A variety of a thin, red chili pod that is dried and ground. This pepper is very hot and has a strong, biting flavor. It is a deep rusty-orange color and ground to the consistency similar to paprika. Add anywhere that heat is desired. Cayenne Pepper is good in most Mexican and Cajun dishes. Add to dips, nachos, guacamole, blackened fish or meats, pasta, barbecue sauces, buffalo wings, stir fry dishes and tomato based foods. Adds a flair of flavor to french fries and popcorn.