Frieda's Specialty Produce - Serrano Peppers

Overview

What is a Serrano pepper?

  • The Serrano is the most widely used fresh pepper in Mexico and the Southwest United States. It is most commonly seen in its green, fresh form, although red Serranos are sometimes available. It is thought to have originated in the mountain ridges or “serranias,” in Mexico. Serrano Chiles have thin skins and are not as meaty as a Jalapeño Peppers. On a heat scale of 1 to 10, Serranos rank about a 7.

How to Eat

  • Use to flavor Latin dishes, sauces, relishes, and chili; good for pickling and roasting.

Health Benefits

  • Good source of vitamin C.

How to Choose

  • Choose peppers with smooth, firm skins.

How to Store

  • Store refrigerated, unwrapped up to 2 weeks.

When are they in season?

  • Year-round

Where are they grown?

  • Product of Mexico and U.S.A.

Recipes

Thai Beef Green Curry

Thai Beef Green Curry Original recipe and photo by Mira Borvornsin / The High Heel Gourmet ingredients 3 to 6 tablespoons Green Curry Paste (recipe below) 1 pound beef shank, short ribs, or stew beef 2 cups coconut cream, divided … Continue reading

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Ginger, Lemon & Chile

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Ginger, Lemon & Chile Ingredients 4 heirloom tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch wedges 2 tablespoons minced, peeled fresh ginger Zest from 1 lemon, plus 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 small jalapeno … Continue reading

Spicy Chicken or Cheese Tamales

Spicy Chicken or Cheese Tamales Ingredients 1 package corn husks 1 recipe masa dough (see below) Filling (see below) Red Chile Sauce Masa Dough 3/4 to 1 cup warm water 3/4 cup vegetable shortening 2 cups masa harina (corn flour) … Continue reading

Cheese Filling for Tamales

Ingredients: 3/4 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded 3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded 1/4 cup onion, minced 1-2 fresh Frieda’s Jalapeno or Serrano chiles, seeded, stems removed, and finely chopped Steps: Stir together all ingredients. Makes enough filling for about … Continue reading

Vegetables Olé

Vegetables Olé Do you wonder like we do what veggie to serve with your fave Mexican dish? Wonder no more. Here it is. And the secret isn’t in the vegetables, so we’ve given you lots to pick from. No, the … Continue reading

Steamed Vegetables Serrano

Steamed Vegetables Serrano Ingredients: 1 or 2 Frieda’s Serrano Chiles 2 yellow crookneck squash, thinly sliced 12-ounce baby carrots, trimmed 1/2 of a 10-ounce package Frieda’s Pearl Onions, peeled according to package instructions 1 tablespoon margarine 1 tablespoon lime juice 1-1/2 teaspoon fresh … Continue reading

Mexican Vegetable Sauté

Mexican Vegetable Sauté Ingredients: 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1/2 cup chopped onions 1 to 2 Frieda’s Elephant Garlic Cloves, peeled, halved and thinly sliced 1 to 2 Frieda’s Fresh Chiles (such as Jalapeño, Serrano, or Fresno) seeded and cut into … Continue reading

Mexican Tomatoes

Mexican Tomatoes Take those beautiful, red, juicy fruits south of the border. (Yes, tomatoes are actually fruit.) Sweet, tangy, spicy, juicy, and crunchy—it’s a fiesta in your mouth! Ingredients 1/3 cup white vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 large tomatoes … Continue reading

Easy New Mexico Cornbread

Easy New Mexico Cornbread Ingredients: 1 13-ounce package cornbread mix 1 cup creamed corn 2/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped 1 tablespoon cilantro, minced 1 to 2 Roasted Hatch Chiles (or other peppers of your choice such … Continue reading

Chayote Guacamole Dip

Chayote Guacamole Snack Ingredients: Frieda’s Chayote Squash, quartered 1 large ripe avocado 1/2 cup chopped onion 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1 medium tomato, chopped 2 fresh Frieda’s Serrano or Jalapeño Chiles, seeded and chopped 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 … Continue reading

Tomatillo Nachos

Tomatillo Nachos Ingredients: Your choice of a tomatillo salsa: Salsa de Tamatillo, Salsa Verde, or Habanero Salsa Verde Tortilla chips 2 to 3 cups shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese Steps: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange tortilla chips on … Continue reading

Salsa Serrano (Mexican Chile Sauce)

Salsa Serrano (Mexican Chile Sauce) Ingredients: 6 Frieda’s Yellow Chiles 6 Frieda’s Serrano Chiles 2 green bell peppers 2 large red tomatoes, chopped 1 cup minced onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 tablespoons lime juice Steps: Preheat broiler. Pierce chiles … Continue reading


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