Hot and fiery, although varieties differ in heat and strong flavor, most will leave a tingling, burning sensation. Important in Mexican, Indian, south-east Asian and Chinese cuisines; will appear in curries of all kinds, Indonesian sambals or in Sechuan style cooking of China; easy to spot in Mexican tacos, sauces, meat and chicken dishes; West Indian pepper sauces for meat, fish and poultry count in their spiciness; found in southern European sauces and in the harissa paste, used to flavor couscous in north Africa.
Cooking with chili
Jalapeño chiles have found a place in recipes from the United States. You might want to try some of the recipes we propose.