These wonderfully flavoursome flakes have quickly become a favourite of ours – so versatile and so tasty, with a background fruitiness on top of a smoky, lingering heat. Their flavour is not so ‘hot’ as fresh jalapenos, more warm and full. They can be used instead of or with fresh, and will add a zing to your chilli con carne and other Mexican dishes. Try using jalapeno flakes mixed into the breadcrumbs for fried chicken or fish, or as part of a dry rub. They also help make the best salsa verde, when mixed with fresh coriander and lime juice.