By Bonnie Walker
Posted on 23 August 2009.
Last week on SavorSA we offered enough ice cream recipes, ideas and temptations to float a banana boat.
This week, we turn up the heat with restaurant dishes and recipes that will make the outdoor temps mild by comparison.
Also, we pay homage to a chile that Mexican food lovers in states further west have have long savored, the green Anaheim chile. These chiles are usually at the markets here all year ’round. In August, though, the big stars are the chiles grown around Hatch, N.M. We’ve now accepted the Hatch chile in a big Texas way and, of course, will put our own stamp on it.
This week, check us every day for recipes for these chiles, as well as some other hot, hot foods being served in San Antonio.
When you think you’ve had enough heat, just go back and review SavorSA’s ice cream articles. Chiles, ice cream. It’s a match made in heaven.
Posted in Daily Dish, What's Hot!
By John Griffin
Posted on 23 August 2009.
Jalapeño poppers provide a great way to enjoy both the heat from a chile pepper and the cooling sensation from the cheese inside. They’re also easy to make.
This recipe from Matt Martinez is a bit different from the processed, freezer-burned poppers you find at too many restaurants. It calls for pickled jalapeños as a base. It also calls for a stuffing of Monterey Jack or American cheese. You could also use cream cheese, if you prefer. Or if you like thinks really spicy, try jalapeño (pepper) Jack. You can also make them ahead of time and keep them warm in the oven before serving.
12 whole pickled jalapeños
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack or American cheese
1 cup flour
2 cups buttermilk
2 cups cracker meal or seasoned breadcrumbs
Oil of your choice for deep frying
[amazon-product]1931721696[/amazon-product]Slip open one side of each jalapeño and discard all of the seeds and membranes. Rinse jalapeños in cold water and pat dry. Stuff with cheese. Roll the peppers in flour, dunk them in the buttermilk, then roll in the cracker meal. Place in the freezer for about 2 to 3 hours, until they are completely frozen.
Pour enough oil in your fryer to give you about an inch in depth, then heat to 350 degrees. Fry the poppers to a golden brown. Drain on a rack or on paper towels for a minute. Then hold in a warm oven for 10 to 15 minutes before serving. Serve with your favorite topping, such as crumbled bacon, or with salsa or sour cream on the side.
Makes 4 to 6 appetizer servings.
Adapted from “MexTex” by Matt Martinez
Posted in Recipes