Whole guajillo chiles are customarily dry toasted in a skillet—or a Mexican clay griddle called a comal—before being pureed into a thin paste. Guajillo puree has a dynamically fruity flavor, redolent of cranberry and tomato, with a hint of smokiness. Their moderate heat level—500 to 5,000 on the Scoville Heat Scale—makes them a good choice for family-friendly cooking. Guajillo is a popular chile pepper for meat marinades, mole sauce, pozole, chili con carne, tortilla soup, and homemade salsas. Please note: since whole chilies are dried in the field, we suggest washing them before use them. We also carry powdered guajillo pepper.