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Pineapple jalapeno jelly - ideas?

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dmd_kc Sep 16, 2009 09:11 PM

A friend gave us a jar of really wonderful pineapple jalapeno jelly. Tonight I cracked it open to make wrap sandwiches of leftover pork tenderloin that had been marinated in honey/soy. I rewarmed the pork, sliced it thin and piled it on whole-wheat tortillas, then topped it with a quick jicama slaw (just salt and rice vinegar, let sit for 20 minutes) and a generous spoon of the jelly.

They were really, really good. But now I'm staring at quite a bit more of the jelly, and I'm a little flummoxed.

It's neither overly sweet nor too peppery -- just the right balance.

How would you use this great gift? I don't intend to waste a bit of it.

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    egging Sep 16, 2009 09:21 PM

    I love this type of jelly over cream cheese for a cracker spread.

    1. Shrinkrap Sep 16, 2009 10:17 PM

      I love pepper jelly with cornbread.

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        Normandie Sep 16, 2009 11:24 PM

        As a basis for a glaze for wings; or as an omelette or crepe filling; or as the filling of a pineapple-jalapeno bar cookie. For the latter, maybe I'd drizzle a simple little rum glaze on top.

        1. burp_excuzme Sep 17, 2009 02:19 AM

          How about on top of a turkey burger with a grilled pineapple? Or even stuffed into bread with sharp cheddar and grilled with butter.

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            Normandie Sep 17, 2009 04:57 PM

            I've been thinking about that turkey burger with the grilled pineapple and OP's jelly ALL afternoon. That sounds terrific!

          2. chowser Sep 17, 2009 04:49 AM

            Jam thumbprints

            I devein shrimp, wrap w/ bacon secured w/ toothpick, top w/ jalapeno jelly and bake. Hot, spicy, salty, sweet all at once. People always come back for seconds and thirds, until it's quickly gone.

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              care11 Sep 17, 2009 06:12 AM

              Chowser,
              At what temp and for how long do you cook these shrimp? They sound amazing!

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                chowser Sep 17, 2009 11:35 AM

                I use large shrimp and cook at 400 for about 8-10 minutes.

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                  care11 Sep 17, 2009 03:34 PM

                  Thanks! I made them today b/c I had all 3 ingredients. My neighbor stopped by for a minute and I offered her a few and she was cracking up that I was serving her these delicious morsels...with toothpick and all at like 1pm. She was looking around as if expecting cameras and a big light to pop out from the living room...a special occasion? ...What did she win?? I always try to explain people how I just love to be in the kitchen and I am shocked by how many people just don't understand.

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                    chowser Sep 18, 2009 08:50 AM

                    Glad it worked out. LOL, it is funny that people are surprised by home cooked food, even if it is the afternoon.

            2. soyummmy Sep 17, 2009 02:49 PM

              sounds like a great dip for coconut shrimp. I usually use Mango Jalapeno . Also excellent with chicken cutlets, or sharp cheddar cheese and crackers.

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                sparkareno Sep 17, 2009 03:46 PM

                I think I'd brush some on some pork chops & pork tenderloin & then grill them. I also second the cream cheese idea.

                1. Botch Sep 18, 2009 11:11 AM

                  To flavor plain yogurt! IMO it's better than any flavor for yogurt, just throw a tablespoon into a bowl of yogurt, divine.

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                    jellykings Nov 11, 2009 01:05 PM

                    There is a place in Arizona where you can buy pineapple jalapeno jelly as well as mango jalapeno jelly. The name is Chato Loco Jalapeno Jellies. P.O.Box 41857 Mesa AZ 85274
                    They ship every where in the US. They are on $6.00 each or 4 for $20

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