Mirasol Chile Pepper

Mirasol Chile Pepper


Scientific Classification

Capsicum annuum

Heat rating in Scovilles:

2500 – 5000

The name Mirasol means “looking at the sun” in Spanish, which describes the way these peppers grow on the plant. The Mirasol Chile Pepper is one of the main chiles used in traditional mole sauces. It is also common in Peruvian cooking.

The Mirasol can vary in size and appearance, but it is conical in shape, and commonly 4-5 inches long, and about 2 inches wide. It is red to dark red, or copper in color.

Dried they are known as Guajillo.

TASTE: The flavor of the Mirasol is fruity and berry-like, and is described as full-bodied, distinct, and delicate.

CULINARY USES: Perfect for chicken, fish, potato, or pork dishes, the Mirassol adds a delicious spiciness.

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