These meaty chiles come from the mountainous regions of Hidalgo and Puebla in Mexico. The Serrano Chili has a very hot, savory flavor. Left on the vine to get matured to fully ripen ( turns scarlet red in color), then they are harvested and smoked dry for extra depth of flavor.
The flavor profile of the savory Serrano is a crisp, smoky, fruity flavor with citrus undertones and a heat that lingers. The Serrano is considered a medium heat chili, rated 4-5 on a heat scale of 1-10 and 8,000-18,000 in Scoville Heat Unit.