Whole Dried Espelette Ristra
In the Basque region of France where Espelette chiles reign, buildings and kitchens alike are adorned with strings of Espelette chiles. These chiles are then either used for decoration or for cooking.
While taking inventory of the chiles we had left from the 2021 harvest, we came across 25 ristras of Espelette chiles that Nacho had made during harvest.
Each ristra was hand-strung with about 20 chiles and weighs approximately 3.5 oz.
Use within 1 year for cooking or keep for up to 10 years as a decoration.