Remove the jalapenos from the brine solution. If you have bought whole jalapenos, remove the stem ends of the jalapenos, chop them into big pieces and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste. If you have bought sliced jalapenos, then add them into a mixer jar and blend to a smooth paste.
• A fun starter or finger food, Jalapenos when normally filled with cheese, coated in batter and deep fried make for delicious poppers.
• Baking stuffed jalapenos is a healthy appetizer option.
• Jalapenos are commonly used for making pimento cheese, potato salad, snack food and sandwich filling.
• Bottled or pickled Jalapenos pack a punch so please use sparingly in Mexican recipes for guacamole, salad dressings and in sandwiches.
How to store jalapenos, canned jalapenos, jalapeno peppers
Unopened cans can stay fresh at room temperature for upto 6 to 9 months or as specified on the tin by the manufacturer. Opened cans should be stored refrigerated and used within the said expiry date. Do not throw its brine solution till jalapenos are completely used. They act as preservative.
Health benefits of jalapenos, canned jalapenos, jalapeno peppers
Jalapenos are rich in vitamin C
and a compound capsaicin which help build immunity and fight bacteria and virus. They also contain some amount of fibre. However the canned jalapeno or the jalapeno in brine solution is high in sodium and thus not advisable for regular consumption for us, especially for those with high blood pressure
, heart disease
and kidney disease. Their pungent spicy taste is also not suitable for people suffering from acidity