The term ‘toreados’ comes from the action of sautéing peppers until they brown and blister on all sides. Enjoy these with your favorite grilled item or in any taco!
Why Try? It’s an excellent way to expand your knowledge of flavor. For example, the jalapeño is the most common of the Mexican peppers. They get their heat from their seeds, because their flesh is mild in taste. There are a variety of ways to enjoy Jalapeños, including pickling them for additions to burgers, nachos and tacos, and smoking to add to sauces. Dry, smoked, red jalapeños are commonly referred to as chipotle peppers. Canned chipotles in adobo sauce can be a nice warm, sweet and heat building layer to sauces.
Serrano peppers are commonly seen in the produce department as either red or green. The Serrano pepper adds a touch more heat than a jalapeño might, but also has a bright, fresh flavor. These peppers can be enjoyed raw, but they are delicious when sautéed, as they give off fantastic flavor and, surprisingly, tame the heat.
Foodie Byte: To eliminate the heat, simply remove the seeds before adding the pepper to your dish.
Calories 26, Carbohydrates 2g, Fat 0.96g, Fat Calories 9, Fiber 0.21g, Protein 0.12g, Saturated Fat 0.07g, Sodium 25mg. Daily Values: Calcium 0.98mg 0%, Phos 2.75mg 0%, Copper 0.01mg 1%, Zinc 0.02mg 0%, Panto 0.01mg 0%, Magnesium 1.52mg 0%, Iron 0.05mg 0%, Vitamin B6 2%, Vitamin C 6%, Vit E-a-Toco 1%, Vitamin A 1%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.