And besides the great taste they add to your recipe, they are really a very healthy menu item.
Did you know:
- and this one I really like the idea of... they can boost metabolism making weight loss easier and quicker!
Step 1: Let's get to chopping
Slice off the stem end of the jalapeño, unless your recipe says to use it for presentation purposes (in which case you wouldn't be chopping it up to begin with so none of thin information would apply).
Place it on a firm surface and insert the knife into the middle. Pull the knife through the end so you have halved the jalapeño.
See those seeds and membranes? That is where the heat is, mixed up all along that center vein. You can determine how much or how little heat you want to add to your recipe by how much of this you remove.
I always remove the seeds, they aren't the main supplier of the heat. But you can decide how much of the center membrane to leave in when you chop it to determine the heat factor.