The jalapeño is an all-purpose chili with heat ranging from mild to hot. By removing the seeds and ribs you can control the level of heat in your dish. Depending on how spicy you like it, you can elect to remove or keep some of the seeds and ribs.
- Cut the pepper in half with a paring knife.
- Use a melon baller and gently scrape the seeds and ribs out of the pepper.
- The oils in the peppers can irritate your skin. You may want to wear rubber gloves when seeding and chopping the peppers.