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Dried Whole Guajillo Chilli Peppers - 100g

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This mild/medium heat chilli is ideal for adding bright-red colour and heat to sauces, soups, stews and salsa.

If you find guajillo peppers to be too strong in flavor or heat, California chiles are the ideal guajillo substitute in this case. Guajillo chillies are used in marinades, salsas, pastes, butters and/or adobos (rubs) to flavor all kinds of meats. If you’re looking for a guajillo pepper substitute, the Cascabel chile pepper is a popular option in Mexico. To learn more about how to use guajillo chiles in more unique recipes, try cooking classes near you or an online cooking class to boost your culinary skills.

To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. It's so named for its dark, wrinkled skin and in Mexican is pronounced pah-SEE-yah (literally "little raisin"), it is of a mild to medium-hot, rich-flavoured chilli.

You can make a Guajillo chile puree by splitting and seeding the dried fruit, soaking the skins for about 15-20 minutes, and smashing it into a thin paste. These have a sweet and smoky flavor with a slightly lower heat level, which makes for a milder guajillo substitute. Ancho chillies are created by drying the Mexican poblano pepper, resulting in a mild paprika-like flavour with a sweet-to-moderate heat (3-4 on the heat scale). Uses guajillo chillies in mole sauces, salsa, tamales, stews or other marinades and rubs (adobos) for meat. Ancho peppers are another popular option in Mexican cooking, so it’s a natural choice for a substitution.The Chile Pepper Encyclopedia: Everything You'll Ever Need To Know About Hot Peppers, With More Than 100 Recipes (1st ed. Heat levels are fluid in peppers and can cover an extensive range of SHU, even among individual varieties.

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