A beautiful glossy red color, red Fresno peppers are the mature, somewhat sweeter version of the more common green Fresno. Their thick, waxy flesh provides both fruity sweetness and potent heat, making them a great choice for all sorts of hot fresh chile dishes.
Chop, mince, or puree red Fresno chilies for use in salsa, soup, sauces, or marinades. For additional flavor, roast the chiles on a gas range or in the oven and peel off the charred skin prior to use (How to Roast Chiles). Red Fresnos are also great pickled.