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n. pl. ser·ra·nos
A cultivar of the tropical pepper Capsicum annuum having small highly pungent red or green fruit.

[American Spanish, from Spanish, from the mountains, from sierra, mountain range; see sierra.]
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Jalapenos don't have quite enough sizzle for me and habaneros are way too hot, but serranos have just the right balance between pleasure and pain.
With their slightly fruity taste and delayed bite, serranos are ideal for fresh salsas like pico de gallo.
Freshman Denny Bae closed with a 6-under-par 66 Monday at Los Serranos Golf Course to earn Player of the Year honors in the Western State Conference and lead a school-record performance by champion College of the Canyons at the WSC golf finals.
Bae (73-66-139), Jacob Curtier (73-72-145), Jonathan Minkoff (77-69-146), Oscar Modin (76-74-150), Joey Kroagman (73-77-150) and Lawrence Jarvey (76-75-151) helped the Cougars post a program-best 723 for the 36-hole competition held on the South and North courses, respectively, at Los Serranos.
The younger Kramer, director of golf at Jack Kramer-owned Los Serranos Country Club in Chino Hills, earned his Nissan berth by shooting 9-under-par 63 at Los Serranos South for the lowest score of six Nissan qualifiers.
Brock Shafer of Los Serranos closed strong in a 74-77-66-66 effort to take second at 274, a stroke ahead of a third-place tie between Cal State Northridge freshman Scott Bashin and 1998 City champion Craig Steinberg of Van Nuys.
SoCal Public Links: College of the Canyons alums Travis Matye of Lancaster and Alex Kuyumjian of Thousand Oaks and former Cal State Northridge golfer Ryan Fowlkes topped area efforts at Los Serranos South and were among six qualifiers for the July 10-15 U.
With seven people crammed into a two-bedroom apartment in Van Nuys, the Serranos are a family desperately in need of space.
But next week, thanks to Habitat for Humanity, the Serranos will move into a brand new four-bedroom home in Burbank.
Sanday qualifies: Cal State Northridge alumnus Jeff Sanday qualified for his second PGA Tour event in four weeks Tuesday, shooting a 9-under-par 65 at Los Serranos to earn a berth in the Nissan Open.
The tenderness of ripe tomatoes against the crunch of raw onion, the tap dance of serranos backed up by aromatic cilantro, garlic and lime - this is Mexican cooking at its most beguiling.
Drama turns on Diego Serrano, a middle-class widower with three young sons who marries Lucia, a divorcee teacher with two daughters.