Serrano chiles are small hot green chiles that turns red, then yellow as they age. You can add the serrano to salsas, guacamole as well as many other Mexican dishes. Make sure to wear kitchen gloves when handing these chiles.
These chiles are easy to find in well-stocked grocery stores and local farmer's markets. The Serrano chile is hotter than the jalapeno ranking as a 7 on a relative heat scale of 1-10.
You can also purchase serrano powder which can be found smoked or regular. You probably won't find it in you local grocery store. You can find it online at Amazon.com Serrano Powder as well as other specialty spice stores.
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Jicama Salad With Tomatillo Serrano Vinaigrette - Fresh jicama, tomatillos and mango are topped with a spicy vinaigrette that includes vinegar, lime juice, garlic and coriander.
Nopalitos And Beef Chili - Recipe uses beef chuck, tomatillos, tomato paste, nopalitos (cactus paddles) and serrano chiles.
Molcajete Salsa - A traditional salsa made in a molcajete (stone bowl) includes Serrano chiles, onions, cilantro, and tomatoes.
Tomatillo Salsa - Our Tomatillo Salsa recipe includes onions, garlic, lime juice, Mexican oregano, Serrano chilies, and cilantro. The tomato and the tomatillo are native to Mexico. Use tomatillo salsa with tortilla chips, top a taco, or even use over fresh enchiladas.