5/17/12

Jalapeño Poppers: Foil Pack #1



As promised, we started with #1 on the list tonight.  I was expecting them to be super spicy, but taking the seeds and ribs out really cut the heat.  The creamy muenster cheese was a perfect balance to the heat and - hey - who doesn't like melted cheese??  I mean really?  Want cheese with that?  WHO SAYS NO?!

Makes 4 servings, 2 poppers each

8 whole jalapeños, stemmed, seeded and ribs removed
1 Tbsp olive oil (more or less)
salt - to taste
1/4 tsp ground coriander seed
1/4 tsp ground cumin
4-6 slices muenster cheese



1.  Using a pairing knife, separate the ribs from the flesh of the pepper.  
2.  Scoop and tap the ribs and seeds out - rinse well.
3.  Tuck 1/4" slices of muenster cheese into the little jalapeño cup you've carved


4.  Toss stuffed jalapeños in oil and seasonings.  
I used a toothpick on a few of the cups that had split slightly with my digging and removal of the insides.
5.  Wrap in heavy-duty foil.
Fold over the two short sides and fold over twice.  Bring up remaining sides and fold, allowing room for steam.
6.  Grill over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes, flipping several times.  Unwrap carefully (remember that steam-room I mentioned a moment ago)  There will be some cheese loss, however, it's easy enough to scrape up and enjoy with the rest of the popper!


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