Pasilla Negro Chile Powder
This Pasilla Negro Chile Powder is a convenient, pulverized form of the pasilla negro chile. Its flavor profile is sophisticated and complex, ranging from tangy to rich to woodsy.
Ready to use. Add to taste.
Storage & handling
Store in a cool, dry place.
Dried Pasilla Negro Chiles.
Pasilla Negro Chile Powder is a convenient way to add the authentic flavor of the pasilla negro chile to any dish. It is most famously known for its use in traditional Mexican mole sauces, dating back to the origin of the sauce that was invented in the 16th century by Sor Andrea de la Asuncion, a Dominican nun in the city of Puebla. The Spanish word "passa" translates to "little black raisin", signifying the peppers unique appearance and fruity flavor.
Part of the Capsicum annuum family, these peppers have been part of the human diet in the Americas since at least 7500 BC. While they are now staples in many cuisines, they were not introduced to Europe and Asia until the late 1400's when they were brought to Spain and quickly traded for their variety and as a cheaper alternative to the pricey peppercorns.
With its deep, complex flavor reminiscent of berries, dried fruit and spices, our Pasilla Negro Chile Powder is a perfect complement to earthy, rich lamb. Pasilla chiles are an essential part of Mexican cuisine and part of the "Holy Trinity" of chiles.