5,000 - 23,000 Scovilles. The serrano chili pepper is a smaller version of the jalapeno, similar in color, but smaller, about 1 to 2 inches long, 1/2 inch wide. They generally grow between 1 - 4 inches long and about 1/2 inch wide.
They are meaty peppers and are not the best choice for drying. The serrano pepper originated in the Mexican states of Puebla and Hidalgo. They are commonly red, brown, orange, or yellow.
Serrano peppers are perfect for salsas, sauces, relishes, garnishes, and more. They are usually best when roasted.
Want to learn more? Read about the history of the Serrano pepper.
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