Ancho chilli is the most sold chilli in Mexico, when you have the right ancho its not surprising
Ancho should be sweet berry flavours with a drop of heat, there are several grades of Ancho chilli available
Just plain Ancho is the lowest grade, grown wrong and processed wrong making this a bad tasting chilli
Mediano Ancho is getting better but hit and miss with its flavour being distant, usually hotter too
Primero or Grande are the Anchos you want to eat, the full sweet berry flavour is foremost with low heat being just above sweet pepper
When cooking with the correct ancho it enhances the flavour and aroma of any dish or sauce and you will appreciate why its the most sold chilli in Mexico
Ancho Grande come in several sizes during the year, late Spring the pods are smaller at half the size of your hand, in recipes this is classed as 1 whole pod, height of summer ancho is the size of your hand and classed as 2 whole ancho pods
You can use part of a pod depending on your needs, just cut what you need
Each Ancho Pod weighs approx 8g-15g
Packed in a Unit that handles Sesame Seeds, Mustard and Celery
Great high-quality fresh product, full of natural juices. Makes a lovely chilli.
Lovely, rich, sweet with a very mild heat that sits well in many a meal.
In Indian cuisine we don't have a notion of varieties of chillies. For me, as an Indian, these Latin American chillies are a wonderful discovery. I've just cooked a salmon curry with these, it's MAGNIFICENT! Low heat and lots of flavour. As usual, the quality of the spice and the supporting service from Steve are both so, so good.
Found a chilli con carne recipe which required the ancho chilli. Not readily available in local supermarket so great to have found a company that supplies them. Fast delivery. Very happy. I know I will order again in the future.
Great product, very fresh, good delivery ….recommended
Superb and speedy delivery too.
These are my favourites, I use them in Chilli Con Carne, great smokey flavour and a nice mild heat
So my recipe for chilli is to take several different chillies, for their fruitiness and heat etc, to give me a flavour explosion. I know it's not a traditional chilli, sorry to the excellent chilli makers, but it is a really tasty one thanks to those different flavours including the smokiness of this ancho.
Good quality peppers, fleshy. I use these in chilli con carne and salsas for fish tacos. Really great.
Great for making authentic Mexican sauces. Discard the stem & seeds