Pronounced “pah-SEE-yah” the word Pasilla is derived from the word “Pasa” which translates to “little black raisin”. Pasilla Negro chiles are a member of the chile species Capsicum annuum. Like many chiles these are known as one thing when fresh and are called something else when dried. The Pasilla chile is the dried version of the Chilaca chile, pronounced "chih-LAH-kuh". The dried Pasilla Negro chile is a key chile in the famous “holy trinity” of Mexican chiles used in Mexican moles along with the Ancho and the Mulato chiles. The taste is pungent and tangy but with a long lasting deep rich flavor with woodsy undertones. Pasilla Negro chiles pair nicely with duck, fennel, fruits, garlic, honey, lamb, Mexican oregano, mushrooms and seafood. Pasilla chiles are one of the more sophisticated chile flavors and are often used in salsas, spice blends, stews and in several mole sauces.
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Pasilla Negro Chile - Powder
1,000-2,000 SHU Mild Central Mexico