The trick is to smoke the meat and not make the meat smoke
Date:May 29, 2010 Viewing:Click on THUMBNAIL to bring up larger image with captions. There will also be controls for manual or self running slide show. Learn More:ClickHERE to jump to additional Info about this recipe.
This unusual looking tool is a jalapeno corer, which you screw into the pepper from the top to remove the core
The other key to this recipe is the jalapeno roasting rack in the top right of this picture
The jalapenos get stuffed with smoked ham & pepper jack cheese cut into matchstick slivers
The jalapenos are stuffed & the next step is to apply a dab of cream cheese to help hold the tops on
Raichelen’s recipe called for these to be direct grilled, all other recipes use indirect & I think that is the way to go in the future
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My mother likes spicy foods, the spicier the better. I was cooking for her birthday & I spotted this recipe from Stephen Raichlen’s Primal Grill TV show while watching a marathon of his shows. It was a last minute thing & it had bad karma written all over it. I picked up the rack & coring tool and then found my normal market had zero jalapenos. I also didn’t have time to review other similar recipes. You see this Raichlen recipe is the only one I have found since then that cooked the peppers directly. In a newer recipe even Raichlen did them directly. Between the smaller than normal peppers I had to buy which hung down closer to the grill & direct grilling, these peppers got quite charred on the bottoms. As mentioned part of it was due to closer distance & part due to flareups. I’d gone back to the kitchen to prep my grilled corn on the cob & when I went out after 20 minutes the poppers were already done instead of having 5 to 10 minutes to go. I let them cool off while I grilled the corn. Fortunately you can’t really overcook roasted peppers & since these were jalapenos you couldn’t t really tell the difference between the charred bottoms & less charred tops. Next time I plan to go indirect which should solve the flareups problem. Most importantly everyone who tried these loved them.