Nora Chile Peppers, Dried

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This pepper isn’t a chile, but a bell. Its very low, practically nonexistent heat and earthy, fruity flavor have made it a go-to staple in Spanish food as a simple seasoning for finishing foods, for rounding out a romesco sauce, or grinding into homemade sausages.

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If the nora chile was a person it would be a squat, somewhat overweight summer camp leader with a relaxed demeanor and motherly tendencies. She has a hearty laugh and totally endearing, but could do with a shower as she smells from the dry heat and campfire smoke.

The flavor is subtle and earthy. Nora chiles pairs well with meats, fish, root veggies, and savory sauces. If you want to go the Spanish route then add it to homemade chorizo, shrimp ceviche, or a seafood paella. The best piece of advice we have? Toast a nora chile and crush it into chile flakes. Afterwards, keep it in an airtight container at the table and use it the same way you might use black pepper at the table (i.e. on everything). It’ll transform the everyday meal into a small Spanish celebration.

Additional Info

Country of OriginSpain
Shelf Life3 years
Scoville Heat Scale3,500–8,000, 10,000–23,000, 30,000–50,000
Handling / StorageStore in a cool, dry place
CuisineAsian, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Indian, Latin American, Mexican, Pakistani, Southwestern American, Thai
Product StyleWhole
QualitiesAll Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO
Basic PreparationRinse this product with warm water first. To rehydrate, let soak in hot water for 10 minutes. Next, add to any recipe where the product will cook a minimum of 10 minutes. You may also, after rehydration, dice or puree before adding to your recipe.
Recommended ApplicationsThe Nora Chile is prominent in Spanish Cuisine, appearing in dishes such as stews, rice dishes, soups, romesco sauce, chorizo, Bacalao a la Vizcaina. Try this pepper in mashed potatoes, crab cakes, or sautéed or grilled with vegetables, seafood, or sausage. Complimentary to seafood like rockfish, crab, octopus, or cod make sure to also try this chile paired with poultry.
IngredientsDried nora chiles.


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