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About pasilla peppers

If you judge the taste of the pasilla pepper solely on its appearance, you might be in for quite a surprise. Also called the pasilla bajio pepper, they are a dried form of the chilaca pepper and, as such, bears a striking resemblance to a raisin. In fact, the name translates into English as "little raisin." But don't expect the sweetness of a raisin. The pasilla packs a spicy, delicious heat and is a popular ingredient in a variety of Mexican dishes.

The pasilla pepper typically grows to between eight and ten inches long. It presents with skin that is smooth and glossy while also thick and fibrous. Cut into the pasilla, and you will find an open area in the middle with flat, round, and cream-colored seeds.

Fans of the pasilla chile pepper describe its taste as having an earthy flavor. After cooking, the pasilla's earthiness changes just slightly to evoke a subtle sweetness or smokiness. These types of flavors make the pasilla a perfect addition to various soups, sauces, and salsas, as well as an ingredient to spice up different meals.

Adventurous cooks are known to grind the passila into a powder that can be sprinkled liberally into various recipes or as toppings on salads. But don't come away thinking pasilla peppers will generate a three-alarm fire once you eat them. The pasilla is rated at between 1,000 and 2,500 Scoville Heat Units, putting it toward the lower-middle part of the Scoville Scale. By comparison, the jalapeno pepper averages upwards of 5,000 Scoville Heat Units.

Pasillas are considered an excellent source of vitamin C and provide substantial doses of vitamins A and B6, as well as manganese, potassium, iron, and folate. The peppers will also add a source of fiber to your diet. One pepper will provide about 24 calories.

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FAQs About Pasilla Peppers

Like other pieces of produce, fresh pasillas can be kept for a week or two as individual peppers. Store them in a paper or plastic bag in the refrigerator to slow the ripening process until you are ready to use them for your meal. Peppers can also be chopped and put in the freezer, where they will keep for about three months before losing the freshness and risking freezer burn.

Pasilla peppers, before they are dried, are often confused with poblano peppers. In fact, many have observed that poblanos are often sold in supermarkets as pasilla peppers. That makes sense, before drying, the two look alike. However, keep in mind that pasillas are the dried version of the chilaca pepper, so a pasilla will always be a dried pepper in the supermarket.

Peppers such as pasillas are an excellent tool for adventurous cooks who want to bring personality to their cooking style. If you're looking to bring some into your kitchen, consider adding them to your shopping cart on your next order on the Instacart app. Instacart shoppers will pick out the best-looking peppers, along with your other grocery items, and deliver them to you, doing our best to provide same-day delivery!
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