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Methais

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RE: Sport Peppers - What are they? Tue, 04/14/09 3:33 PM (permalink)
rouxdog


A little research can be useful. I just googled "sport peppers". The second site was ROADFOOD! A good discussion took place in 2004. Check it out.


You do realize that the thread you're referring to is this thread, right?
 
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    ann peeples

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    RE: Sport Peppers - What are they? Tue, 04/14/09 3:39 PM (permalink)
    I love Chicago style dogs, and when I cant get to a restaurant that has "authentic"ones, I try and make my own.I found sport peppers, believe it or not, in the Mexican food section of our local grocery store. And I found them at a Mexican food store. The only thing I have to have someone bring me, or order online, is that neon green relish. And that is a must!
     
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      rouxdog

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      RE: Sport Peppers - What are they? Tue, 04/14/09 5:28 PM (permalink)
      Hey Annie the neon green relish is likely in your kitchen!!!!!!!
      ingredients..........
      store bought sweet relish, mix with
      green food coloring until you feel good.........

      Hence, neon green relish!
       
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        Adjudicator

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        RE: Sport Peppers - What are they? Tue, 04/14/09 7:19 PM (permalink)
        Mosca


        Substitute pepperoncinis.


        Substitute serranos.  Much better.
         
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          JMG

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          RE: Sport Peppers - What are they? Tue, 04/14/09 10:12 PM (permalink)
          We call 'em 'dynamite sticks' when ordering a Chicago-Style hotdog. I like them but they don't like me...too hot for my taste. I prefer pepperoncini, they still give you a bit of a kick but they're not as overpowering as dynamite sticks, at least to my taste. Pepperoncini are also good with Italian Beef sandwiches. My favorite brand is Dell' Alpe.

          www.dellalpe.com
           
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            RE: Sport Peppers - What are they? Wed, 04/15/09 12:13 AM (permalink)
            Michael Hoffman


            Foodbme


            Michael Hoffman


            Thanks for the information. It just seemed to me that sport peppers must have an actual name other than sport pepper, and from photos I thought they resembled serranos.



            They are a specific cultivated variety, or cultivar, of Capsicum annuum.

            Yes, I'm aware of that. What I wanted to know is which "specific cultivated variety." I'm sure the specific cultivated variety has a name, and it's not sport pepper.


            According to Wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capsicum_annuum , Capsicum Annuum covers a broad spectrum of Peppers. Sport Peppers are mentioned, but no specific sub species is mentioned  I don't think the species chart goes any deeper than that. I don't think there is a specific species for sport peppers. They must be a hybrid of several other sub-species. But who knows??? 
            You've thrown down the Gauntlet on the subject and my Mission is to find the answer----
            Perhaps it lies with the Holy Grail or the recipe for the KFC 11 Secret Herbs & Spices!!
             
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              RE: Sport Peppers - What are they? Wed, 04/15/09 12:39 AM (permalink)

               
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                RE: Sport Peppers - What are they? Wed, 04/15/09 9:23 AM (permalink)
                Scroll down for the pix and detail in the link.
                 
                RESEMBLES Tabasco, but is in the family of Capiscum Annum.
                 
                http://www.tomatogrowers.com/hot5.htm
                <message edited by fabulousoyster on Wed, 04/15/09 9:45 AM>
                 
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                  RE: Sport Peppers - What are they? Wed, 04/15/09 10:59 AM (permalink)
                  fabulousoyster


                  Scroll down for the pix and detail in the link.
                   
                  RESEMBLES Tabasco, but is in the family of Capiscum Annum.
                   
                  http://www.tomatogrowers.com/hot5.htm


                  Scrolling further down, I used to grow those Thai Hot Ornamentals indoors. Man, those were hot! I would let the pods dry out and make a "shake" of the powder, for use on eggs etc.
                   
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                    RE: Sport Peppers - What are they? Wed, 04/15/09 1:53 PM (permalink)
                    Foodbme


                    Michael Hoffman


                    Foodbme


                    Michael Hoffman


                    Thanks for the information. It just seemed to me that sport peppers must have an actual name other than sport pepper, and from photos I thought they resembled serranos.



                    They are a specific cultivated variety, or cultivar, of Capsicum annuum.

                    Yes, I'm aware of that. What I wanted to know is which "specific cultivated variety." I'm sure the specific cultivated variety has a name, and it's not sport pepper.


                    According to Wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capsicum_annuum , Capsicum Annuum covers a broad spectrum of Peppers. Sport Peppers are mentioned, but no specific sub species is mentioned  I don't think the species chart goes any deeper than that. I don't think there is a specific species for sport peppers. They must be a hybrid of several other sub-species. But who knows??? 
                    You've thrown down the Gauntlet on the subject and my Mission is to find the answer----
                    Perhaps it lies with the Holy Grail or the recipe for the KFC 11 Secret Herbs & Spices!!


                    In our Quest to get the answer to this burning question, I sent an email to Dave Dewitt at www.fiery-foods.com
                    Dave DeWitt is one of the foremost experts in the world on chile peppers and spicy foods, and has written more than 30 books on those subjects, including his latest, Cuisines of the Southwest.
                    We'll see how he responds.
                     
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                      RE: Sport Peppers - What are they? Wed, 04/15/09 2:19 PM (permalink)
                      Neat!
                       
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                        RE: Sport Peppers - What are they? Thu, 04/16/09 12:46 AM (permalink)
                        Michael Hoffman


                        Neat!

                         
                        OK Michael and all others who are sitting on the edge of your seats waiting for the tablets to come down from the Chile Mountaintop, here's  the response from the Foremost Authority on Chile Peppers, Dave Dewitt:
                        " Hello Jim:
                        Jeez, nobody wants that kind of information, (Except Michael Hoffman, 'my add') but here it is: Capsicum annuum c.v. 'Sport Pepper', where c.v. stands for cultivated variety.
                        Dave"

                        That's it------ The Latin Names Food Chain does not go down any further than CAPSCIUM ANNUUM. Deal With It!! The end of the Divinci Code Search!!


                         
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                          Big Kahuna Kooks

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                          RE: Sport Peppers - What are they? Sat, 05/9/09 12:33 PM (permalink)
                          Those of us in Florida can buy a jar at Hot Dog Heaven on sunrise blvd. for a couple bucks. i think we've covered CAPSCIUM ANNUUM ad nauseum....bkk
                           
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                            RE: Sport Peppers - What are they? Sat, 05/9/09 11:34 PM (permalink)
                            Big Kahuna Kooks


                            Those of us in Florida can buy a jar at Hot Dog Heaven on sunrise blvd. for a couple bucks. i think we've covered CAPSCIUM ANNUM ad nauseam....bkk


                            No Big Deal! It's  just  a name of a pepper with the name, Sport Peppers, in the Capscium Annum family-- NBD!!! No Mystique involved!!
                             
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                              angelacool

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                              RE: Sport Peppers - What are they? Sat, 06/12/10 11:09 PM (permalink)
                              interesting thoughts here... but sport peppers are simply pickled serranos!!
                               
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                                RE: Sport Peppers - What are they? Sun, 06/13/10 9:19 AM (permalink)
                                Here's a link for Mississippi Sport Peppers
                                 
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                                  enginecapt

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                                  RE: Sport Peppers - What are they? Sun, 06/13/10 9:58 AM (permalink)
                                  Sport peppers are vile, vinegary little abominations. Pre-vinegar, they're flavorful little bundles of goodness.
                                   
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                                    oxyk

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                                    Re:Sport Peppers - What are they? Tue, 06/29/10 3:00 PM (permalink)
                                    Go to your ethnic foods section, in the Mexican isle and buy pickled serrano peppers in a small can. They are the exact same pepper.
                                     
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                                      mayor al

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                                      Re:Sport Peppers - What are they? Tue, 06/29/10 4:11 PM (permalink)
                                      Didn't Ron White do a comedy bit titled, "They call me 'Sporty pepper'?"
                                       
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                                        Re:Sport Peppers - What are they? Tue, 06/29/10 4:14 PM (permalink)
                                        mayor al


                                        Didn't Ron White do a comedy bit titled, "They call me 'Sporty pepper'?"

                                        Don't know about "Sporty Pepper", but he does use "They call me Tater Salat" and his son is "Tater Tots"
                                         
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                                          RE: Sport Peppers - What are they? Thu, 10/14/10 5:14 PM (permalink)
                                          angelacool


                                          interesting thoughts here... but sport peppers are simply pickled serranos!!


                                          Are we so sure about that? Wikipedia says so, but that could be a mistake. Serranos are 10,000 - 25,000 scoville units, while Sport peppers are fairly mild. 
                                           
                                          Also, why would this farm in Ohio grow both Serranos and Sport peppers, list one as hot and one as milder if they were the same?
                                          boyerts.com/2010%20%20HOT%20PEPPERS.pdf
                                           
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                                            RE: Sport Peppers - What are they? Thu, 10/14/10 5:17 PM (permalink)
                                            Here are the descriptions from the farm's website:
                                             
                                            27. SERRANO very hot chile called for in many recipes.  Candle-flame shaped fruits are 2 1⁄4” 
                                            long, green then red at full maturity.  Suitable for salsas and sauce recipes as well as eating 
                                            fresh. Vigorous bearer.  10,000 22,000 Scoville units 
                                             
                                            30. SPORT 75 days.  Use as a pickled pepper on hot dogs and other sandwiches.  Peppers are 
                                            1.5 x .5”.  Medium-hot and an essential condiment in a Chicago-style hot dog.   
                                             
                                            And an excerpt from a book about hot peppers (grabbed from Barry Popik's great site)
                                             
                                            Hot Peppers: 
                                            The Story of Cajuns and Capsicum
                                             
                                            By Richard Schweid 
                                            Edition: 2, revised, illustrated 
                                            Chapel Hill, NC: UNC Press 
                                            1999 
                                            Pg. 24: 
                                            “Then my daddy took to growin’ sport peppers. Sports are not as large as cayennes, and not so small as tabascos. They’re an in-between size. They were called sports because they didn’t burn your hand when you picked them. Also, a sport pepper looks like somebody dressed up in a nice, new suit. That’s just how it looks.”
                                             
                                             
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                                              RE: Sport Peppers - What are they? Thu, 10/14/10 5:24 PM (permalink)
                                              Did anyone from the New Mexico Roadfood Tour ask the Good Professor at NMSU about Sport Peppers? If not, maybe someone, (like Jane or Michael), could contact him and get the Authorative Scoop on them. 
                                               
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                                                RE: Sport Peppers - What are they? Fri, 10/15/10 2:53 PM (permalink)
                                                I actually called the Tomato Growers Supply Company (I know, I get obsessed with these things) who sells seeds for both and she says they (Serrano and Sport) are absolutely different peppers. Different shape and size and they grow different flowers. 
                                                 
                                                I've noticed some recent articles and posts reciting that "sport peppers are actually pickled serranos" but it looks like this is not the case, although I'm sure they make a fine substitute. Of course i won't be 100% convinced until I grow and pickle both myself....
                                                 
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                                                  RE: Sport Peppers - What are they? Fri, 10/15/10 5:23 PM (permalink)
                                                  We're going to settle this once and for all. I just emailed Dr. Paul Bosland, World Renowned Authority on all things in the Pepper Universe, at The Chile Pepper Institute at New Mexico State University and ask him to identify & define exactly what "Sport Peppers" are. Should hear back next week and will post his reply.
                                                   
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                                                    RE: Sport Peppers - What are they? Thu, 08/18/11 11:42 AM (permalink)
                                                    Bump...So does anyone know the answer to what Sport Peppers are ?
                                                     
                                                    I would like to possible add a Chicago Dog to my menu but I would like to get it right....
                                                     
                                                    I was thinking of possibly using Peppercini's if they are the correct pepper...Or possibly pickling my own peppers...
                                                    thanks, Schmelly
                                                     
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                                                      RE: Sport Peppers - What are they? Thu, 08/18/11 1:48 PM (permalink)
                                                      Schmelly, for authenticity:
                                                       
                                                      http://www.viennabeef.com/products/item.asp?PRODUCT_ID=21
                                                       
                                                      Brad
                                                       
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                                                        RE: Sport Peppers - What are they? Thu, 08/18/11 2:03 PM (permalink)
                                                        Il Primo Products manufactures actual Sport Peppers found on Chicago Dogs.  They will sell them directly to you if you buy them in quantity:
                                                             
                                                        You can see a picture of the Il Primo pepper on the first page of this post.
                                                         
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                                                          RE: Sport Peppers - What are they? Thu, 08/18/11 2:11 PM (permalink)
                                                          I used to sell the Il Primo Sport Peppers in my store so I went downstairs to read the bottle.
                                                           
                                                          I forgot that they're sold and manufactured by Garden Row Foods.
                                                           
                                                          Their website is:  www.eathot.com
                                                           
                                                          Contact them and they'll tell you all about them.
                                                           
                                                          Garden Row Foods also reps items made by other manufacturers and is a good contact for those of you that need hot sauces and other type condiments.
                                                           
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                                                            RE: Sport Peppers - What are they? Thu, 08/18/11 8:01 PM (permalink)
                                                            thanks for the info Mar.....How hot would you say these Sport Peppers are ? 
                                                             
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