Kitchen Notes

The Pasilla Chili Pepper

by Thomas Kelly on Apr 21, 2015


Rich in concentrated in flavor, the pasilla is an amazingly versatile chili. Originally cultivated in central Mexico, the pasilla is just as at home in a light fish stew as it is in a rich mole. Plus, it’s widely available dried.

Sourcing: Available dried at most supermarkets and online.

Storing: Dry chilies should be kept sealed in an airtight container and free of moisture.


  • White fish (such as flounder)
  • Turkey
  • Summer Squash
  • Squid
  • Carrots
  • Apples
  • Peanuts

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