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I am making a dish that requires Anaheim Peppers. They don't have them in my local store... what else can I use.

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    What sort of dish is it? This answer can very depending on dish. I would replace Anaheim peppers with Jalapeños on a burger, but may substitute for banana peppers if it was a salad.
    – Wulfhart
    Commented Jun 9, 2011 at 18:21
  • Related, but up a few SHUs: Which mild pepper is a good substitute for Serrano pepper?
    – mfg
    Commented Jun 14, 2011 at 17:52

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You need to substitute a mild pepper . . . be careful not to add something much hotter or you may change the whole concept of the dish . . . unless of course you are trying to kick up the heat a bit.

As suggested, a Poblano is the best substitute. Other names for Anaheim peppers are: California Green Chile; Long Green Pepper; and Chile Verde.

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Poblanos are a good substitute, and are pretty common. any mild green pepper would probably be ok. (note: they also call anaheim peppers "new mexico", so maybe they are just labeled differently?)

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  • They also just call them "green chilies", and New Mexicans would argue that this is the correct name. "Anaheim" is a mild varietal of the basic critter. Poblanos tend to run hotter than Anaheims---more like the green chilies they grow around Hatch, but they do make a good substitute. Commented Jun 8, 2011 at 0:07
  • New Mexico and Anaheim are apparently different peppers--the New Mexico are a bit hotter. foodsubs.com/Chilefre.html
    – Ray
    Commented Jun 8, 2011 at 1:46
  • They are the same pepper. Green Chile from New Mexico is bred hotter, so it is often classified differently for cooking. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anaheim_pepper
    – Wulfhart
    Commented Jun 9, 2011 at 17:20
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Look for Cubano peppers or (less likely) Hungarian peppers.

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Hungarian pointed pepper. It's strong:)

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