Proper Name: Pasilla

Pronunciation: Pah-See-Yah

Other Names: Chile Negro

Type: Capsicum Annuum

Rarity: Common

Seed Availablity: Impossible*

Scoville Heat Units: 1K – 2.5K SHU

Sauce Strength Rating**: Medium – 2/11

Colour: Dark, reddish-black.

Dry Flavour: Rich, fruity and raisiny.

Products: Foraged Fire‘s Dulce de Leche, Queen Majesty’s Cocoa Ghost

Recipes: Chocolate Mousse Cake with Ancho, Pasilla & CinnamonMolé Poblano Style (Vegan) Hot Chocolate, Banana & Coconut Curry, Chocolate Denver Pudding

Related Peppers: Holy Molé

You may also enjoy: Ancho, Holy Molé, Chipōtlé Morita

*A pasilla is a dried, fully-ripe and sometimes smoked chilaca, not a variety of its own. It can never be found fresh, so no seeds exist for this variety.

**This value represents the heat rating that I would expect to give to a sauce using this pepper as its main ingredient. Other ingredients or particularly high purity may result in a slightly stronger sauce, while lower concentrations will yeild a weaker one and other products may vary.