There’s nothing like a Mexican twist to spice up something classic. La Costeña Diced Pickled Jalapeños are the perfect bite-sized way.
Known for bold and spicy flavor, these green peppers complement classic Mexican meals like tostadas, tacos and ceviche. They also add an undeniable finishing touch to salads, pasta, or even sandwiches. For practically anything that demands an extra kick, they’re practically perfect.
The renowned Mexican chef Pati Jinich explores the use of these peppers in her cookbook Treasures of the Mexican Table. Try it in Plaza Chicken and Enchiladas (pg. 254) or the Istmeña Potato Casserole (pg. 346). Moreover, the liquid from the pickling is just as useful. Use it in place of vinegar for salad dressing or add it to a marinade for seafood or poultry. If you’re feeling lively, try the pickled peppers just as they are.
This month’s CrateChef box comes with plenty of pepper varieties. Each is equally covetable and suitable for culinary exploration.