Also known as ‘chile bola,’ cascabel is an interesting chile with a bit of a bite. A chile that requires no rehydration, just grind whole to a coarse powder, perfect for red tomato salsas. Pairs well with red wine.
Cascabel is the name given to rattle snakes in Mexico. The seeds of this chile rattle inside the pod and make a sound similar to a rattler. Mildly hot with overtones of smoke and nuts. The cascabel chile partners well with other chiles in Mexican salsas. A perfect chile for dry rubs.