what is a pequin pepper?
- This dried pepper is also known as chile pequeño or “small chile” in Spanish. Its thin skin is orange-red, and they’re shaped like an oval arrowhead, only 1/2” long or less. The flavor is sweet and smoky with citrus, corn and nutty overtones. Heat is 8-9 out of 10 on the Scoville heat scale.
Quick Usage Ideas
- Grind or crush to use in fresh salsas, soups and sauces.
- Excellent source of vitamin C.
Selection & Storage
- Store in a cool, dry place up to 2 months.