The Jalapeno chilli is one of the most widely used in the world, and is particularly well known for its essential role in many Mexican dishes. It is also extremely common in Indian food, where it is better known perhaps as the ‘bullet’ chilli.
It has a distinctive fresh, grassy flavour with plenty of heat, and a lovely balance between the two. Our Jalapeno powder retains these qualities, together with the vibrant green colour this chilli has. Not as hot as fresh jalapeno, it still packs a punch! Blended with other chillies and cumin for a seasoning mix, it will give life and zest to your dish, and it is especially good when used in a salsa verde, or (with caution) in guacamole.
Also it has a great affinity with pork – try making chilli con carne with pork, lots of fresh coriander and ground Jalapeno and you will get a deliciously authentic Mexican experience.
Another food this chilli works really well with is cream cheese, but in this case remember a little goes a long way.. just try a sprinkle on your sandwich or in a dip, it will bring it to life!
Heat level – 7