Jalapeno Pepper Hot Sauce – The Mexican Connection


Mexico brings to our mind nachos, the sombrero, the Spanish guitar and who could forget the hot favorite (well literally), Jalapeno? The Jalapeno pepper hot sauce has quite conquered borders with its blasted taste and lingering feeling. The Jalapeno chilli pepper can be both a luscious green and a bloody red, with the latter being a much milder variety and the Jalapeno pepper hot sauce is an accompaniment to many a snack.

The Jalapeno chilli is actually a pepper holding close relationships to the capsicum. However, in comparison to other chilli peppers an amazing thing is discovered, its heat level varies according to its growth and preparation procedure. The name Jalapeno itself comes from the city Xalapa in Veracruz, which is the traditional home turf of these chillies. Apart from this place many other regions in Mexico too are dedicated for this purpose.

Go for a Jalapeno hot sauce if you are the one for tangy, acidic sensation swirling your taste buds. It is prized for the hot, burning sensation that it produces in the mouth when ateen. It is actually a cultivar of the species Capsicum annuum. The distinct difference between a Jalapeno Hot Sauce and other hot sauces, well, yes, you have guessed it, is Jalapeno.

Only a few among those who are fond of the Jalapeno pepper hot sauce are aware of the source of the hot flavor of this sauce. Although there are conflicts in views, most people have the same opinion that the heat is generated, due to capsaicin and related compounds. These are caused by the seeds and veins and if they are removed, the heat vanishes too.

In comparison with other chile peppers, the jalapeno has a heat level that varies from mild to hot depending on how it was grown and how it was prepared. Most sources agree that the heat, due to capsaicin and related compounds, is concentrated in the seeds and the veins – ie, deseeding and deveining can significantly reduce the heat attributable to a Jalapeno hot sauce. The Jalapeno sauces rate between 2500 and 8000 Scoville units in heat and have a characteristic acidic taste.

Jalapeno pepper is the most widely taken chili pepper in USA. Sauces made from the Jalapeno pepper bear the unique flavor of Mexico. The different ingredients used in the sauce make it tangy and lip smacking. For instance, the "Mad Dog Green Amigo Hot Sauce" is blended with fresh squeezed limejuice, garlic and sweet onions, which is just perfect for dipping the chicken wings. Whereas the "Pure Jalapeno" sauce is just a basic Jalapeno extract blended perfectly with salt and sugar. These are best for marinating the pork.

Jalapeno Pepper Hot Sauce is unduly the best culinary addition to chicken, fish or steak.


Source by Chris McCarthy

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