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Piquin Chillies

30g £9.33/100g £2.80 Qty.

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Origin: Mexico
Cuisine: Mexico
Also known as: Bird pepper, piquin pepper, pinhead pepper, chile petin, chile del monte, chile mosquite

Vegetarian Vegan Gluten Free

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Piquin chillies are tiny, red, Mexican chillies which bring a fiery heat to dishes. One of the smallest chillies, piquin chillies are less than one inch long - but are around twenty times hotter than jalapeños, measuring 100,000 to 140,000 on the Scoville Scale of chilli heat.

Piquin chillies have a citrus spiciness, and bitter chocolate notes. They add heat and depth to tomato sauces and red meat marinades – their size and strength also make them a good ingredient for infusing oils and vinegars. 

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