Pasilla chilis are beloved for their sweetness and warm, rich heat. "Pasilla" means "little raisin" in Spanish, and the name refers to their rich, dark skins and earthy flavor. Purplish-brown on the outside and red on the inside when fresh, they dry up smoky-sweet, with notes of cocoa and cherries.
Our pasillas are grown by Fire Tongue Farms in the Central Valley, outside a town called Woodland. They are allowed to ripen to full maturity so they develop their full flavor profile, and the fruity-smoky taste comes about naturally during the dehydration process (they are not smoked). Milder than a Jalapeño, these are the perfect everyday chili flake.
Pasillas are essential to many Mexican dishes. They are used in mole, enchilada sauce and salsas, and their nutty flavor is also welcome in stews, tomato sauces, chili, marinades for meat and mushrooms, and roasted vegetables. They are dried low and slow, and the flakes have all the fruitiness of a fresh red pepper. They are perfect as a garnish, too: simply sprinkle on anything that needs a little extra warmth.
- Heat level: 1,000-4,000 Scoville units
- Make enchilada sauce or mole
- Sprinkle over a salad of corn, tomatoes and white onion
- Use in place of fresh pasilla or poblano peppers
Ryan and Levon of Fire Tongue Farms specialize in growing chili peppers of all shapes and sizes, and they are dedicated to maintaining a healthy environment on and around their farmland, rotating between grazing sheep and growing peppers. You can taste the difference!
Their work builds healthy soil, prevents erosion, protects wildlife habitats and conserves water and other resources. Learn more at firetonguefarm.com
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Best spices ever. I put this on everything
There’s a nice heat to these without being over the top. Excellent flavor and quality like all of my B&B products!
Pasilla Chili Flakes
Beautiful product. I like to sprinkle it on my soups and salads
This has quickly become one of my favorite spices. I love how it adds to dishes without overwhelming heat. Terrific fruity flavor.
Not too hot
This has an authentic, rich subtle earthy flavor with a tinge of heat. It adds a punch to enchiladas and just about any southwestern sauce and rub. Perfect addition to Burlap and Barrel!
This chili can be used on any dish, including an omelette! Its rich, warm spice makes every dish a little more elegant and delicious. Use it on top of anything! I have!
Adds good rounded depth of flavor
I really like this chili. It adds a real depth of flavor to my dishes, and I find I'm using it quite a lot. (If I want a lot of heat however, I choose another chili).
Adds wonderful flavor to just about anything! I especially like to flavor my soups with this spice!