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Ancho Whole, Dried

Original price $10.95 - Original price $55.00
Original price
$10.95 - $55.00
Current price $10.95
Size: 85 g / 2.98 oz
Ancho is the dried form of a green poblano chile (if a poblano is ripened to a reddish colour, then dried, it is called a mulato). Anchos have a uniquely fruity raisin or prune flavour and fragrance. They are generally (but not always!) fairly mild, but packed with flavour. To prepare; wash, remove stem and seeds, toast very lightly (over-roasting will burn the chile and make it bitter) by tossing in a dry skillet until slightly puffed, then soak in hot water for about 20 minutes. Use anchos in soups, sauces, stews, rice and bean dishes, chile con carne, etc.

Staff Tips & Tricks

From classic mole sauces to hearty stews, Ancho peppers contribute a warm, robust depth to Mexican and Southwestern cuisines. Their gentle heat complements roasted meats, enchiladas, and even chocolate-based recipes.


"Granville Island Spice Co - Ancho Whole, Dried" peppers are crafted from premium dried Ancho chiles. These dried peppers capture the essence of Mexico's culinary traditions, imparting a mellow spiciness and smokiness to your dishes. The dried Ancho peppers retain their original qualities, making them a prized addition to your pantry.

About South China Seas

About South China Seas

Since 1994, South China Seas has spent over 30 years sourcing the most intense and flavourful spices from around the world. We grind, blend and package our spices in Vancouver, Canada. Our ever-growing collection of spices, herbs and blends represents our passion for global flavours & exploring international cultures through food. 

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