Pequin Chile Flakes
Pequin Chiles are some of the smallest in the pepper family, but pack some of the biggest heat with a complex and fruity flavor that is often overshadowed by its fiery spice. These crushed chile flakes are convenient for storing and adding this authentic flavor to recipes.
Ready to use. Add to taste.
Storage & handling
Store in cool, dry place.
Dried pequin chiles
Often referred to as the bird pepper, or flea pepper by the Aztecs, these miniature peppers are a favorite of birds and southwestern citizens due to their fiery, fruity flavor and tiny size. While their tiny nature can make them difficult to harvest, the abundance of these peppers in bushes in the southwest makes them a regional delicacy that is gaining in popularity in other areas.
Part of the Capsicum annuum family, these kinds of peppers have been part of the human diet in the Americas since at least 7,500 B.C. While they are now staples in many cuisines, they were not introduced to Europe and Asia until the late 1400s when they were brought to Spain and quickly traded for their culinary variety and as a cheaper alternative to pricey peppercorns.
This simple, fiery shrimp pasta gets its punch from our Pequin Chile Flakes. These tiny red peppers are a favorite in Texas cooking, giving bold heat and spice to anything they touch.