Much like the cayenne, this Mexican chile has little flavor and is quite hot. The perfect chile to add heat to a dish without altering its flavor.
With a heat comparable to that of the cayenne pepper, chile de arbol is one of the most versatile chiles available. It blends seamlessly with soups and sautés. Finely ground, chile de arbol adds a spicy dynamic to many dips and sauces. The flakes of chile de arbol will resuscitate mango or tomato salsas.