Smoked Serrano Chiles

Whole Serrano Peppers from Savory Spice
1 Cup Bag  
Net 0.80oz

1 Cup Bag - $3.25
Bag Size: 7" x 4.25"
(Per Ounce Cost: $4.06)


Chiles & Paprikas

When you think of serrano chiles you probably think of the bright green chile available fresh at many markets. Well, this smoked chile is different. These chiles are left on the vine to mature and turn a scarlet red, then picked and smoked dry. Called a chile seco when dried, serrano chiles have a spicy, lingering flavor with subtle notes of berry.

The #1 factor that contributes to a chile's heat level is its maturity. While capsaicin is present at the beginning of the fruit's development, the amount of capsaicin increases as the chile matures. - Chile Today.com

The primary use for these dried chiles is to make authentic spicy sauces. They also pair well with mango or pineapple for a sweet and spicy salsa. Rating at about 4-5 on a heat scale of 1-10, they can be exchanged for chipotles for a slightly different flavor. You can opt to toast them first for added flavor and re-hydrate them by soaking in hot tap water for about 20 minutes. Don’t soak any longer or they can become bitter.

Dietary Information

Black Pepper-Free

Flavor of Smoked Serrano Chiles

Known as chile seco when dried, these have a spicy, lingering flavor with berry notes and medium heat (4-5 on a scale of 1-10).

Uses of Smoked Serrano Chiles

Toast for added flavor. Soak in hot tap water for 20 minutes to rehydrate. Add to sauces and marinades. Pairs well with mango or pineapple for a sweet and spicy salsa.

Smoked Serrano Chiles Recipe

For 4-5 T of mix: Toast 1 stemless chile and 2 t cumin seeds until aromatic (2-4 minutes), stirring constantly. Grind then mix with 4 T kosher salt

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Smoked Serrano Chiles Reviews