Definitions

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  • n. A variety of chili, used especially in sauces.

Etymologies

Spanish, diminutive of pasa ("raisin"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • What is called an ancho in other places is called a pasilla here in Cuernavaca.

    An American Chef In Mexico

  • Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal The grilled pork sandwich Among Pachanga Patterson's lunch offerings: An ancho-battered pollack fish taco with citrus habanero aioli, cilantro, onion and tomato ($9), grilled lamb torta with pasilla chili sauce, pickled red onion and romaine lettuce ($9) and chicken leg torta with ancho chili paste, avocado and bibb lettuce ($8).

    Classic Mexican

  • Do make sure you use a brighter (not sure how else to describe it) dried chile pepper, as opposed to the smoky ones such as guajillo, ancho or pasilla, all of which will taste very wrong.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • And I love that you used pasilla on your pecans -- I need to grind some of mine up and try that combination!

    Chipotle sweet potato soup | Homesick Texan

  • I have been using Grady Spears 'recipe (just made a batch); I use pasilla chiles, finely ground.

    Making my own Mexican chorizo | Homesick Texan

  • I agree a thousand percent about the tomatoes, but some of the best guacamole I've ever had involved a fresh tomatillo salsa with roasted pasilla peppers and red onions.

    Guacamole, my way | Homesick Texan

  • We watched the two chefs fire up the grills, and were the happy recipients of their "dueling grill" cook-off, which included home cured bacon-wrapped scallops, grilled prawns, spicy sausages, and grilled artichokes, accompanied by warm lentil salad with pancetta and duck leg confit, stuffed pasilla chiles and Santa Maria baked beans -- all washed down with rosés, chardonnays, pinots and syrahs of local vineyards such as D'Alfonso-Curran Wines and Hartley Ostini Hitching Post Wines.

    Jennifer Evans Gardner: Girl Meets Grill

  • We watched the two chefs fire up the grills, and were the happy recipients of their "dueling grill" cook-off, which included home cured bacon-wrapped scallops, grilled prawns, spicy sausages, and grilled artichokes, accompanied by warm lentil salad with pancetta and duck leg confit, stuffed pasilla chiles and Santa Maria baked beans -- all washed down with rosés, chardonnays, pinots and syrahs of local vineyards such as D'Alfonso-Curran Wines and Hartley Ostini Hitching Post Wines.

    Jennifer Evans Gardner: Girl Meets Grill

  • The soup is a robust pasilla chile and tomato soup with tortilla strips, avocado, cheese and sour cream.

    High-End Mexican

  • I just made a Rick Bayless casserole the other night with pasilla sauce, mashed black beans, corn tortillas, sour cream and cheese.

    Copper Piping and a Layered Tortilla & Tomato Casserole With Butternut Squash Hash and Melted Cheese

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