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- n. A wild chile pepper, Capsicum annuum, found in Mexico and the southwestern US.
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Michelangelo seem to be a tepin/chiltepin plant on August 6, 2009 at 6: 45 pm | Reply wererabbits
These are among the reasons, along with its powerful punch and piquant flavor, why the chiltepin is so prized among chileheads, and also why you are unlikely to find them in the typical grocery store produce section.
We met farmers there who are trying to cultivate this wild capsicum, and while they have successfully raised some very tasty, very hot chiles, they are not - strictly speaking - chiltepin.
Recently, doing research for my forthcoming book Chasing Chiles, I set out with co-authors Gary Nabhan and Kraig Kraft to find the people who harvest the wild chiltepin pepper, and to sample its uses among the descendants of those who first picked the tiny berries thousands of years ago.
Puesto Don Chuy makes a great chile colorado and you can get those cute chiltepin grinders and jars of chiltepin, and the fig jam ....!!!
I added a few crushed chiltepin from the bush outside my door for extra flavor.