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serrano chile pepper

Type

Garnishes

Description

Generic for hot pepper variety uncommon in drinks due to its firey character. Depending on its cultivation it rates between 8,000 and 20,000 Scoville units on the hot pepper scale - well above the jalapeno pepper. serranos are green initially, and ripen to red, brown, orange, or yellow. They are typically used fresh rather than dried.

Availability

Generally available. Produced and sold in Mexico. Known to be distributed in parts of North America and South America. Regional.

Substitute

other hot pepper

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