Pasilla peppers

Pasilla, literally "little raisin" because of its dark, wrinkled skin refers to a type of dried chili pepper that has been used traditionally in Mexican cuisine. The dried form of the long and narrow chilaca pepper, pasillas are used to impart a dark reddish brown color and rich smoky flavor to sauces used in mexican cuisine. Dried pasillas, also known as chile negro are available in the international isle of most supermarkets. But be aware that grocers often incorrectly use 'pasilla' to describe the poblano, a different, wider variety of pepper whose dried form is the ancho chili. Pasillas ..

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