Dried Piquín Chillies - Chile Piquín Seco
Casa Mexicana is proud to present the best selection of dried Mexican chiles, including some of our favorite;
Chile Piquín are tiny peppers that mature from green to a vibrant red color, and offer up some serious heat. This pepper is also called the “Bird Pepper”, because it is consumed and spread by wild birds. The piquín pepper measures in with a range of 30,000 SHU to 60,000 Scoville Heat Units on the Scoville Heat Scale.
Piquín peppers are popular for making sauces, hot sauces and salsas because of their combination of fruitiness and heat. They can be easily added to pots of soup or stews, with just one or two of these tiny peppers, punctured or sliced, adding a nice kick of heat to a whole pot of food.