Tsss . . . this is one hot pepper! This is the perfect spice to use to add heat to anything. Sauces, salsas, soups, sautés, and more! You could use cayenne, but what's fun and exciting about that? Everyone uses cayenne - don't you want to be different? ; )
Much like the infamous cayenne, the arbol has quite a lot of heat without much flavour of its own. It is therefore perfect for adding spice to any dish without altering the flavour. Grown in Mexico, it is a natural choice for Latin fare but blends seamlessly in countless other cuisines and culinary creations.