Here’s a tip from Simply Recipes website on how to “read” the hotness of a jalapeno… my hubby loves to eat them with french bread and fancy cheeses and meats for a simple supper… I don’t know if it’s true or not but I’m willing to give it a try!

Basically, the smoother the pepper, the milder it is — if it has striations in it, then it’s a bit hotter — if it’s turning red it’s very hot!