The chile of choice for authentic American South Western cuisine. Used in salsas, chili con carne, soups. Makes one good paprika.
From the region that produces the most chiles in the USA, the New Mexican chile, also known as ‘chile colorado’ is mild, dark red and quite fruity. Works well in nearly everything: pasta, mayonnaise, Tex-Mex recipes. Its aroma compliments poultry and shrimp.