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Black Guajillo Chili Pepper - Dried, Whole - Mexico


Whole Guajillo Chiles from Mexico are a small, dark red, almost black dried chili with the seeds inside for flavor.

Pronounced gwah-HEE-yoh, the Chile Guajillo is a moderately hot chili very widely used in Mexican cuisine. It is one of the most commonly grown peppers in Mexico, and is most often sold dried and whole. It can be ground into flakes or a powder, or soaked and rehydrated for use in pastes, stews, and salsas. Comparable flavor and heat substitutions include the cascabels, New Mexico Chiles, or California Chiles.

Dried Guajillo Peppers are popular for use in the salsa for tamales, and the dried peppers can be used in rubs for chicken and pork. In Tunisian cooking, Guajillo Chilis are used to make Harissa, a hot chile paste.

Whole dried peppers should be stored in the pantry. Though they have a long shelf life, dried spices should be used before they loose their potent flavors.

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