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Sep 30, 2009 02:28 PM

Your favorite heavy-on-jalapeno recipes

Hey there. We are the lucky recipients of a HUGE (4+ lbs.) bag of jalapenos from our boss' garden. We are eager to burn through them before they turn. What's your favorite recipe that is heavy on the jalapenos? And on a related note, does anyone have experience with freezing jalapenos--do they thaw well? Does freezing significantly affect their taste and texture?

Thanks in advance, Chowhounders!

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  1. I've made these fish tacos a couple of times and threw a ton of jalapenos in there. I also included a fresh peach-honey salsa to balance the spiciness a bit and it was wonderful!

    No idea about the freezing though. Good luck!

    1. How about Cowboy Candy
      3 cups sliced jalepenos (seeded and ribs removed, or leave in some seeds if more heat is desired)
      1 1/2 cups sugar
      3/4 cup water
      Bring to boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 20 minutes till thickened. Recipe may be doubled
      Use as a relish, or a spread on sandwiches.

      1. I have never made them but I thought of JalapeƱo poppers - you can find a variety of recipes on line.

        1. Periodically, I purchase different types of peppers, e.g., Italian Long Hots, Cherry Peppers and Jalapeno's, and roast them in Olive Oil with a sprinkle of Kosher Salt. I then keep them in a food storage container to have with cold cut sandwiches, sausage heroes, burgers or hot dogs. I also chop up the different peppers and make a relish of sorts to spread onto sandwiches or as a topping for burgers and dogs.

          Jalapeno slices raw or flash fried in oil are great in Asian cooking too. Main dishes or soups to add a little heat.

          1. I have been wanting to make the bacon wrapped grilled jalapenos on They look awesome.

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            1. re: Procrastibaker

              Bacon wrapped Jalapeno Thingies are awesome!! IMHO double the recipe - every time I make them they disappear in short order. :)