Pequin (or Piquin) pepper is a hot chile pepper known as “bird pepper” that is commonly used as a spice. These are a tiny red hot peppers and heir heat is slow to take affect but lasts on the taste buds for a long time. Their flavor is described as citrusy, smoky, and nutty. Pequin peppers are mainly used to flavor Hispanic, Asian, and Indian foods such as hot-pepper seasoning sauces, soups, stews, and bean dishes. They may also be found in salsas and vinegars and used in pickling.
After handling the chiles, wash hands thoroughly with soap and warm water.
HEAT: 40,000-60,000 H.U.
1 oz. package