£2.30 – £6.20
The Mexican Mulato chilli is the Ancho’s big brother – both are the poblano pepper, but Mulato are fully mature whereas the Ancho is harvested early. The Mulato is even darker, wrinkled and on the verge of black. It is hotter than the Ancho, very warm and deep, and its flavour has notes of chocolate, liqorice, cherry and tobacco. In Mexico it is used as a part of Mole sauce, and also to give depth to salsas and marinades. Mulato works very well with chocolate, and an interesting way to use their distinctive flavour is as a garnish on rich desserts such as ice cream or chocolate cake.