Serrano Chile - Heirloom Pepper
Serranos are one of the hottest chiles available in U.S. markets. Short bushy plants produce loads of chiles over a long season. They're easy to tuck into in your garden. They have a bright, sharp taste, are substantially hotter than Jalapenos. Usually picked when they're green (and hottest), they mellow out as they turn red. Very pretty peppers either way.
About 2" long, Serranos have thick flesh and a fresh, clear, searing hot flavor. They can be used interchangeably with Jalapenos, but are hotter. Go easy. This is a great salsa pepper, is excellent pickled. Minced or sliced into rounds, it's great in any spicy recipe, even Thai.