Chile Peppers, Guajillo
Guajillo Chile Peppers, Whole or Ground
Guajillo chile peppers are very common to Mexican cooking. To quote our local chile expert, Rick Bayless, "These are workhorse chiles with a lot of dazzle."
Along with anchos, they're the most commonly used chiles in Mexico. What the anchos are to 'deep' and 'rich', guajillos are to 'spicy' and 'dynamic'... a puree of toasted, rehydrated guajillo sings with a chorus of bright flavors that combine spiciness, tanginess (like cranberry), a slight smokiness and the warm flavor of a ripe, juicy, sweet tomato; the flavors go on and on.
Please note: because the whole chilies are dried in the field, you do need to wash them well before using them.
We also offer powdered guajillo peppers. Ground to a fine, floury texture, this powder is a wonderfully easy way to add chile flavor to sauces, rubs, stews, or anywhere else you might use chili powder. With a bright flavor and moderate 3-4 (out of 10) heat level, guajillo chili powder is sure to become a kitchen favorite.