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Chile ancho Poblano Chili Pepper

Chile ancho Poblano Chili Pepper
Chile ancho Poblano Chili Pepper
Reference : CHILEANCHO
Chile ancho chili pepper
100 gr. of Chile Ancho (Pepper)The poblano is a mild chile pepper originating in the State of Puebla, Mexico. Dried it is called an ancho chile. While poblanos tend to have a mild flavor, occasionally and unpredictably a poblano can have significant heat. Different peppers from the same plant have been reported to vary substantially in heat intensity.

One of the most popular peppers grown in Mexico, the tree (of the species Capsicum annuum) is multi-stemmed and can reach 25 inches in height. The pod itself is about three to six inches long and about two to three inches wide. An immature poblano is dark purplish green in color but eventually turns a red so dark as to be nearly black.

Preparation methods include: dried, coated in whipped egg (capeado) and fried, stuffed, or in mole sauces. It is particularly popular during the Mexican independence festivities as part of a dish called Chiles en Nogada which incorporates green, white and red ingredients corresponding to the colors of the Mexican flag. This may be considered as one of Mexico's most symbolic dishes by its nationals. It is also usually used in the widely found dish Chile relleno. Poblanos are also popular in the United States and can be found in grocery stores in the states bordering Mexico and in urban areas.

After being roasted and peeled (which improves the texture by removing the waxy skin) it can be preserved by either canning or freezing. Storing poblanos in airtight containers will suffice for several months.

When dried this pepper becomes a broad, flat, heart-shaped pod called an ancho chile (meaning ''wide'' in Spanish), often ground into a powder used for flavoring recipes.

A closely related variety is the Mulato, which is darker in color, sweeter in flavor and softer in texture.

''Poblano'' is also the word for an inhabitant of Puebla, Mexico, and Mole Poblano refers to the spicy chocolate chili sauce originating in Puebla.

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