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Dried Pasilla Chile 8 oz.

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Native to Mexico Pasilla Chiles are also known as chile negro or Pasilla negro and are actually the dried version of the Chilaca Chiles which are dark green chilies that pack a similar heat to the Poblanos pepper. These long, thin chile peppers are

  • Weight: 8 oz.
  • Pieces: Whole Pods
  • Package: Plastic bag
  • Scoville Units: 1,000 - 2,000 (mild)

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Native to Mexico Pasilla Chiles are also known as chile negro or Pasilla negro and are actually the dried version of the Chilaca Chiles which are dark green chilies that pack a similar heat to the Poblanos pepper. These long, thin chile peppers are typically 5"- 6" in length and 1" wide at the top (by the stem).

When dried the resulting Pasilla Chiles are almost black in color and their appearance is similar to that of a raisin. The taste is pungent but with a rich flavor and herb like undertones that is sophisticated and long-lasting.

The Dried Pasilla Chile is a key chile in the famous "holy trinity" of Mexican chiles used in Mexican moles along with the Ancho and the Mulato chiles. Mulato chiles are closely related to the Ancho chile but they are not the same.

Cooking Ideas

Pasilla Chiles are usually toasted and then ground to be used in salsas, stews and in several mole sauces. Several of the more popular recipes calling for Pasillas are Red Enchilada Sauce, Pasilla Shrimp Soup and Spicy Moroccan Lamb Stew.

Health Benefits

  • The peppers are considered to be rich sources of Vitamins B and C along with iron and magnesium.
  • It is considered to be a low- calorie food which is high in dietary fiber and low in sodium.
  • Pasilla negro it's also completely cholesterol-free.

Directions on how to Rehydrate

Stem and seed the chiles, then place them in a skillet, on a comal, or in a 250 degree oven and dry-roast them for three to four minutes. Shake them once or twice and be careful not to scorch them or else they will taste bitter. The chiles should then be added to water that has been heated to just below the boiling point - if it is boiling, the chiles will lose flavor. Use just enough water to cover the chiles and press them down with a lid. Allow them to sit for 20 minutes or until they are soft.

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To reconstitute dried Chili pods, remove stem and seeds. Place chiles in a pot of water that is just about to boil. Remove from heat and allow to soak for 20-30 minutes or until tender. Once chiles are reconstituted, place in a blender or food processor to chop.

How to Store

Store dried chiles (and chile powder) in an airtight container in a cool, dry, dark place. Although it is possible to store them for extended periods of time, it is better to use them within six months. If you do keep them longer, check through them occasionally and discard any that have spoiled.

Scoville Heat Unit

Variety Scoville Units
Trinidad Scorpion "Butch T" 1,463,700 S
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T
Bhut Jolokia Pepper 1,041,427
Dorset Naga Pepper 923,000
Red Savina Pepper 350,000 - 580,000
Jamaican Hot Pepper 100,000 - 200,000
Rocoto Pepper 50,000 - 100,000
Pequin Pepper 75.000 H
O
T
Super Chilli Pepper 40,000 - 50,000
Cayenne Pepper 30,000 - 50,000
de Arbol Pepper, Japones 15,000 - 30,000
Aji Pepper 12,000 - 30,000
Serrano pepper 5,000 - 23,000 M
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D
I
U
M
Hot Wax Pepper 5,000 - 10,000
Chipotle 5,000 - 10,000
Jalapeno Pepper 2,500 - 8,000
Guajillo Pepper 2,500 - 5,000
Pasilla Pepper 1,000 - 2,000 M
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D
Ancho Pepper 1,000 - 2,000
Anaheim Pepper 500 - 2,500
Pimento Pepper 100 - 500
Bell Pepper 0

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Dried Pasilla Chile 8 oz.

Dried Pasilla Chile 8 oz.

Native to Mexico Pasilla Chiles are also known as chile negro or Pasilla negro and are actually the dried version of the Chilaca Chiles which are dark green chilies that pack a similar heat to the Poblanos pepper. These long, thin chile peppers are

  • Weight: 8 oz.
  • Pieces: Whole Pods
  • Package: Plastic bag
  • Scoville Units: 1,000 - 2,000 (mild)

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