This Chile is the color of deep chocolate. Mulato Chiles have a medium thick skin and a deep flavor which is not too hot nor too lingering. The Mulato is similar to an Ancho, but the Mulato has more of a smokey flavor. Commonly used in Mexican Mole Sauces. On the heat scale the Mulato is between 2-4.
Mulato Chiles have a mild to medium heat. Great in Mexican sauces, salsa and soups. Try them in American dishes for a little heat. Chiles can be added directly to recipes along with other spices.
Reconstituting Dried Chile Peppers
Fill a small 1-2 quart saucepan with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Use a larger saucepan if you are reconstituting more than 6-8 peppers. Remove the pan from the heat. Add the peppers to the hot water and allow them to soften/reconstitute for about 20-30 minutes. Drain and use as directed.
Note: Always discard the bitter soaking water.
Storage for dried chile peppers
Store in cool dry space.
Our Mulato Chiles originated from Mexico.