Puya Chile Peppers, Dried

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The rough-around-the-edges sheriff in these here parts. Don’t go startin’ no trouble, else you and the puya chile are gonna have words.

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The slender, mahogany-red colored peppers don’t look like much. Try a bite and you’ll be shocked by how quick on the draw they are with their spice. These skinny guys are hot as hell. Instead of a sharp stinging heat, expect a glowing burn that’ll persistently linger for while as it throbs on your tongue.

Stick your nose in a container of puyas and you’ll find it smells like the desert on a triple digit day – dusty, dry, and pungent. The flavor tastes a bit of a young cherry – sweet and slightly tart. To best extract the flavor use the water the chile reconstituted in as the chile’s heat may quickly overtake its own flavor.

Additional Info

Country of OriginMexico
Shelf Life3 years
Scoville Heat Scale3,500–8,000, 10,000–23,000
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 ApplicationsUse this Puya Chile, with its hot yet fruity flavor to enhance your favorite chili, soup, sauces, rice dishes or salsa. Add to a chicken or fish marinade for a complex flavor with a punch of heat.
IngredientsDried puya chiles.


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