Smoked Red Serrano Chile Powder

Smoked Red Serrano Chile Powder
Smoked Red Serrano Chile Powder
Smoked Red Serrano Chile Powder Smoked Red Serrano Chile Powder
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3.2 oz
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Pronounced "suh rah noh" these workhorse chiles are a member of the species Capsicum annuum. Most of us are more familiar with this slender jalapeno looking chile in its fresh form where it is easily found in most local supermarkets. Well, this smoked chile is a bit different than those found in the product section at the local grocer..

The Serrano, when growing, is green and then ripens to deep scarlet red in color, but they can also occasionally mature to orange, yellow or brown in color. Our Serrano chiles remain on the vine until they mature to a scarlet red, when they then harvested and smoked. When green, the Serrano is sometimes referred to as chili verde and when dried it is also known as chile seco.

The Serrano is considered by chileheads to be one of the more flavorful hot peppers on the market which makes them quite popular.

History and Cultivation

The Serrano pepper has a long and dignified history in Mexican cooking. It is one of the most commonly found chilies in this region and because of its flavor is found in many of Mexico's most heralded dishes.

In Spanish the name Serrano translates to "from the mountains" and refers to the Sierra mountain region located in the Mexican states of Hidalgo and Puebla where this chile originated.


When and Where to Use

Serano chiles are most commonly used to make authentic Mexican spicy sauces. They also pair well with mango or pineapple for a sweet and spicy salsa and are an excellent chile to use in homemade pico de gallo. In this country, Serrano chile powder is sometimes used as a substitute for the more popular Chipotle Chile powder.

For an unexpected flavor twist and we like to use it in recipes that call for ground cayenne. I think that the cayenne is a good chile when you're only looking for a specific heat level but not in need of additional flavor. Our Smoked Ground Serrano is much more flavorful.

Serrano chiles are also popular in Thai dishes.


Flavor and Heat

This smoked chile pepper packs a bit of punch and is considered a medium hot chile coming in at 8,000 - 18,000 SHU.

Serrano chiles have a spicy crisp flavor with citrus undertones. These dried Serrano peppers have been smoked which provides additional nuanced layers of flavor.


Helpful Hints

If you have a recipe calling for Serrano and need a substitute you can use jalapeno or cayenne.
We also carry a full selection of dried chile powders with some of our favorites being such Ancho PowderChipotle "Morita" Powder, New Mexico Chile Powder and Pasilla Chili Powder as well as a growing selection if dried chiles.

** This product is certified kosher.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate2.3g1%

Dietary Fiber0.9g4%

Total Sugars1.3g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g


Vitamin D0mcg0%




*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

5 out of 5
15 total ratings.

Dorrett K. (Verified buyer) 11/09/2021
Wonderful robust product! Excellent customer Wonderful robust product! Excellent customer service!

Scott W. (Verified buyer) 12/29/2020
Excellent! Five stars plus for Excellent! Five stars plus for Smoked Serrano powder -- great taste, nice amount of smoke, and just the right heat! And outstanding service!

Marla E. (Verified buyer) 05/22/2020
Hold on to your socks! The smoky heat of this powder is a perfect addition to any recipe requiring a kick. I have added it to taco seasoning mixes, chili, tomato soup, and's a special touch that has earned precious real estate in my spice cabinet!

Chris D. (Verified buyer) 04/10/2019
My smoking gun I love the subtle smokiness this stuff adds to my nachos when mingled with all the other great spices ive gotten on here.

Bruce A. (Verified buyer) 03/23/2019
added nice flavor to my added nice flavor to my BBQ rubs

Paul S. (Verified buyer) 01/07/2019
wonderfully different flavor another great variation on a theme with a myriad of subtle differences

BRONSON M. (Verified buyer) 12/08/2018
Smoked Red Serrano Excellent smoky flavor in red and white chili

Pat A. (Verified buyer) 09/26/2018
I am so excited to I am so excited to have such a variety of spices so easily available. Not an easy task in a small community. Thank you.

Sue (Verified buyer) 03/22/2017
Serrano Chile Powder Nice kick, great in chili

Ron (Verified buyer) 01/07/2015
Serrano Chile Powder Great product.
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