Often confused with jalapeño, serrano (sometimes called green chili) has a similar flavor but more citrusy overtones. It's also smaller and more pungent, with a clean, crisp finish that makes it a better choice for brightening salsas and guacamole. Also great pickled.
Credit: Photograph by Michael Pirrocco
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