• Fresno chilies are similar in size to the jalapeño pepper. When green they have a mild heat level. As they ripen and turn red, they become hotter. If unavailable, substitute jalapeño or serrano chilies.
• Marcona almonds are grown in Spain. They have a rounder shape, a sweeter taste and softer texture than the California variety. They can be found in gourmet markets. If unavailable, substitute the more familiar California almond.