2 years ago1,000+ Views
For whatever dish I make, especially if it's Latin food -- I add a copious amount of cayenne pepper. Typically, Puerto Rican food isn't very spicy. I grew up eating very mild dishes, but when I moved out, I started to eat different sorts of foods from all over the world.
A lot of them were SPICY.
And I fell in love. Whether I am cooking eggs or a stew, I shake that cayenne pepper like it's bouncing to trap music. I love how it clears up my sinuses, makes me sweat a little bit, and I add less salt to my spicier dishes.

Do you prefer your food spicy or mild???

Give it to me HOT HOT HOTTTT!!!!!
alsoooo we have a new community on Vingle and it's Latino Culture annddd if you're not already familiar, we have the Latino Food community, too!
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@alywoah not an actual one, but I have had hot sauce that was derived from the peppers, and that nearly melted my eyes out of my head.
2 years ago·Reply
Ooooh okay! I wonder if I ever had it any not realized it. But I Am sure I would have known.... @VinMcCarthy
2 years ago·Reply
It really depends on the source of spice to me. I can do wasabi and hot sauce no problem, but give me some actual fresh habaneros, and I'm like nope nope nope.
2 years ago·Reply
Here's the thing for me about wasabi and hot sauce... 1) I don't think they're hot enough. 2) I hate the taste. I can definitely do like habaneros. I like hot spices that don't really have a strong taste -- cayenne is one of them. @danidee
2 years ago·Reply
It depends on the hot sauce for me. Tabasco is kind of blegh. Whenever they throw too much vinegar into the mix, it masks all the delicious.
2 years ago·Reply