Profile: The Tepin pepper, also known as the bird chile or Chiltepin, is a strong pepper. These Chiltepin chiles explode with brightness and heat before dissipating. Tastes little sour and rich.
Chiltepin chiles are native to Mexico and the American Southwest, but many people grow them for chile flakes, oils, and homemade pickles. These are ancient chiles that have been used in cooking for thousands of years.
Because Tepin peppers are so little, their intensity varies not only seasonally, but week to week. Expect heat ranging from jalapeno to habanero. Spice Jungle creates a balanced hot-hot Tepin blend for your use.
|Ingredients:||Dried tepin chiles.|
|Shelf Life:||3 Years.|
|Basic Prep:||Rinse with warm water first. 10 minutes in hot water to rehydrate. Add to any recipe that calls for cooking for at least 10 minutes. You can also dice or purée it after rehydrating it.|
|Ways To Use:||Use the Tepin Chile in your favorite chili, soup, sauces, rice recipes, or salsa. Add to a marinade for chicken or fish for a complex flavor with a kick of heat.|
|Cuisine:||Asian, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Indian, Latin American, Mexican, Pakistani, Southwestern American, Thai.|
|Country of Origin:||Mexico|
|Scoville Heat Scale:||30,000–50,000|
|Handling / Storage:||Store in a cool, dry place.|
|Allergen Information:||None Specified.|
|Dietary Preferences:||All Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO.|