Definition of serrano
: a small very hot chili pepper that is red when mature
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Hot pickled onions: 1 large red onion 1 cup white distilled vinegar 1/2 cup water 3 tablespoons sugar 3 tablespoons kosher salt 2 dried bay leaves 3 cloves garlic 1 fresh serrano chile 1.
Slices of raw hiramasa alternate with precisely cut radishes and are served with serrano chile emulsion and charred onion powder; a whole dry-aged Peking duck comes with arepas instead of Chinese pancakes.
Other homegrown, or rather, college-grown, produce has included Mexican cucumbers, spicy lettuce, jalapeno and serrano peppers, leeks and eggplant.
Add eggs and serrano chiles and lightly scramble the eggs until they’re barely set, about a minute.
Another exceptional appetizer: Agua Chile De Atun ($16), raw sushi-grade ahi tuna marinated in a serrano-lime sauce and garnished with paper-thin slices of Persian cucumbers, red onion, avocado and green apples.
Dishes like ravioli with serrano pesto, and alfredo sauce made with chile de arbol peppers blend various ethnic cuisines.
Thick curls of raw pink fish sit atop a schmear of fresh cheese on a crunchy blue-corn tortilla, showered with capers, serrano pepper, and cilantro: a Mexican lox and bagel.
The lively flavor comes from tomatillos, garlic, cumin and three types of chiles — güero, Anaheim and just a touch of serrano, so that the sauce won’t be too hot.
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