Frieda's Specialty Produce - Dried De Arbol Peppers

Overview

What are Dried De Arbol peppers?

  • In Spanish, the name means “tree-like,” perhaps because of its woody stems. Other names for the De Arbol are pico de pájaro (bird’s beak) and cola de rata (rat’s tail), because of the long, slender shape of the pepper. These peppers are green when sold fresh and red when dried. This hot pepper is primarily used to make cayenne pepper seasoning. Heat is 6-7 out of 10 on the Scoville heat scale.

How to Eat

  • Grind, crush, chop or use whole to add flavor and heat to sauces, soups, or stews. Always handle peppers with caution and wear gloves – never touch your eyes, nose or mouth directly after handling chiles.

Health Benefits

  • Hot peppers are packed with capsaicin, which is being studied for its pain-relieving properties.

How to Choose

  • Choose semi-flexible pods and store in a cool, dry place.

How to Store

  • Use within 2 months of purchase for best flavor.

When are they in season?

  • Year-round

Where are they grown?

  • Product of Mexico

Recipes

Spicy Garlic Shrimp

Spicy Garlic Shrimp Ingredients 1/2 cup olive oil 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 to 2 Frieda’s Dried chile de arbol peppers, crushed into little pieces 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined Salt to taste 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano … Continue reading