This week’s menu includes the spicy Jalapeno pepper. The Jalapeno is one of the most commonly grown chiles in Mexico and probably the most common chile pepper in the U.S. When the jalapeno is smoked and dried it is called a “chipotle”.
The name “jalapeno” is derived from “Jalapa” the capitol of Veracruz, Mexico. The chiles average 2″ to 2 1/2″ in length and about 1″ in diameter.
The use of this chile dates back to the Aztecs who were the first known to smoke the chiles. Jalapenos are so thick and fleshy that they can’t be dried to preserve them because they’ll rot before they will dry.
So how are you going to use this spicy addition to your meals? Be sure to see our recipe this week for a Tomato and Apple Salsa. You can also check out five great and innovative ways to use Jalapenos. Share your ideas, tips and recipes for all of this week’s items on our Facebook page!
Have a great weekend! 🙂