7 SUN’S GUAJILLO CHILE POWDER
This guajillo chile powder isn’t one you add to dishes for heat. Instead, use it as a base flavor at the beginning of cooking. Use it in combination with cumin, chipotles, coriander, and oregano to make a bold and versatile chile paste. Try whisking it with lime juice, olive oil, and toasted cumin seeds for a summer vinaigrette that brightens up fruit and fish.
A toasted tea flavor and the slight roasted tomato-y flavor is what you may first discern after a bit of guajillo. There’s a lingering shadow of blackberry and raspberry that you can only peek out of the corner of your eye before it slips away.
The Guajillo Chile Powder, with a mild heat, is great when used in your favorite chili, soup, sauces, or salsa. Traditionally used in Mexican and Southwestern Cuisines, use this product for mole sauces, stews, or chili.
Taste and Aroma: At around 5,000 Scoville units, Guajillo is one of the more mild chile peppers. Guajillos are smoky, tangy, rich, warm and complex.
Uses: Salsa, sauces, Mexican cuisine, enchiladas, guajillo paste and meat.
Substitutes: Guajillo Chile Peppers, Red Pepper Powder, and Ancho Chile Powder
Fun Fact: Guajillo Chile Peppers are one of the most common chile peppers used in authentic Mexican cuisine.