Mexican Mulato Chilli is a dried Poblano chilli originally from Mexico. It is Similar to the flavour of the Ancho chilli. It has a dark purple colour and a sweet and fruity taste, with hints of smoky chocolate, cherries, coffee and licorice. It is about 4 inches in length with a medium thick skin. It is great for many “mole” sauce recipes. It is also excellent to add a dark rich flavour with low to moderate heat to any dish that could use extra warmth. For optimum results and flavour, re-hydrate the chillies in boiling water for 20 minutes before use.
Culinary Notes :
- Combine Mulato Chilli with Ancho and Pasilla Chillies to make Mole Poblano, a dark brown chocolatey spicy sauce, commonly added to chicken or pork
- Use it with Mexican sauces, stews and rice dishes.
Much like other chilli varieties, mulato chillies contain capsaicin which is known to have many health benefits including boosting the immune system, eliminating inflammation and aiding weight loss. It also helps with arthritis, cardiovascular disease, gastric ulcers, vascular headaches, infections and respiratory conditions.
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Aji, Red Pepper, mulato pepper, Mexican mulato.