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Red Or Green Jalapeno Chillies

Asked by AideenF. Answered on 23rd June 2018

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Hi, for the Simple Salsa which works best for flavour - red or green jalapenos? Thank you!

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Photo by Keiko Oikawa
A Simple Salsa
By Nigella
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Nigella's A Simple Salsa (from SIMPLY NIGELLA) is a slightly spicy tomato based sauce that is perfect as a dip but could also be dolloped beside grilled meats and fish or spooned onto tacos or nachos. The recipe specifies 3 japaleno chillies but does not specify the colour as availability can vary according to the season and also where you live.

Red jalapenos are riper versions of green jalapenos. They tend to be slightly hotter than green jalapenos and slightly sweeter. Green jalapenos have a slightly fresher, crisper taste. Aesthetically you will see flecks of green jalapenos in the sauce but red jalapenos will give a more uniform colour. So it depends on personal preference as to which colour you would like to use but a red jalapeno will give a slightly spicier sauce.

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