Chile guajillo

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Chile guajillo

A guajillo chili (chile guajillo in Spanish), little gourd, is a variety of chili pepper of the species Capsicum annuum, which is widely used in the cuisine of Mexico.

Its fruits are large and mild. The flavour is of a green tea, a tart edge with tannic notes and a sweet heat.

They are used to make the salsa for tamales; the dried fruits are seeded, soaked, puréed to a thin paste, then cooked with salt and several other ingredients to produce a bright red, flavourful sauce.

UK suppliers

Specialist dried chili suppliers in the UK are http://www.mexgrocer.co.uk & The Cool Chile co

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