chihuacle negro

Pronunciation: [chee-WHAHK-l]

Grown in Mexico's Oaxaca region, this dried chile ranges in color from chocolate brown to deep purple, and its shape resembles that of a small bell pepper. It's moderately hot and has a rich, fruity flavor.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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