Fresh Red Anaheim Chilies
Scoville Heat Rating:
500-1,500 (chile heat scale)
Red Anaheim chilies are the less common fully ripe form of the Anaheim chile. They are sweeter than green Anaheims and a major ingredient/symbol in Southwestern cuisine.
Store fresh red Anaheim chilies in the refrigerator, wrapped in a zip top bag. They can be frozen for long term storage.
Up to a week fresh, up to a year frozen.
RECIPES & TIPS
Red anaheims can be used as you would most other varieties of fresh chilies. Red anaheims are particularly good pickled, stuffed for chile rellenos, or roasted and blended into sauces. Before cooking with them their inner ribs and seeds should be removed, and their stems shouldn’t be eaten.
Like poblanos, Anaheim chilies can be easily roasted whole on a grill or gas stove. See How to Roast Chiles for a tutorial.
Red Anaheim chilies are frequently paired with ingredients like cilantro, lime, beans (pinto, black turtle, anasazi, appaloosa), cheese (jack, cheddar, queso fresco & other Mexican varieties), tortillas, chicken, beef, and pork.