Dried Puya Chillies - Chile Puya Seco
Casa Mexicana is proud to present the best selection of dried Mexican chiles, including some of our favorite;
Puya Chiles: The puya chile is a Mexican pepper similar to the popular guajillo pepper, but smaller and hotter known for its fruity flavor and aroma. Scoville Heat Units: 5,000-8,000 SHU. It is often used more for its fruity flavor, rather than its flesh, which means it is great pureed, mashed or diced, and then made into a sauce.
It may be soaked in water to pull out the flavor, and then the water can be used in your dish. The Puya may be used as a pizza topping, or with meat dishes, such as pork, veal, fish and chicken.