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Pasilla Peppers


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Quantity/Pack: 2 Pounds
Seasonality: Year Round
Origin: USA, Mexico

(Pronounced pah-SEE-yah)

Pasilla peppers are large chile peppers with mild heat and thick, glossy green skin that holds its shape well when cooked, making them ideal for stuffing. This variety is commonly used in various Latin dishes, including mole sauce and chile rellenos. Roasting gives the pasilla a smoky, earthy flavor that tastes delicious with just about anything, including spicy chorizo, creamy cheese, fruity salsa, white bean chili, and corn chowder.

Note: In Northern Mexico, Canada and the United States, the pasilla pepper is commonly used interchangeably for the poblano pepper, when in fact, pasilla and poblano peppers are two distinctly different varieties. Pasilla typically refers to a dried chilaca pepper that is small and narrow (dried poblano peppers are called ancho peppers). In this context, Melissa’s pasilla peppers are poblano peppers, named after Puebla, Mexico, where they originated.

When buying fresh chiles, choose firm, heavy, smooth-skinned peppers that are dry (free of moisture).

Store fresh peppers wrapped in a paper towel in the crisper section of the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks or more.

This item is perishable and must ship at least 2nd day.

Any orders that do not have the appropriate shipping method selected will not be shipped out. For assistance, please call us at 800-588-0151.

Reviewed by Melissa's Nutritionist.