Tianjin peppers, also known as Chinese red peppers or Tien Tsin chilies, are a popular variety dried chili named for the region in China in which they are grown. They are mild in heat with a complex aroma that is sweet, fruity, and aromatic. It is essential ingredient in Hunan and Szechuan cuisine to add fragrance, spice, and flavor.
Uses: Stir-fry chilies in oil to bring out their aroma before adding the rest of your ingredients. Tianjin peppers are an excellent addition to stir-fry dishes, soups, and braises.