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FAQs about Cubanelle peppers

Cubanelle peppers aren't spicy, but they have more tingle than a typical sweet pepper. Cubanelles taste like pepper mixed with honey. The flesh and skin are thinner than a bell pepper, and they have a nice snap and tender texture while they're raw. Using the Scoville scale for comparison, the Cubanelle averages 0 to 1,000 Scoville Heat Units while a Jalapeno averages 5,000 SHU. For another comparison, a Poblano Pepper ranges from 1,000 to 1,500. So a Cubanelle is much milder than a jalapeno, but they are comparable to the mildest Poblanos at their spiciest. 

These peppers are a traditional ingredient in sofrito, which is a tomato, pepper, and garlic-based condiment similar to salsa. It's used liberally in many Latin-Caribbean and Slavic dishes. The sweetness and slight heat from Cubanelles pair well with rich foods like cheese, meats, and sauces. In Sicily, they stuff these peppers with pine nuts, bread, and seasonings and bake them. 

The thinness of these peppers combined with their low water content makes them a perfect topping for a classic Italian sausage sandwich. They're also perfect thinly sliced and added to an omelet, casserole, or salad and as a pizza topping in place of bell or banana peppers. You can also roast or grill them, similar to roasted red peppers. You can also use Cubanelles as a slightly warmer alternative bell pepper. Stuff them with goat cheese, chicken, turkey, sausage, or your favorite stuffed pepper ingredients. 

To prep a Cubanelle pepper, first, remove the stem by cutting off the top. Then decide how much of its warmth you want in your dish. If you want your food super mild, first cut the pepper in half and remove the seeds and ribbing at the center of the pepper. If you'd like to keep the little spice this pepper has intact, keep the seeds as you slice the peppers for your meal. By keeping the ribbing and seeds in the dish, you're preserving the capsaicin and imparting its mild spice into your food.