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Cayenne Pepper

Derived from the Tupi for pepper, cayenne appears in Caribbean, Creole, and Cajun cuisine. It complements shellfish and is an amazing addition to the filling for a Lancashire cheese and onion pie. Cayenne Pepper is hotter than jalapeño and milder than habanero.

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Cayenne pepper not only offers heat but also subtly enhances other flavors, which helped make it popular in early American cooking. In older spice trade definitions, any pepper that was hotter-than-hot was called "cayenne," after an area of South America which once exported super-hot peppers. This pepper adc zip to any dish, and when a recipe calls for pepper heat, this is the pepper you want.

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