If you like spicy foods, you know all to well the pain that can be involved in seeding hot chilis (literally and figuratively). Not only do you have to be careful handling the seeds, but cutting them out can be a laborious and time-consuming task.
In my quest to help you save time in the kitchen, I met up with Toronto chef, Michael van den Winkel, who discovered that measuring spoons are for more than just measuring.
So, if you want to know how to seed chili peppers or how to seed jalapenos (or any other small, hot pepper) you’re in luck today! Watch this short and simple video where Michael demonstrates how to seed chilis in a snap!
Hot chilis and jalapenos are a great addition to many dishes. I love using fresh jalapenos in my guacamole and often use red chilis in various Thai-inspired recipes. They have great decongestant properties, loads of vitamin C and A for immune-boosting antioxidant power.
There are a few things to consider with peppers: they are memebers of the nightshade family and have been linked to promoting inflammation in people who are prone to inflammatory responses like arthritis. As with anything, moderation and variety is key and if you suspect you’ve got a lot of inflammation, lay low on your pepper consumption.
And always, always be careful after handling hot peppers and their seeds! Don’t touch your eyes until you thoroughly wash your hands!
OK, other than all that, enjoy those hot little suckers. This time saving tip will make it that much easier.
I’d love to hear how you use your hot peppers and how you’ve been seeding them in the past. Did you find Michael’s tip helpful? Hit me with a comment below. I’d love to hear from you.