The Chile de árbol (Spanish for tree chile) is a small, but potent Mexican chile pepper which is also called the bird’s beak chile and rat’s tail chile. The peppers are a vivid red when mature. Dried chiles are often used to decorate wreaths because they maintain their red color. The Chile de árbol pepper can be traded with Cayenne pepper or Pequin pepper. A few pods thrown into any dish will increase its heat level. Use for chili, salsa, hot sauce, tacos, soups, stir fry, and Thai curry. Or even try a few in cream of tomato soup for a flavor lift.
Avoid touching the eyes after handling this pepper; hands must be washed thoroughly after handling the pepper or its seeds.
HEAT: 20,000-30,000 H.U.
1 oz. package