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goobster  ·  64 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 18, 2020

Cayenne is an interesting component in cooking because it changes when you cook it.

Sprinkle it on something that is already done - like deviled eggs, or whatever - and it is a mild and interesting flavor.

Add it as a spice when you are cooking - say, sauté onions in a skillet and use them as a base for your baked dish - and it will be MUCH hotter.

Same with paprika, and I expect other pepper-based spices, too.

So the timing of when you add the cayenne/paprika/cumin to a dish will make a big difference on the heat they impart and the final flavor.