Cachucha Peppers, also known as ají dulce, are mild sweet peppers ranging from 1,000-5,000 (SHU) on the Scoville scale. Even though their appearance is similar to a scotch bonnet or habanero pepper, they are much milder and they ripen from a light green to yellow orange color.
In Caribbean and Latin American cuisine cachucha peppers are often used in something called sofrito, which is a combination of cooked vegetables and spices similar to mirepoix. If not being used to make sofrito, cachucha peppers can be eaten raw or sautéed, roasted, and added to stews.
Crystal Valley imports cachucha peppers year-round from the Dominican Republic.
Choose glossy, bright peppers without blemishes.