Holiday season is coming! here's an appetizer thats good for suit down parties or football parties.
You'll need some fresh jalapenos. select largish ones, with nice firm stems, and as blemish free as possible, the TAMS are pretty
commonly available and milder than most.
You'll need a package of cream cheese, and a setup of bacon for every pepper.
Blanche the peppers quickly by dropping the whole pepper in boiling salted water for 10 to 20 seconds. immediately cool them in cold water.
Slit the softened pepper from stem to point then use a small spoon or the tip if the knife to hollow out the membranes and seeds. this removes a lot of the heat from the pepper and makes a small boat.
Fill each hollowed pepper with cream cheese, wrap a piece of bacon around it and bake it on a rack in the oven. About 20 minutes at 375. Serve as is or with ranch dressing.
To sex it up... mix the cream cheese half and half with shredded cheddar. you can also mix in cocktail shrimp if you want... season any way you want. Be creative.