Taming a Jalepeno Into Yum.

If you are like me, the word "jalepeno" scares you a little. When I first heard of this recipe, I looked at Morgan with that "you-are-joking-right?" look that I give him sometimes.
Ok, a lot of the time.
I use that look a lot.
He is usually joking. But this time he wasn't.
Seriously, there is something you can do with jalepeno peppers that will make them into little pockets of juicy, creamy, awesome yum.
Not hot.
Cross my heart.

See, all (or the vast majority) of the heat of the pepper is in the seeds and the membrane. Remove that, and you have tame peppers!
So begin this recipe with removing the seeds and membrane of the peppers. You really want to get it all if you aren't a fan of hot. I promise.

I used a grapefruit spoon to scrape all the membrane out, and rinsed it out with warm water. 

Now comes the good part. Take cream cheese. Mix it with small chunks of garlic. For my six jalepenos, I used one block of cream cheese and three cloves of garlic chopped up really small, and a dash of garlic powder.

Now, stuff the cream cheese- garlic mixture into the peppers. You really want to be careful to try to not break the peppers, or while they are cooking all the cream cheese will run out, and then what will have been the point of stuffing them? Hm?

Now, wrap each jalepeno tightly with a strip of bacon, and secure with a toothpick.

Space them out on a cookie sheet, and bake them at 350 F until the bacon looks pretty cooked. Not crispy, just cooked. Then turn on the broiler on high just long enough to crisp the bacon.
Pull out jalepeno packets of goodness.
No really.
Let them cool.
You really really want to let them cool.
That cheese inside is really, really warm.

Now. Eat them all.
All of them. Nom nom nom.
I recommend a glass of milk. If you didn't get quite all the membrane, it can get a bit spicy up toward the stems. It's not bad. Especially with a glass of milk.

On a side note, just imagine for a moment being my long-suffering husband. Every time I pull something out of the oven, all yummy and ready to eat, when he is all hungry and ready to eat it up... I stop him... and spend a good long while taking pictures of it for my blog.
He is a good sport about it.
But poor him.

He stopped to take a breath between inhaling peppers, so I took a picture while he wasn't paying attention.
Aren't I sneaky.

It didn't take us very long to wipe out the peppers. All gone. I even mopped up all the juice on the plate with a piece of bread.
 It was yummy.

1 comment:

  1. Yum! Can also do this with jumbo shrimp instead of jalapenos.