De Arbol Chile Powder
De Arbol chiles are popular in Mexican cuisine due to their bold heat and subtle, smoky flavor. Used frequently in salsas, they are also commonly added to soups, stews, tacos, stir fries and can also be found as a table sauce. Many competition chili chefs find the flavor of the de Arbol peppers to be superior to other chile peppers. We like to use these in place of cayenne chile powder as the de Arbol while being similar in heat has more flavor.
The De Arbol pepper is considered a hot chile and comes in at 15,000 - 30,000 SHU (Scoville Heat Units).
De Arbol chiles have a natural, grassy flavor with a hint of nuttiness.