Serrano Peppers Know Your Herbs and Spices

hot peppers
Serrano peppers pack a punch for their size. I run across this specific pepper listed in recipes which usually are served cold like salads and salsas.
They are typically eaten raw and have a bright and biting flavor that is notably hotter than the jalapeño pepper. Serrano peppers are also commonly used in making pico de gallo, and salsa, as the chili is particularly fleshy compared to others, making it ideal for such dishes.
It is one of the most used chili peppers in Mexican cuisine.
Tips for handling hot peppers:

  • wear gloves whenever possible
  • avoid wood surfaces
  • non-porous cutting board
  • remove seeds and pulp
  • Coat surfaces with soap or degreaser before using water to cut pepper oil
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