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What to do with a can of pickled jalapenos?

I have a can of pickled jalapenos sitting in my kitchen for more than a year now! How can I best use it up fast?

Any vegetarian suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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  1. I eat them right out of the jar. Or add them to quesadillas with cheese. Top nachos with cheese and pickled jalapeno rings.

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    1. re: kimeats

      Second that, and they're good on pannini with red onion, roasted peppers, olives, sharp cheese, etc.

      1. re: trentyzan

        Open mouth. Insert pepper. Chew. Repeat.

        God, I'm a sucker for those puckery bites from Heaven.

    2. I use the pickled jalapenos as a condiment, always have them in the fridge. I will dump the can in a small jar with a twist lid, and then we add them to sandwiches, tacos & burritos, and quesadillas. Just about anything that you want add a little pickled punch too. A year? That's unheard of around here!

      1. I'd put them on hot dogs as a first choice.

        Either that, or I'd dice them up and mix into chicken salad.

        I have to resist the urge to buy/eat too many of these as they bring back terrible flashbacks of my younger days of eating at Subway ...

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        1. re: ipsedixit

          And I forgot! Your post reminded me. At times I'll make a really tasty tuna salad with them.

        2. If they're whole you could make a 'T" shaped cut in the side, seed, and stuff them with goat cheese.

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          1. re: Romanmk

            if whole, stuff with monterey jack blended with cheddar, batter and deep fry: poppers!

            1. There is a thread that Jfood started which has a quinoa recipe-- it's called jfood's first time w/ quinoa or something like that. The recipe he links to in that thread calls for some picked jalapenos. (I know, b/c I started assembling this salad last night, and just 14+ hours ago, I was wondering where the heck one gets pickled jalapenos!) I haven't tried it yet, but it's called black bean quinoa salad and it sounds really good! (just do a search on this board. It's only a few days old.)

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              1. re: anzu


                There's a recipe in Vegetable Harvest for a bread with pickled jalapenos - I bought a jar but never made the bread!

              2. Jalapeno corn bread, a la Hotel Boulderado

                1. In addition to some of the excellent suggestions made, I use pickled jalapenos to make a quick salsa, either green or red in a blender.

                  Briefly boil tomatoes, onion and garlic, let them cool
                  Put in blender with some cilantro and a few pickled jalapenos to taste
                  Add salt
                  Pulse to make a chunky salsa, puree for a smoother one

                  Char an onion and husked tomatillos on a grill or hot pan
                  Put in blender with a few chiles, cilantro, a squeeze of lemon and some salt to taste
                  (I use canned tomatillos when Im in a pinch)

                  1. dry them out in the oven, chop & add to your favorite pizza dough. Drying them out won't add any extra moisture to the dough.

                    What I do with them most of the time is I put it in my pasta. Some pasta,marinara, sausage, onions, mozzarella cheese & the jalapenos is my favorite meal

                    1. nuttie cat, with all these ideas, now you'll have to go buy some more. ;-)