Long Thai Chilies
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Long chilies aren’t very spicy, but have a nice flavor. They are most commonly used dried to make red curry paste. The name of this chili translates into English as “Chili which points to the sky”, or “sky pointing chili”. These chilies are about 4-8″ in length, about 3-4x as long as the medium-sized chili above.
Storage: You can store chilies sealed in the refrigerator, or frozen in the freezer. I tend to buy a bunch and freeze them, as I don’t notice much difference in flavor, and they last forever.