Spicy to perfection and fruity to taste, the chile costeno is a scrumptious pepper with various uses. Originating in Mexico, the chile costeno has a thin, translucent skin that covers a juicy interior. Notable for its unusually fruity aroma, the complex smell of this pepper is indicative of a savory, lingering flavor that leaves a remarkable aftertaste.
The unique tastes of chile costeno are localized to certain regions of Mexico, where it shares a family with the chile guajillo. The costeno can be used to create salsas or spice up a burrito. Along with this, it can be ground with garlic and salt for tasteful seasonings or spreads.