If you like it hot we've got you covered! Spice up your day with our amazing round-up of 20 Spicy Serrano Pepper Recipes.
Serrano peppers are a type of chili pepper that originates from Mexico. Depending on the maturity they come in a variety of colors with green being the most common.
Once they mature the color varies from green, red, yellow, orange and brown. Serrano peppers are hotter and smaller in size than similar-looking jalapeño peppers. They can be eaten raw or cooked.
They add that delicious spicy kick to your meals and are wonderful for making sauce, salsa, guacamole and relish, or used as a garnish. They are amazingly charred and added to your favorite dishes to bring extra spice and flavor.
Bring some heat to your meals with our delicious 20 Spicy Serrano Pepper Recipes.
1. Serrano Hot Sauce
If you like extra heat then this Serrano Hot Sauce recipe by Mexican Please is for you! Made with serrano peppers and tiny fiery habanero pepper this hot sauce is perfect for topping your tacos, burritos and enchiladas.
2. Smashburgers With Charred Serrano-Blue Cheese Butter
These Smashburgers With Charred Serrano-Blue Cheese Butter by Chili Pepper Madness taste as awesome as they look. Made with 80/20 ground beef, topped with outrageous blue cheese butter spiked with charred serrano peppers, these burgers are seriously tasty.
3. Spicy Serrano Pepper Chimichurri Sauce
Elevate any meal with this Spicy Serrano Pepper Chimichurri Sauce by Marley's Menu. With its fresh punch of bold flavor, you can use it as a marinade or simply pour it over any dish for a vibrant finish.
4. Smoked Turkey Chili with Serrano Peppers
Impress your family and friends with this indulgent Smoked Turkey Chili with Serrano Peppers by Vindulge. This delicious version made with smoked ground turkey, white beans, serrano pepper and beer is a whole new level of awesomeness.
5. Restaurant-Style Salsa
This amazing Restaurant-Style Salsa by Once Upon a Chef will quickly become one of your staples. In this recipe tomatoes, onions, garlic and whole serrano peppers are roasted which intensifies their flavor and adds a touch of smokiness.
6. Hamachi Crudo
Hamachi Crudo by Plaitings and Pairings is a delicate Japanese appetizer made from raw yellowtail fish. In this dish, thin slices of yellowtail fish are arranged on a serving platter, drizzled with soy and yuzu dressing and finished with a sprinkle of lemon zest, serrano peppers and sea salt and garnished with sesame seeds, red onions and cilantro.
7. Serrano Cucumber Margarita
This Serrano Cucumber Margarita by Running to the Kitchen is hot! This spicy and refreshing cocktail is made with a mix of tequila, fresh serrano peppers, cucumbers, lime, agave and black Hawaiian lava salt.
8. Spicy Guacamole
You will love this Spicy Guacamole by Natasha's Kitchen made with serrano peppers. This delicious ultimate party appetizer lights a small fire in your mouth forcing you to eat it slowly and savor each bite.
9. Spicy Tomato Gazpacho
This healthy vegan Spicy Tomato Gazpacho by Simply Quinoa is light, cool and very refreshing. Make this simple flavorful soup in a blender in under 10 minutes with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, bell pepper, serrano pepper, red onion and fresh basil and parsley.
10. Mexican Chiles Toreados
Try this authentic Mexican Chiles Toreados by Chili Pepper Madness. In this simple tasty recipe, jalapeno and serrano peppers are simply blistered and fried up in a hot pan with a touch of salt and lime.
11. Cauliflower and Chickpea Coconut Curry
Who doesn't love a good curry? This vibrant Cauliflower and Chickpea Coconut Curry by Vegan Huggs is pure comfort in a bowl. This delicious curry is made with a mouth-watering spicy and zesty sauce from tomatoes, garlic, onions, ginger, serrano peppers, curry powder and coconut milk.
12. Mango Pineapple Salsa with Serrano Pepper
This colorful Mango Pineapple Salsa with Serrano Pepper by The Pastiche is your ultimate summer recipe. Serve this deliciousness with your favorite chips, or use it as a topping for chicken, fish, rice or veggies.
13. Shrimp Aguachile Verde
Shrimp Aguachile Verde by Hola Jalapeno is one of Mexico’s most delicious seafood dishes. This no-cook flavorful appetizer dish consists of raw shrimp that is marinated in a spicy mixture of serrano peppers, lime juice and cucumber. This tasty version is combined with charred corn and garnished with avocado, red onion and fresh cilantro.
14. Cilantro and Serrano Pepper Mexican Rice
You'll be surprised how addictive is this Cilantro and Serrano Pepper Mexican Rice by Creative Culinary. This simple rice dish is made with serrano peppers, cilantro and olive oil dressing that everyone will love.
15. Grilled Swordfish Brochettes with Charred Serrano Chimichurri and Citrus Tarragon Aioli
This fabulous-looking Grilled Swordfish Brochettes with Charred Serrano Chimichurri and Citrus Tarragon Aioli by About to Sprout is perfect for dining al fresco. This recipe features marinated swordfish in a herby citrus olive oil marinade and grilled on skewers with zucchini slices. Served with a spicy charred serrano chimichurri and a citrus tarragon aioli.
16. Pickled Serrano Peppers
Learn how to make these hot Pickled Serrano Peppers by A Fork's Tale. With only 4 ingredients these sweet, spicy and tart peppers make the perfect addition to your sandwich, noodle bowl, burger, pizza or hotdog.
17. Sweet and Spicy Salmon
This Sweet and Spicy Salmon recipe by Holistic Foodie makes a delicious, quick and easy dinner. Salmon is marinated in tamari and honey based marinade, broiled in the oven and served alongside crispy kale, charred green onions, spicy serrano pepper and some crunchy peanuts.
18. Charred Serrano White Bean Dip
Meet your new favorite dip. This super tasty and creamy Charred Serrano White Bean Dip by Minimalist Baker is made with charred serrano peppers resulting in a beautifully smoky and spicy flavor.
19. The Best Chili Recipe Ever
The Best Chili Recipe Ever by A Simple Pantry could quickly replace your old standby dinner. This flavorsome twist on a classic chili recipe is featuring homemade red bell pepper paste and a special blend of spices.
20. Cranberry Serrano Pepper Jam
We love this jewel-hued Cranberry Serrano Pepper Jam recipe by Happy and Harried. This delicious jam is made with winter cranberries, orange, and spices with a little spice kick from hot serrano chili peppers.