Saturday, August 30, 2008

Seed Saving: Jalapenos

Allow your jalapeno chilis to mature and ripen on the plant.
Carefully harvest them with shearing pruners making sure you don't get in touch with any of it's juices as it's extremely hot. Use hand gloves if possible. Prep them by washing in water first.
Use a fork to hold them in place on the cutting board and cut them lengthwise with a sharp knife.
A closer look at the seeds and the veins. These are extremely hot so be very careful.
Carefully scrape off the seeds with a teaspoon (or flat knife). Always make sure not to touch the chilis - use the fork to hold them in place while you do this procedure. Lay the seeds in paper towel and let them dry for a couple of days under the sun.
Deveined and seeded jalapenos can be used for cooking.

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