Pasilla Negro Chile Pepper
Pasilla or “little raisin” is the dried version of the Chilaca Pepper. Pasilla Negros, combined with the Ancho and Guajillo, form the holy trinity of chiles used to prepare the traditional mole sauces.
Pasilla Peppers have mild to medium heat, and a rich earthy flavor finishing to floral overtones. They are traditionally used in Mole sauces, or are excellent served with duck, seafood, lamb, vegetables, as well as in soups, stews, and salsa.
French Vinaigrette$10.00 – $27.00
Traditional French meals are completed by serving a simple salad course, frequently just lettuce or frisee leaves moistened by a very light vinaigrette. Our French Vinaigrette Dressing is authentically based on shallots, milled mustard seed, and French herbs. After mixing (directions below), pour some dressing into the bottom of your salad bowl before adding the dry lettuce. Toss and enjoy. Also makes a wonderful marinade for asparagus, broccoli, or green beans. Bon appetit!
Traditional French dressing or vegetable marinade directions: Mix 2T Blend with 2T water, let stand 5 minutes to rehydrate. Whisk in ½ cup olive oil & 1/4 to 1/3 cup vinegar (typically sherry vinegar, wine vinegar, or our personal favorite, champagne vinegar).
Hand blended in small batches: shallots, sea salt, mustard, black pepper, and tarragon.
- Toss some French Vinaigrette Spice Blend on white fish before grilling or pan-frying.
Cascabel Chile Pepper$8.00
Also called the “Chile bola” for its round shape, Cascabel is the dried version of the cascabel cultivar of the Mirasol Pepper. With a rich and earthy flavor, plus medium hotness, try Cascabel to heat up your pico de gallo or guacamole recipe.
California Chile Pepper ~ Sweet Anaheim$5.00 – $23.00
Very sweet, with no heat, this Chile is the dried version of fully-ripened Anaheim Chile. Substitute for Paprika or Ancho Chile. Provides additional depth in Chili powders while modulating heat.
Stinson Rub$10.50 – $28.35
Named after Northern California’s most popular beach, this blend of herbs & Ancho Chiles complements without overpowering. It delivers herb & berry tones, overlying the earthy Ancho flavor w/minimal bite. Use as dry-rub on steaks, chops, chicken, or full-flavored fish like salmon.
Hand blended in small quantities: Ancho Chile, garlic, onion, sea salt, pepper, mustard, cumin, coriander, thyme, sage, and marjoram.
Cumin$8.50 – $24.30
Native to the Mediterranean and South Asia, Cumin is also a signature flavor for Central American and European cuisines. As a symbol of love and fidelity during the Middle Ages, wedding guests carried Cumin in their pockets, and wives of soldiers added it to baked bread for their husbands. Our Cumin is hand harvested, and has a high percentage of essential oils, delivering more powerful aromatics, and a slightly astringent, citrusy quality.