Pequins are small, oval shaped chiles (Capsicum Annuum) with tapered ends. The color of a dried Pequin is an orange-red. They often grow wild in the mountains of Mexico. This chile measures 1/2 inch in length and is only 1/4 of an inch wide. The flavor is hot, with sweet and citrus undertones. On the heat scale, this little chile ranks an 8.5.Scoville heat units 40,000 - 50,000. |
Pequin Chiles are very hot A little goes a long way. Use Pequins to heat up Pasta Diablo, with shrimp or lobster added. If you love hot chili, salsa and stews, this is the chile for you.