Las Catrinas Chile Ancho, 1 kg


Chile Ancho Las Catrinas 1 kg.


Dry ancho chilies, also known as poblano chilies when fresh, are a popular and versatile ingredient in Mexican cuisine, renowned for their rich flavor and mild heat. These chilies are a variety of Capsicum annuum, and they are typically harvested when fully ripe, then dried to enhance their taste and create a unique culinary profile.

Characteristics of Dry Ancho Chilies:

  • Appearance: Dry ancho chilies have a wrinkled, flat, and heart-shaped appearance. They are usually dark reddish-brown to almost black in color.
  • Size: The size of ancho chilies can vary, but they are generally medium to large, measuring around 4 to 6 inches in length.
  • Flavor Profile: Ancho chilies are prized for their fruity, sweet, and slightly smoky flavor. They have a mild to moderate heat level, making them accessible to a wide range of palates.
  • Aroma: The dried chilies emit a distinctive, earthy aroma with hints of dried fruit and a mild smokiness.
  • Texture: Dry ancho chilies have a soft and pliable texture that allows them to be easily torn or chopped.

Uses of Dry Ancho Chilies:

  • Chili Paste/Sauce: Rehydrated ancho chilies can be blended into a paste or sauce, adding depth and complexity to dishes like enchiladas, tamales, or stews.
  • Mole Sauces: Ancho chilies are a key ingredient in various mole sauces, contributing a rich and nuanced flavor to these complex Mexican sauces.
  • Stews and Soups: Add whole or chopped ancho chilies to stews, soups, and braised dishes for an extra layer of flavor.
  • Marinades: Create flavorful marinades for meats, poultry, or seafood by incorporating rehydrated ancho chilies into the mix.
  • Salsas: Ancho chilies can be used to prepare salsas, either by blending them into a smooth sauce or chopping them for a chunkier texture.
  • Dry Rubs: Ground ancho chili powder is a fantastic addition to dry rubs for barbecues and grilling, providing a smoky and mildly spicy kick.
  • Flavoring Broths and Stocks: Drop a whole ancho chili into broths or stocks to infuse them with a subtle, smoky sweetness.
  • Vegetarian and Vegan Dishes: Ancho chilies can add depth to vegetarian and vegan dishes, such as bean-based stews or roasted vegetable dishes.
  • Careful Selection and Importation: Our dried chillies are of higher quality than you normally find available for sale and have been brought directly from Mexico.


Keep in a cool, dry, and dark place.

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  • Best before: 09/2024

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