Crushed 3-5mm Art.-Nr. 4012-2 A guajillo chilli is a variety of chilli pepper of the species Capsicum annuum, which is widely used in the cuisine of Mexico. It is the most popular dried chilli in Mexico after poblanos (ancho). The guajillo chilli’s thin, deep-red flesh has a green tea flavour with berry overtones. Its fruits are large and mild in flavour, with only a small amount of heat. They are used to make the salsa for tamales; the dried fruits are seeded, soaked, pulverized to a thin paste, then cooked with salt and several other ingredients to produce a thick, red, flavourful sauce. Guajillo chillies are great in pastes, butters or rubs to flavour all kinds of meats – especially chicken. Alternatively, they can be added to salsas to create a sweet side dish with a surprisingly hot finish. A typical Guajillo chilli has an elongated shape, often with a slight curve, and comes to a point. Individual peppers are usually between 10 to 15 cm with a reddish or brownish colour...

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