Frieda's Specialty Produce - Japones Peppers



  • The origin of this dried, red chile is unknown. The name “Japonés” may refer to a Japanese cultivar or may have come from the word “capones” that applies to chile peppers that have had their veins and seeds removed. Japonés are hot in flavor. Heat is 7 out of 10 on the Scoville heat scale.

Quick Usage Ideas

  • Grind or crush to season sauces or Latin and Asian dishes.

Healthy Highlight

  • Hot peppers are packed with capsaicin, which is being studied for its pain-relieving properties.

Selection & Storage

  • Choose semi-flexible pods and store in a cool, dry place up to 2 months for best flavor.


Spicy Baja Rice with Shrimp

Spicy Baja Rice with Shrimp Ingredients: 5 to 7 Frieda’s Dried Japones, or Tepin Chiles, rehydrated according to package directions 1 8-oz. can tomato sauce 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 cup long grain rice 1 cup chopped onion … Continue reading

Japones Fresh Tomato Sauce

Japones Fresh Tomato Sauce Ingredients: 4-6 Frieda’s Dried Japones Chiles, rehydrated according to package directions (save liquid) 1-1/2 cup diced tomatoes 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1/8 -1/4 teaspoon salt Cooked pasta Steps Discard stems and seeds … Continue reading