Jalapeno peppers are widely available and can work in a pinch as a substitute for Thai chilis. Jalapenos are quite variable in their heat level and care should be taken to ensure the spice level before adding too many or too few to a dish.
What can I substitute for a Thai chili?
Thai chiles: A thin-skinned chile typically found in red and green, popular in numerous Asian dishes. (Bird chile is the name of the dried form; drying the chile gives it the hook shape, similar to a bird’s beak.) Substitution: Fresh or dried cayenne peppers or serrano chiles.
Which is hotter serrano or jalapeño?
Serrano peppers (pronounced seh-RAH-noh) are hot, literally. With a ranking of 5,000 to 15,000 Scoville units on the chili heat scale, serranos are up to five times hotter than their cousin, the jalapeño. (Jalapeños are rated at 2,000 to 5,000 units.
Which is hotter serrano or Thai chili?
A lesser-heat fresh alternative: Serrano pepper
At their hottest, they’d still be four times milder than the hottest Thai chili you’d experience. But the serrano pepper is one of the hottest chilies with a milder flavor that you’ll find fresh in many mainstream supermarkets.
How many serranos equal a Thai chili?
When using dried Thai chilis, 1 teaspoon is equivalent to about two Thai chilis.
Are green Thai chilies hot?
Throughout Thailand, Green Thai chile peppers have been widely adopted into traditional cuisine since their introduction in the 15th and 16th centuries and have a moderate to hot level of spice, ranging 50,000-100,000 SHU on the Scoville scale.