need (real) pimento cheese recipe
I have a a lot of ripe and ripening homegrown pimento peppers, and need a recipe for pimento cheese. OK, this should be simple, but I've never had fresh peppers to start with; assume roast them, but then what? Thank you!!!
I had the same question a few weeks ago when I got pimentos in my CSA box. I roasted them, peeled, chopped and made the pimento cheese as usual. I used a slightly different recipe than the one Gio linked but that one looks good too. I had more pimentos that I needed so I froze the rest for a repeat this winter.
16 oz. sharp cheddar, grated
1 large roasted sweet red pepper, diced
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon finely grated onion
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
pinch of sugar (optional)
1 teaspoon of Sriracha (optional)
I just combine the first four ingredients with mayo until it looks creamy and evenly distributed. If the sweet peppers are not ripe enough, I may add a pinch of sugar to highlight their flavor. If I want spicy pimento cheese, I'll add Sriracha, but decrease the amount of Worcestershire sauce so it's not too tangy.