Field Notes

The Guajillo Chili Pepper

 

Traditionally used as the key component of the sauce that accompanies tamales, guajillo chilies feature a delightfully acidic flavor. With slightly tougher skins, they’re best made into a puree or paste.

Sourcing and storing: Guajillos are easily found in dried form (both whole and ground) at most supermarkets and online. Store them in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.