I’m a chile neophyte from Cajun country. I really loved the recipe for "Ophelia’s Salsa de Habanero" in the most recent issue of Fiery-Foods & BBQ magazine. I loved the heat. But I’d like to "Cajunize" it a little by using cayenne pepper and Italian parsley instead of habaneros and cilantro. Is there some kind of scale/chart that could tell me how many cayenne peppers equals the same amount of heat as the 4 habaneros called for in the recipe?
A: Hello Kelly:
Use 8 cayennes and that should work fine.