Pasilla Negro Chiles
Pasilla (Pa-see-ya) Negro (Capsicum Annuum) is an elongated, flat
chile, measuring 6 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide. The Pasilla's
wrinkled body curves into an arc. The color of this pepper is dark
purple-black; similar to the color of an Eggplant or a Raisin. This
thin fleshed chile has a berry flavor with herbaceous tones. The
word Pasilla comes from the word PASA which means little black
raisin. Pasilla Negros, combined with the Ancho and Guajillo, form
the holy trinity of chiles used to prepare the traditional mole
sauces. This is a medium hot chile, on the heat scale this chile is
a 3-5.Scoville heat units 1,000-2,000.
Pasilla Negro is a medium hot chile. Use it in traditional Mexican
recipes. Be adventurous and add it to meat loaf, beef stew or corn
chowder. Great in sauces, salsa and soups. This chile is a flavorful
ingredient for cream sauce dishes.