Whole Pasilla Chili Peppers - Translated from Spanish, the word “pasilla” means “little raisin”, which alludes to the dark skin and somewhat raisin-like aroma of this pepper. It is also known as chile negro. The Pasilla Chili is an elongated, flat chile, measuring 6 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide. The Pasilla's wrinkled body curves into an arc. The color of this pepper is dark purple-black; similar to the color of an Eggplant or a Raisin. This thin fleshed chile has a berry flavor with herbaceous tones. The word Pasilla comes from the word "PASA" which means "little black raisin". Pasilla Negros, combined with the Ancho and Guajillo, form the "holy trinity" of chiles used to prepare the traditional mole sauces. This is a medium hot chile, on the heat scale this chile is a 3-5.Scoville heat units 1,000-2,000.
Suggested Use: Pasilla Negro is a medium hot chile. Use it in traditonal Mexican recipes. Be adventurous and add it to meat loaf, beef stew or corn chowder. Great in sauces, salsa and soups. This chile is a flavorful ingredient for cream sauce dishes.
Basic Prep: Rinse product first with warm water. soak in hot water for 10 minutes to rehydrate or add directly to recipe that will cook at least 10 minutes. Once rehydrated, dice or puree and add to a recipe.
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