NEW EPISODE from the Kitch’n! JALAPENO PASTA SAUCE – MALIBU VEGAN KITCHEN 006

JALAPENO PASTA SAUCE – MALIBU VEGAN KITCHEN 006 – In this Saturday’s Only episode from the Malibu Vegan Kitchen, Kathie shows you how to make Jalapeno Sauce that can not only be a Salsa, but a Jalapeno Pasta Sauce!

Learn about the JALAPENO below!

The Jalapeño is a medium-sized chili pepper pod type cultivar of the species Capsicum annuum.

A mature jalapeño fruit is 5–10 cm (2–4 in) long and hangs down with a round, firm, smooth flesh of 25–38 mm (1–1 in) wide.

Depending on cultivar, it can have a wide range of pungency, with Scoville heat units of a few thousand to as high as 462,884 (Chiltepín cultivar).

Commonly picked and consumed while still green, it is occasionally allowed to fully ripen and turn red, orange, or yellow. It is wider and generally milder than the similar Serrano pepper.

The Chile Pepper Institute is known for developing colored variations. The jalapeño is variously named huachinango, for the ripe red jalapeño, and chile gordo (meaning “fat chili pepper”) also known as cuaresmeño as it was traditionally consumed during Lent.

The name jalapeño is Spanish for “from Xalapa” (also spelled Jalapa), the capital city of Veracruz, Mexico, where the pepper was traditionally cultivated. The name Xalapa is itself of Nahuatl origin, formed from roots xālli [ˈʃaːlːi] “sand” and āpan [ˈaːpan] “water place”.

Genetic analysis of Capsicum annuum places jalapeños as a distinct genetic clade with no close sisters that are not directly derived from jalapeños.

Jalapeños were in use by the Aztecs prior to the Spanish conquest; Bernardino de Sahagún in the Florentine Codex writes of Aztec markets selling chipotles (smoked jalapeños), mole made from chipotles, besides the sale of fresh chilies.

The use of peppers in the Americas dates back thousands of years, including the practice of smoking some varieties of peppers in order to preserve them; further well preserved samples and genetic testing would be needed to determine the usage and existence of the jalapeño clade and pod type into the past.

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