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Jalapeno Pepper Recipes – Get Sweet and Spicy


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The people in this world who know me best know I don’t really love fruit.  I know, I know, what kind of foodie doesn’t love fruit?

Here’s the thing, I’ll eat my fruit if it’s in smoothie form or maybe in a dessert even.  I mean, I’m never going to say ‘no’ to apple pie.  However, I’m not reaching for fruit if I’m hungry.  What I am reaching for are veggies—-especially peppers.

I embraced the pepper as a young child and it’s been happily ever after ever since.  Once I embraced the milder, sweet pepper, I ventured into the hot pepper.  I once ate a habanero hot wing that was so spicy my lips started burning before I even took my first bite.  But you know what? I loved it.

There’s something about that sweet spiciness of a habanero, jalapeno or poblano pepper that is my ideal of natural flavor so when I was asked to create recipes that embrace peppers, I was more than game.  The first recipe I knew I wanted to attempt was a healthier black bean burger.  I was tired of the frozen kind, knowing that I could make one better and fresher if I just took the time to experiment.  Because I wanted a healthy dose of flavor with a healthy dose of whole food ingredients (note the quinoa and oats in the recipe), I decided to saute a beautiful mix of jalapenos and sweet green and red peppers.  The results were not only phenomenally flavorful but also just plain pretty.

With my second recipe, I wanted to venture into the not-so-obvious with an attempt at peppers and dessert.  Since it’s summertime, I’m living in Miami and it’s mango season, all I had to do to get a little inspiration was to walk outside. Mangoes are everywhere these days! So, with mangoes and jalapenos on the ingredient list, my instinct was to go with ice cream. The key to getting that beautiful hotness from the jalapenos to sing while not being drowned out by the ice cream is to saute  finely chopped jalapenos over a dry heat (i.e. no oil in the pan).  I took a risk and it work.  I hope you do to.  Enjoy!

Jalapeno Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

Vanilla Ice Cream with Mangos, Dark Chocolate and Jalapeno

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About Whitney Fisch



Now an all-the-time food blog and a most-of-the-time parenting blog, Jewhungry is an expression of a little bit of this and a dash of that through the lens of a girl who loves food, travel, spirituality, and happened to have a kid along the way of all that exploration and learning.

Jewhungry was started because I love food and just because I keep kosher doesn't mean I can't try/have it all when it comes to the culinary world. Everybody's got their 'kosher', they just call it 'organic' or 'paleo' or 'vegan' or 'gluten free'. I just call it dinner.




9 Responses to Jalapeno Pepper Recipes – Get Sweet and Spicy

  1. I love jalapenos and never thought to try them in dessert, will have to make this thanks.

  2. avatar says: Misty D

    Both of these recipes sound SO delicious and sound like a wonderful summertime meal!! Can’t wait to try!! Thank You!

  3. Sounds yummy….can’t wait to try it!

  4. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. These two recipes are awesome. I agree about the chili peppers, especially paired with mango (love those) and bean burgers.

  5. Such great ways of using jalapeño peppers!

  6. Crazy combo…so intrigued!

  7. I love both of these recipes, they sound amazing!

  8. They look super good!

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