"De arbol" literally means "treelike," and this chile with lush growth and thick woody stems is aptly named . A close relative of cayenne, it is rich brick-red, elongated and pointed. It's tannic, smokey, and grassy flavor leaves a searing, acidic heat on the tongue.
The de arbol is a wonderful addition to soups and chilis and sauces.
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