Guajillo, dried: Mirasol, fresh Capsicum annuum var annuum Linne'
Flavor Hot, 4 to 5
Shape Elongate conical, pointed apex, cayenne type
Color Fresh Green to red to
Fresh not available in any quantities
Dried Ethnic food stores, commercial spice companies
Processed Not Processed
Available Cultivars La Blanca 74', Loreto 74', Real Mirasol
One of the most popular chilies,
the name means "little gourd" for the rattling sound the seeds make in the
dried pods, which are good for adding to salsas and sauces, next to the
ancho is the most used in Mexico.
The flavor is very distinctive and only a small amount is needed to flavor
and color dishes prepared with them. Medium-hot peppers with a distinctive
flavor are 4 to 6 inches long and deep orange-red with brown tones.