In this video, you’ll meet a star of Mexican and Tex-Mex cooking, the jalapeno chile pepper. This bright green, medium-size pepper adds kick to all kinds of recipes, including poppers, ceviche, nachos, salads, and soups. You’ll learn just where jalapenos stack up on the heat chart, a.k.a. the Scoville scale. You’ll see how to moderate the heat a little bit and learn how to protect yourself when handling the peppers. You’ll also discover how a jalapeno pepper becomes a chipotle pepper! Watch the video, then see our complete collection of recipes with jalapenos.