Piquin Chilli 50g
Piquin chillies are tiny, red, Mexican chillies which bring a fiery heat to dishes. One of the smallest chillies, piquin chillies are less than one inch long – but are around twenty times hotter than jalapeño measuring 100,000 to 140,000 on the Scoville Scale of chilli heat.
Piquin chillies have a citrus spiciness, and bitter chocolate notes. They add heat and depth to tomato sauces and red meat marinades – their size and strength also make them a good ingredient for infusing oils and vinegars.
Toast briefly in a hot pan to release flavour before using.
Dodie Miller, founder of Cool Chile Co, believes that there are certain warm, earthy flavours and smells that instantly transport you to Mexico. Whether it’s salsas and sauces made with toasted dried chillies, tortillas fresh from the comal, Mexican oregano rubbed over pozole, or black beans bubbling in a pot with epazote, these are the tastes and spice sensations that they want to bring into your home.