Deng Long Jiao Chili: Flavor Profile
Deng Long Jiao Chilis (lantern chilis) look like juicy little red fruits. They are plump and round with a vibrant red color. But appearance is where the resemblance stops. These large lantern peppers are smoky and very fragrant. They also pack a mild-moderate heat, depending on the individual pepper, and what your perception of heat is.
At Burma Spice, we love to cook, and only use the freshest, most flavorful ingredients in our kitchen. We want you to have that same experience. That’s why we hand-select each pepper that we package before sending to you for your most authentic, delicious Chinese cuisine at home.
- Deng Long Jiao chili is grown and harvested by farmers in China, who dry these popular red peppers (also called lantern chilis) before shipping to us for packaging. We package these premium peppers right away to seal in their Chinese chili flavor.
- This premium Burma Spice dried chili pepper is ideal for your authentic Asian homemade meals that call for flavor, beautiful color, and moderate heat. Make an inviting and warm Sichuan boiled beef, or colorful stir-fry with beef, chicken, or tofu.
- Also called lantern chilis, these little round peppers are smoky and very fragrant, with a mild to moderate heat (depending on where you stand on the spicy train). Deng Long Jiao Chinese chili is often left whole to add vibrant red color to dishes.
- We hand pack small batches of our large lantern chilis so the package that arrives at your door retains rich, smoky flavor for your authentic Chinese meals. Try our customer satisfaction guarantee (or money back), and be prepared to fall in love.
Cooking with Deng Long Jiao Chili
Many Chinese chefs use these lantern chilis to add vibrant contrast to savory dishes, leaving the plump red peppers whole in recipes like Chongqing chicken (la zi ji) and hot pots. They can also be used for adding smoky heat to chili paste.
Deng Long Jiao is milder than other red Chinese chili peppers, so you can use more of them in your cooking. Still, it’s always best to start slow and work your way up. Of course, every time you test, you get to taste. It’s a win-win and you can’t go wrong.
Here are a few tasty ways you can bring color and spice to your cooking:
Stir-fries: make a warm and tasty Chongqing chicken, Sichuan fried rice, or spicy peppercorn asparagus with tofu.
Slow-Cooked Meats: create mouth-watering Sichuan boiled beef, or use in your braised meats and vegetables.
Hot pots: Deng Long Jiao chili is the perfect companion for a flavorful Sichuan hot pot.
Stews: get adventurous and make a smoky, spiced Chinese chili—either beef or vegetarian. Be sure to invite friends over.
Once you start using these chilis in your homemade Asian recipes, you’ll find other creative ways to use them. Hmmm….Deng Long Jiao pepper bread, a decidedly tasty twist on jalapeño bread.
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