Good morning folks. I hope everyone is having a good day!
After getting the latest news letter I had to try Jeff's newest twist on the ABT. They were a big hit and were simply awesome!
If you don't get the news letter, here is the ingredients.
Jalapeno peppers as many as you want
8oz. Cream cheese
1 cup Shredded Cheddar
Oh, and Bacon about one pound.
6 peppers cut in half and cleaned out. Most know I don't like real spicy food. According to Jeff you can soak peppers in Sprite and take the spice out of them. So, I thought I'd give it a try. I soaked them for about 1 1/2hrs.
Cream cheese and shredded cheddar. Jeff said you could put 3-5TBS of his rub in this mix. I didn't go that much. I put about a TBS in mine.
Shrimp thawed and cut in half so they will fit in the peppers
Shrimp into the peppers.
Best way to stuff these things is get your hands in there and make a mess.
I opted to use store bought bacon for this project. I bought the cheapest thinnest bacon I could find. Cut in half and tucked around the bottom.
I smoked these for about 3 hrs at 225. I was also smoking wings at the same time. We had a great evening with close friends and family.
Finished product! These were totally awesome! The soaking in Sprite did the trick with the peppers. Just a hint of spice but not enough to be overwhelming. Next time I'll do more. I could make a meal of these!