Serrano chiles | CUESA

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Serrano chiles

Resembling a jalapeño but skinnier and hotter (10,000–23,000 Scoville heat units), the fleshy serrano is often used raw in spicy salsas and guacamoles.

In Season

July, August, September, October, November, December

Recipes with Serrano chiles

Pumpkin Seed Salsa

CUESA’s Food Shed

Watermelon and Tomato Salad

Chris Cosentino, Cockscomb and Boccalone

Corn Fritters with Serrano Honey and Gremolata

Colin Duggan, Urban Tavern

Hot and Sour Shiitake Mushroom Soup

Cookbook Authors Anna Lappé and Bryant Terry.


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