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.
- Origin: Santa Cruz, California
- Aliases: Chipotle (unsmoked)
- Heat level: 7,500-10,000 Scoville units
- Process: Sun-dried & ground
- Ingredients: 100% Capsicum annuum v. Jalapeño
- Tasting notes: Summer Tomato • Sugar Cane • High Burn
- 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!
- Pairs well with: Wild Mountain Cumin, Smoked Pimentón Paprika, Cured Sumac
The peppers are grown by Fire Tongue Farms 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
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Excellent! Can't quite describe how good these chili flakes are! They pack a nice heat but the complex flavors win the day.Have thrown out all of the chili flakes in my spice drawer and this is the new standard for my kitchen!!
my husband loves spicy foods and this makes that possible with anything!
I think I was expecting more heat. I make a infused olive oil with Red Pepper and garlic for my wood fired Pizzas. This had medium heat and I had to add triple the amount for the next batch. I love the spices here but this one landed a little flat for me.
I’m using the Red Jalapeño to spice up a marinade for chicken, or in scrambled eggs or almost any recipe that I decide needs some extra heat. It replaces red pepper flakes which I find too harsh in some dishes. All the Burlap and Barrel spices I’m using are excellent.
Really flavorful, and added a heck of a spicy kick to my lamb chops.