Chile Pasilla Las Catrinas, 1kg


Chile Pasilla Las Catrinas 1 kg.


Pasilla chilies are a type of dried chili pepper that originates from Mexico. They are renowned for their rich, earthy flavor and mild to medium heat, making them a popular choice in Mexican cuisine. The pasilla chili is typically long and slender, ranging from 6 to 8 inches in length, with a wrinkled, dark brown to almost black appearance. Its name, "pasilla," translates to "little raisin" in Spanish, which reflects its dark and dried appearance.


  • Flavor Profile: Pasilla chilies are prized for their complex flavor, which includes notes of dried fruit, cocoa, and a mild, smoky undertone. They are less hot compared to some other chili varieties, making them suitable for a wide range of palates.
  • Heat Level: On the Scoville scale, which measures the spiciness of chili peppers, pasilla chilies typically fall in the range of 1,000 to 2,500 Scoville Heat Units. This places them in the mild to moderate heat category.
  • Appearance: The dried pasilla chili is long, slender, and dark brown to black in color. Its wrinkled, shiny skin adds to its distinctive appearance, and it often has a slightly curved shape.
  • Aroma: Pasilla chilies boast a fragrant aroma with a combination of earthiness and smokiness. The dried form intensifies these characteristics, providing a robust scent that enhances the overall culinary experience.


  • Sauces and Salsas: Pasilla chilies are commonly used to make traditional Mexican sauces, such as mole, enchilada sauce, or salsa. Their deep flavor profile contributes complexity and depth to these culinary creations.
  • Stews and Soups: The mild to moderate heat of pasilla chilies makes them a versatile ingredient in soups and stews. They can be added whole or rehydrated and blended into the base for an infusion of flavor without overwhelming spiciness.
  • Meat and Seafood Dishes: Pasilla chilies pair well with various meats and seafood. They can be used in rubs, marinades, or as a key ingredient in slow-cooked dishes, enhancing the overall taste with their distinctive flavor.
  • Chiles Rellenos: Pasilla chilies are often used for making chiles rellenos, a classic Mexican dish where the chilies are stuffed, battered, and fried. Their mild heat allows the flavors of the stuffing to shine through.
  • Vegetarian and Vegan Dishes: Due to their rich flavor and moderate heat, pasilla chilies are an excellent addition to vegetarian and vegan dishes, adding depth and complexity to plant-based recipes.
  • 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 place.

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  • Best before: 11/2024




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