Species: Capsicum Annuum
The Jalapeno, pronounced with an exotic accent, comes directly from the south of Mexico. It owes its name to the city of Xalapa, in the state of Veracruz. This region was discovered by the famous Spanish navigator Hernan Cortes in 1519. No doubt that our sailor spiced his dishes with the great Jalapeno. Actually, it is still an essential base for mexican cooking.
Colorful pepper, its taste is according to the maturity level of the fruit (green or red). It is at the beginning of our famous Scoville scale. Indeed, our Mexican champion is between 2,500 and 8,000 SHU (Scoville Heat Unity). This moderate ardor makes it the most consumed pepper in the United States. One other ingredients of his success is its easy culture. With very few known predators, few diseases, it is perfect for growing indoors and maturing under the sun of a balcony, for example.
But let’s go to what interests us : our taste buds! The Jalapeno is cooked in a multitude of recipes. Whole and grilled, with a good BBQ sauce, stuffed with cheese, sliced on a steak and it definitely rocks on sauces.
With the above, you have no more excuse for not tasting it. This beautiful pepper is ideal to impress your friends, even the most hater of heat flavors ! Easy to cook, easy to find, ideal to start in your own home made culture, spicy but not too much, our Jalapeno is a little MacGyver peppers ! With each recipe, its Jalapeno !