A passion for food + fashion

Burn, Baby, Burn!

In Food, Recipes on April 2, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Last night we had one of our “Sisters and Misters” dinners—that is my friend Booth and I get together for dinner with our gents and our younger sisters. These affairs often involve a splash of wine, and last night was no exception. When I did a bottle count this morning, I wondered how on earth we could have gone through that much rosé? But I think the answer lies in these naughty little jalapeño poppers. So SPICY HOT, they demand to be washed down with a crisp and refreshing and low-alcohol glass (read: bottle) of rosé. The poppers are a new favorite and I can’t wait to fool around with different fillings all summer. My sister, Claire, recently got me a jalapeño roaster from Williams-Sonoma and last night was the maiden voyage, using some super spicy sausage in the filling. By the way, if you have one of those curved grapefruit knives, they are PERFECT for coring and deseeding the peppers. Enjoy with a very cold glass of palest pink rosé!

the foodinista

The Foodinista’s Jalapeño Poppers

12 large jalapeño peppers, cored and seeds removed

1 link Mexican chorizo or spicy Italian pork sausage, casing removed

4 ounces sharp white cheddar (pepper jack would work too)

1/2 yellow onion, finely diced

2 ounces cream cheese, softened

Chopped cilantro, optional

Prepare grill for cooking over medium heat. In a skillet over medium heat, sauté onion in olive oil till golden, about 5 minutes. Crumble sausage in small pieces into skillet and cook until done. Transfer onions and sausage to a bowl, mix with cheddar and cream cheese, adding cilantro if using. Stuff mixture into peppers. Place stuffed peppers into jalapeño roaster. Put roaster on grill over indirect heat and cook for 15-20 minutes, with lid down as much as possible.

  1. My god those look good. Why has it taken me so long to stumble upon this blog? Good stuff. I’m looking forward to more food sharing. 😉

  2. I can’t wait to continue to try different jalapeno fillings in the months and years to come! None of them will every taste right without rose to wash ’em down, though!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: