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Can I replace substitute bell peppers that aren't spicy in Chili Mussels?

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Chilis are too spicy for me. Will the recipe below still work with bell peppers that aren't spicy?

I'm assuming that the chili is intended just to spice the mussels. Does the chili serve another purpose?

Linda Duncan, Mussels: Preparing, Cooking and Enjoying a Sensational Seafood, p 100.

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Yes, you can substitute these ingredients without worrying.

Bell peppers and chilli peppers belong to the same family, the Capsicum. The difference in taste is nearly negligible, the main difference is, as you noted the spiciness, between the two. So just go for it and enjoy it!

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The difference in taste depends on the peppers in question. I've never had a bell pepper taste nearly as fruity as an habanero, for example. Peter Taylor‭ 16 days ago

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