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How To Rehydrate Dried Chiles

Rehydrating dried chili peppers is simple. Dried chili peppers offer a deliciously intense flavor to your meal in a way that fresh chili peppers wouldn’t. The process of drying them changes their flavors, deepening them. Dried peppers can be grounded into powders for widely used seasoning blends, but rehydrating them, they can be incorporated into sauces, soups, stews and so much more! 

Dried Chiles Ratio: 

  • Chile de Arbol: Packed with heat 
  • TIP: Wear gloves. Don’t touch your face. 
  • Ancho: Dried poblanos - mild heat
  • Guajillo: Lower mid-heat level. The tough papery skin is red to dark red and takes longer to rehydrate than most peppers. It is not generally used in its fresh form. 
  • Pasilla: Generally mild, it can sometimes surprise with a little heat. 
  • TIP: Pasilla is commonly confused with the Ancho Chile. In its fresh form, it is known as the chilaca. pepper.
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