To put it simply...use Jorge's Habit Habanero Salt in your everyday uses that you use salt. It is intended to use in place of your regular salt. Whether you use store bought kosher salt or regular table salt, replace your salt with Jorge's Habit. You can omit black pepper when you use it, yet you don't have to. Regulating the heat is done by the amount of Jorge's Habit used as well as the cooking method used. See more on this at recipes.