My good intentions of routinely posting recipes has gone off course.
My new fall/winter obligations as Training Officer for the local Power & Sail Squadron
and end-of season boat preparations
are really getting in the way of my fill-the-day-as-I-wish retired life.
I shouldn’t complain though as this ‘giving back’ to an organization in an area that interests me helps keep the boat dreams alive while our boat is ‘on the hard’.
And the end-of-season boat prep is actually fun seeing as this is our first season to do so.
So on to yummy things…
This following recipe fits my boat criteria as it is easy
and can be prepared within limited space and
cooked equally as well in a traditional oven or on a barbecue grill.
…for this batch I used Thai chilis, then repeated with jalapeños another time,
removing top, cutting in half and removing seeds and spines…
…cream cheese, some grated parmesan, herbs of choice (I used chopped parsley and basil),
some minced garlic…
…the Thai poppers…
… once filled with cheese wrap in bacon of choice…
I like the type that uses only natural preservatives
and when we are on a lower fat kick, turkey bacon…
…little jalapeño poppers…
…once the bacon is cooked to your liking (I prefer a bit crispy)
they are ready to enjoy…
If at home I cook in a hot oven.
One recipe I read says to cook slowly at 250 ° so the cheese won’t melt all over. I tried it once and the bacon seemed to take forever to cook. Plus I haven’t found the cheese melting is a problem, maybe because I quite often use a mixture of cheeses.
Grilled Stuffed Hot Peppers
8 hot peppers of choice
4 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
seasonings of choice (parsley, basil, smoked paprika)
1 large clove minced garlic
8 strips of bacon cut in half
Heat oven to 450 ° C
Cut the tops off the peppers, half and remove the seeds and spines.
Combine the cheeses, seasonings and garlic until blended.
With a small spoon stuff each pepper half.
Wrap each bacon half around each pepper half and secure with a tooth pick.
Grill until bacon is crispy, about 12-15 minutes