JALAPENOS WITH CILANTRO SAUCE

 

Jalapenos with cilantro sauce

  • Servings: 1-2
  • Time: 15-20 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Prep: 10 mins | Oven: 200 °C / 400 °F

“EXPLOSION IN A CRISP PEPPER”

Acknowledgment: Kudos to TheWickedNoodle!  View the link for larger quantities. I just made a couple here to test. You can vary the volume according to the number of jalapenos.

Ingredients

  • Jalapenos, cut in half with seeds and membranes removed
  • 2-3 tablespoons, softened cream cheese to room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons sharp white cheddar cheese, finely shredded
  • 1-2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro, stems removed
  • Half clove garlic
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 t ground chipotle pepper (optional)
  • kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Mix together cheeses and bacon. Fill peppers with mixture and place on baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or (an extra 5 mins) until just starting to brown on top.
  3. Meanwhile, put garlic and cilantro into food processor and pulse to finely chop. Add lime juice and olive oil (and ground chipotle pepper, if using) and process until a sauce forms. Add more oil if necessary until you reach desired consistency (sauce should have some body to it). Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Place jalapenos on serving platter and top with approximately 1 teaspoon sauce on each pepper.
  5. Serve and enjoy!