serrano (pronounced "suh rah noh") chili pepper (Capsicum annuum) is a
type of chili pepper that originated in the mountainous regions of the
Mexican states of Puebla and Hidalgo. Unripe serranos are green, but
the colour at maturity varies between red, brown, orange, and yellow.
Serranos are very meaty and therefore they do not dry very well. They
are generally between 25 and 100 mm and around 10 mm wide.|
Serrano chili peppers have thin walls and don't need to be steamed or peeled before using, making it the easiest chili pepper to use for salsas.
Serranos rate between 5,000 and 23,000 Shu's on the Scoville scale.