Pasilla Oaxaca chiles are produced only in the hilly Oaxaca region of southern Mexico and are a notable addition to the spice pantry. P. Oaxaca have strong smoky character, a scant hint of fruit and a heat level that is pure and sharp, but not overwhelming. With more smoky flavor but less heat than the chipotle- you'll find many was to enjoy this chile.
Excellent in Latin style bean dishes and soups, Pasilla Oaxaca imparts a rich smoky flavor. Simply drop one into the pot, like you would a bay leaf, and remove it before serving. One of our favorite versions is this Afro-Latin fusion Pasilla Oaxaca Vegetable Soup.
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Pasilla Oaxaca also lends great flavor to our Chorizo Bomb spice blend.