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Jalapeño

Spicy, but not the most spicy

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Do you need a pepper for a certain dish, but don't want to go all the way on the hotness scale? Then choose the EAT ME jalapeño pepper. This pepper will give just the right degree of spice without overpowering the other flavours in the dish. You can see that by looking at this chilli's rating on the EAT ME hot scale. This scale indicates how hot a pepper is. Scoring a 4, the jalapeño is in the mild flavour range. If you still find the taste too hot, remove the seeds and membranes before using the pepper.

Its undemanding spiciness makes this little pepper the ideal taste maker in many dishes, used whole or sliced in half. Jalapeño peppers are available in various colours, with green and red as the favourites. The length of the pepper varies between 4 and 7 cm. The skin is shiny.

Recipes with jalapeño peppers

The versatile EAT ME jalapeño pepper is a great way to add flavour to a variety of dishes. This pepper often features as an ingredient in Mexican dishes, but it can be used in many other recipes. What about jalapeño cheese straws or stuffed jalapeños?

Preparation

Wash the jalapeño pepper and then finely slice or chop it. Prefer a milder flavour? Then remove the seeds and membranes before using the pepper. If you're going to slice peppers, its best to rub your hands with a little oil. This prevents too much of the sharp pepper being absorbed by the skin. After preparation, wash your hands thoroughly with soap.

How to use jalapeño in the kitchen?

  • Grill
  • In salads
  • Stir-fry
Green Jalepeño Topview
Green Jalepeño Topview

Storage advice

Jalapeño pepper is best stored in the fridge.

Where do jalapeño peppers come from?

EAT ME jalapeño peppers are grown in the Netherlands, Spain and Morocco. Depending on the climate, growers cultivate them in greenhouses or in open fields. In both cases, the peppers start life as seeds. These are raised to create small plants by propagators. Once they are about 40 cm high, the plants are transferred to pots or stone wool slabs in preparation for further growth in the field or the greenhouse. After about 6-8 weeks, the harvest can start. Did you know that the peppers are green when they are picked? They turn into their familiar red after harvest.

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