Peruvian Hot Chili Pepper w/ Rocoto
Content: 70 gr
Now with peruvian rocoto flavour!
Of all the ajís covered here, rocoto is visually the closest to a normal bell pepper. But don’t let that fool you: rocoto packs a real punch. With lows starting at a bearable 50,000 Scoville heat units, the rocoto can also turn up the heat to a face-smacking 250,000 units. In other words, be careful.
Rocoto grows at higher elevations than other Peruvian peppers, making it popular in the Andean highlands and in Arequipa, a city famous for the rocoto’s signature dish, rocoto relleno (stuffed rocoto). Before stuffing, the peppers are boiled in water with salt and vinegar, a process that brings the heat down to manageable levels.
The rocoto is normally red when mature, but can also be orange, yellow or green. As well as being the hottest pepper covered here, it is also the only one with black seeds.