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Discussion in 'ABT's' started by bangstick, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. bangstick

    bangstick Smoke Blower

    I apologize if this has been covered on here before but I have to ask. Is it ever ok to use pickled jalapenos when making ABTs or do they always have to be fresh?

    I ask because one of my favorite appetizers is smoked gouda and bacon pimento chees stuffed pickled jalapenos but I'm also a big fan of ABTs.

    Is it doable or should I stick with the fresh peppers for smoking ABTs?

    Thanks in advance and I'm sorry if this has already been covered.
  2. oddegan

    oddegan Smoking Fanatic

    I don't think there are hard and fast rules. This is cooking. You should make things to your own taste. It's about what YOU like. I say go for it. Just post pics!
  3. joedube70

    joedube70 Meat Mopper

    Do what you and your guest want! That is really the only people who matter. :)
  4. bangstick

    bangstick Smoke Blower

    I was curious as to how well the pickled jalapenos would hold up to smoking/cooking versus the fresh jalapenos.

    Aint but one way to find out, I reckon.
  5. oldsmokerdude

    oldsmokerdude Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Go for it. Take lots of pix and let us know how it turns out!
  6. I wouldn't be surprised if the pickled peppers got really mushy but give it a shot and let us know.
  7. Steve H

    Steve H Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I'd be interested to know how this works too! I'm a fan of pickled jalapenos. Along with a bunch of other veggies that can be pickled.
  8. bangstick

    bangstick Smoke Blower

    I might try some this weekend. I'll report back with pics and details.
  9. Steve H

    Steve H Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I'll be waiting to hear your full report!
  10. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    To me, recipes are a general guideline. More of a "This is how I did it..."
    So trying variations is a good thing. If Pickled jalapenos is what you've got, give them a shot.
    At the worst you can say yuk, at the best you may find something you, and anybody else, likes a LOT.

    Except Lima Beans, and Rutabagas. Every time I have tried those they get a big X beside them....
    YMMV, and that's OK.
  11. myownidaho

    myownidaho Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Absolutely. I use jalapeños escabeche style all the time. They turn out fantastic and the pickling and flavorings add another level.