Thai chili, also known as bird's eye chili, is a chili pepper that is ubiquitous in Southeast Asia. Its intense flavor is used to add heat and fragrance to foods. Thai chilis are very spicy ranging between 50,000 to 100,000 Scoville heat units compared to jalapeño peppers that range between 2,500 to 10,000. Green thai chili peppers are unripe making them earthier, vegetal, and less spicy than red thai chili peppers.
Uses: Sugar and citrus can be used to temper the spiciness of chilis. Mix thai chili with garlic, galangal, ginger, and lemongrass to make a flavorful base for all of your foods. Make a delicious dipping sauce with fish sauce, garlic, lime juice, thai chilis, and sugar.
Fresh thai chilis are low in moisture and freeze well for storage.