Green Serrano Chile Powder
Serrano chiles, Capsicum annuum, pronounced “suh rah noh", are familiar to most of us, with this slender, jalapeno-looking-chile easily found in most local supermarkets.
When green, the serrano chile is sometimes referred to as chili verde, and when dried it is also known as chile seco. Serrano chiles are most commonly used to make authentic Mexican spicy sauces. They also pair well with mango or pineapple for a sweet and spicy salsa, and are an excellent chile to use in homemade pico de gallo.
For an unexpected flavor twist, we like to use this chile powder in recipes that call for ground cayenne. I think that the cayenne is a good chile when you're only looking for a specific heat level, but don’t need additional flavor. Serrano chiles are also popular in Thai dishes.
Our green serrano powder packs a bit of punch and is considered a medium hot chile coming in at 8,000 - 18,000 SHU.
Serrano chiles have a spicy crisp flavor with citrus undertones.