Chilaca Chili Peppers
SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 1,000-2,500 SHU
The Chilaca is a curved, long, thin pepper, that grows to about 6-9 inches, and 1 inch wide.
It has a flattened shape, and its skin is wrinkled. It matures to a deep brown color, and has a rich flavor.
The Chilaca is usually dried, and in this form is known as the Pasilla. The Chilaca is rarely used fresh, but the Pasilla is great for sauces or can be ground and made into a table sauce, or condiment. They are widely used in Mexican cuisine.