Asparagus with Chiltepin

Asparagus with Chiltepín

Asparagus with Chiltepín

Espárragos con Chiltepín

Recipe Yield

4 to 6 servings

Cooking time

15 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.34 from 6 votes


  • 1 pound asparagus stalks peeled and trimmed of dry ends
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 4 to 5 dried chiltepin chiles crushed
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice

To Prepare

  • Preheat grill or griddle to medium high heat. Brush asparagus with oil and season with the salt.
  • Grill for about 8 to 10 minutes, flipping as they char and begin to soften.
  • Meanwhile, heat a small saute pan over medium heat. Add the olive oil and butter and once it begins to bubble, add the pecans, cook for about a minute. Add the crushed chiltepin chiles, mix and cook for another minute. Remove from the heat. Add the lime juice and stir.
  • Place grilled asparagus on a plate, spoon butter pecan mixture on top.


10comments inAsparagus with Chiltepín


    Jan 10

    Los chilitos los venden en cualquier tienda?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 17

      No creo Isabel, todavia no son tan populares desafortunadamente, pero seguro los encuentras en cualquier mercado Hispano o Latino, suerte!

  2. Mary Kay Hardcastle

    Jan 10

    Is there an equal flavor substitution for the chiltepín in case I cannot source it?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 17

      Just go for some red pepper flakes Mary Kay, the chiltepin flavor is very unique, unfortunately sometimes is hard to find 😉

  3. Mary Pomeroy

    Jan 10

    I had a chiltepin bush in my flower bed near San Antonio Texas and moved away from there and didn’t bring any to grow here. Soy triste.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 17

      Aw! I feel you Mary, chiltepines are so delicious!

  4. Suz

    Dec 22

    Looks delish

    1. Pati Jinich

      Dec 24

      Thanks Suz!

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