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Serrano Peppers


For Chefs & Produce Managers
Food Service: 323-584-4940
Produce Managers: 800-468-7111

Quantity/Pack: 1 pound
Seasonality: Year Round
Origin: USA, Mexico

Fresh Serranos from Melissa’s Don Enrique label are perfect barbecued on skewers with meat and onions.

The small Serrano pepper ranges from light to dark green and eventually vibrant red when ripe. Known as one of the hottest varieties of peppers, with a Scoville rating of 10,000 to 25,000, people love to use this pepper in guacamole, pico de gallo, salsa verde and more. When you take a bite out of Serrano peppers, you get an intense rush of hot and spicy flavors, with high acidity. If you're looking for a pepper to use in place of a Serrano, a jalapeno visually appears to be the most similar; however, it is a lot less spicy.

Serrano peppers are perfect to barbecue on a skewer with onions and marinated meat. For a refreshing appetizer, you can pickle these peppers with carrots and onions to make a delicious escabeche. Add to huevos rancheros to start your day off right, or create a sweet and spicy peachy-Serrano marinade for chicken wings on game day.

When buying fresh peppers, choose firm, heavy, smooth-skinned ones that are dry (free of moisture). To store Serrano peppers, wrap in a paper towel and store in the crisper section of the refrigerator for two to three weeks.

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