DRIED DE-STEMMED GUAJILLO CHILES
The Guajillo (wha - hee - oh) Chile Pepper (Capsicum Annuum) is the most common chile in Mexico after the Ancho. The flavor of the Guajillo is distinct, slightly fruity with a strong piney, berry under taste. Guajillo flavors dishes easily, a little goes a long way. This chile measures 3 to 5 inches in length and is about 1 inch wide. The color is a brick red with deep burgundy tones and the skin is smooth. This chile is between a 2-4 on the heat scale of 1-10. Guajillo, combined with the Pasilla and Ancho, form the "Holy Trinity" of chiles used to prepare the traditional mole sauces.Scoville heat units 2,500 to 5,000.
Guajillo is a mildly hot chile, use in sauces, salsa and soups. Add directly to recipes with other spices. The Guajillo Chile imparts a distinctive flavor to refried beans. A little goes a long way!
Dried guajillo chiles.