Fruit and Seeds
Fresh, Dried, powdered
Mirasol means 'looking at the sun' in Spanish and describes the erect nature of the pods which grow on a compact plant. The pods are 3 to 5in in length and can be used both fresh and dry. Conical in shape and medium hot measuring about 5,000 scoville heat units, these peppers have a unique flavor with a hint of fruitiness.
MIRASOL - medium; 2 to 3 inches long by 0.5 to 0.75 inches wide; medium thick flesh; matures from green to red; upright pods; green leaves; 12 to 18 inches tall; Mid Season (70-80 days); Uses: Mexican Cuisine; from Mexico; pungent flavor with hint of strawberry
About Mirasol chile:
Chiles are found in 2 main colors: red and green. In fact, all the green peppers are unripe red ones and that is why their taste is not as hot as the one of the red chiles. The mirasol chiles are also called guajillo chiles and they have a special flavor, which is maintained even if they are dried. The mirasols are found in a bright color of orange-red; they are thin and have a medium length. The heat of the mirasol chiles is direct, flavored and intense and that is why it is used a lot in mild and soft
meals, like soups, stews or sauces-
The Mexican recipes include a variety of tacos and quesadillas and salads
based on veggies and greens (tomatoes, spinach, cucumbers, corn, beans
and black beans), but only served with the traditional salsas or dips, which are
always made of hot chiles and peppers, like the mirasol chile. Besides these,
the morita chiles are used in various Spanish soups, which also contain the
traditional red beans.