. If you’re about to eat or cook a meal with hot peppers, here are some helpful methods to ease the burn in … Read more


  • How Do You Test Peppers for Scoville Units?

    How Do You Test Peppers for Scoville Units?

    The dream for many hot pepper growers is to end up on the World’s Hottest Peppers List. But how will you ever know if you have a winner on your hands if you can’t get it tested for a Scoville heat rating? Here is a guide to help you get your own chili or hot … Read more


  • The Complete Guide to the Cayenne Pepper

    The Complete Guide to the Cayenne Pepper

    If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, you’re probably familiar with cayenne pepper. But have you ever tried the pepper from which this spice originates? The real thing is even better than the spice! This pepper is a beloved variety of the Capsicum annum plant. You probably are very familiar with this … Read more


  • What Are Bird’s Eye Chili Peppers?

    What Are Bird’s Eye Chili Peppers?

    Bird’s Eye Pepper Guide, everything you ever wanted to know about the peppers, where they are grown, how to grow and cook with them and more.


  • The Jalapeño: A Guide to the Classic Hot Pepper

    The Jalapeño: A Guide to the Classic Hot Pepper

    The jalapeño is the king among hot peppers. It’s not the spiciest, but it’s definitely the most popular. You won’t find a hot pepper that’s in more recipes or grocery stores around the world. How did this pepper become such a staple? If you want to find out, keep reading! What they Look Like We … Read more


  • What Are Trinidad Scorpion Peppers?

    What Are Trinidad Scorpion Peppers?

    The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion is listed in second place as the World’s Hottest Pepper. It resembles the habanero and the Scotch Bonnet—but the Trinidad Scorpion has both of these peppers beat with its extreme heat! The Trinidad Scorpion is a variety of the Capsicum chinense species. Trinidad Scorpion versus Carolina Reaper These two are neck … Read more


  • What is the Scoville Scale?

    What is the Scoville Scale?

    The Scoville Scale was invented in 1912 by Wilber Scoville. It is used to measure the pungency of peppers. It is a dilution scale.


  • What Are Carolina Reaper Peppers?

    What Are Carolina Reaper Peppers?

    If you’re looking for a hot pepper, you won’t find anything more extreme than the Carolina Reaper. This chili was first awarded the prestigious title of “World’s Hottest Pepper” in 2013. To this day, it still holds the Guinness world record for the hottest chili pepper in the world. Since 2017 the Carolina Reaper has … Read more


  • The Habanero: Breaking Down the Popular Pepper

    The Habanero: Breaking Down the Popular Pepper

    The ultimate Guide to Habanero Peppers. Learn what they look and taste likem how to grow them, their popularity over time, how habanero peppers rate on the Scoville Heat Scale and much more.


  • What are Ghost Peppers? How Hot Are They?

    What are Ghost Peppers? How Hot Are They?

    The ghost pepper (also known as bhut jolokia) is a super-spicy pepper that originated in India. Although this pepper has been around for centuries, the western world was first introduced to the ghost pepper in 2000. At first, this pepper tastes smoky, almost sweet. But wait thirty or forty seconds—the intense heat sneaks up on you like a ghost.