Whenever I use jalapeños, or any other spicy chile for that matter, I always employ the same simple technique for seeding that ensures my hands and eyes won't burn. Here's how I do it:
- Flatten the plastic baggy that the jalapeños come in on the counter next to a cutting board. Place the jalapeño on the cutting board and slice the stem off, then slice in half lengthwise.
- Set the jalapeño half in the middle of the plastic baggy. Fold the plastic over to cover the jalapeño.
- Taking care not to cut the plastic with your nail, gently scrap out the seeds into the plastic.
- Repeat with remaining half and prepare jalapeño according to your recipe.
It's a lot easier than wearing gloves! How do you seed chiles? Share your methods below.