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Jalapeno peppers

Native to Veracruz, Mexico, the jalapeño is perhaps the most popular hot chile in the world. It is generally dark green when harvested but can also be found in a ripe, crimson red form, which is equally spicy (2,500–8,000 Scoville heat units). Thick-skinned and easily seeded, the jalapeño makes a perfect receptacle for cheese (wrapped in bacon, of course). When smoked and dried, it is called a chipotle.

In Season

July, August, September, October, November, December

Recipes with Jalapeno peppers

Pumpkin Seed Salsa

CUESA’s Food Shed

STREET-STYLE ALOO PARATHA - rasoi - heena patel

Street-Style Aloo Paratha

Heena Patel, Rasoi

Frog Hollow Farm Rainbow Salad

Anna Buss, Frog Hollow Farm

Spicy Carrots

Sherri Brooks Vinton, author of Put ‘em Up (Storey Publishing, 2010)


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