3 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.
Ooooh okay! I wonder if I ever had it any not realized it. But I Am sure I would have known.... @VinMcCarthy
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.
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
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.