Unlike most jalapeño peppers, which are picked while still green, these El Jefe–variety jalapeño peppers are allowed to ripen on the vine, where they turn bright red and sweet. They're medium-hot and perfect for cooking or garnishing, in a tomato sauce, with eggs or on fresh fruit.
- Heat level: 7,500-10,000 Scoville units
- Season grilled meat or veggies for a bright spiciness
- Sprinkle over dips like baba ghanoush and hummus
- Add to chocolate and fruit for a sweet/spicy kick!
- Seared Spice-Crusted Fish & Spicy Pineapple Salsa
The peppers are grown by Fire Tongue Farm in the cool, coastal climate of Santa Cruz, CA. The farmers Ryan and Levon specialize in growing chili peppers of all shapes and sizes, and they are dedicated to maintaining a healthy environment on and around their farmland, rotating between grazing sheep and growing peppers. You can taste the difference!
Their work builds healthy soil, prevents erosion, protects wildlife habitats and conserves water and other resources. Learn more at firetonguefarm.com
- red pepper flakes
Great taste and right amount of heat
I love the Red Jalapeno flakes so much that I'm now giving some as gifts. It's a beautiful bright flavor with just the right amount of heat. I've used this in a few dishes, but the most interesting addition was to mushroom & shallot quiche. It certainly elevated the dish!
These jalapeño flakes are perfect on pizza or anywhere you would use red chili flakes.
Every choice has been delicious! The fragrance and flavor of each is unbelievable.
Red Jalapeño Chili Flakes
Used on baked potatoes & also scrambled eggs...delicious!!