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things to do wih sweet jalapeno peppers

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cody27, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. ok so i was given a sweet jalapeno plant a while back and it is currently producing some decent sized peppers [up to 2" long] and they are alright eating by them selves as they are not to hot more of just a bit of a kick but i was wondering what you guys have done with sweet jalapeno peppers as far as cooking or sauces and such go, so lets here some ideas
  2. ballagh

    ballagh Smoking Fanatic

    I love peppers.

    Cut them up and put them in a fatty

    Cut them up and put them in a hamburger

    Cut them in half and load them with cheese and wrap in bacon

    Smoke them and dry them out and pulverize for a rub

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  3. hannibal

    hannibal Smoke Blower

    Great idea! [​IMG]
  4. Hmmmmm if i recall i have a dehydrator around here somewhere and i just found an old expresso grinder which would shred them up real nicely for a rub
  5. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    what is a "sweet" jalapeno? i have never heard of it
  6. looks like a jalapeno, bit fatter and dark green and is kind of sweet with a bit of a mild kick

    i had never heard of em either, they are kind of nice cause i like hot spicy stuff but in recent years ive had to cut back on the spicy stuff because of some health issues
  7. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    wonder what the heat would do to them as far as growing..........got a pic?
  8. no pics but i can snap one tomorrow and i dont think they will grow after being picked the dehydrator will just dry them out but its been the hottest summers in decades in my area and i think thats why they have grown so good this year at least more so than jalapeno plants that ive had in the past, this summer has been brutally hot as far as this corner of the world goes
  9. Grind them up, place in a zip lock bag, flatten out to about ½” then freeze,  during the winter when you need some just break off what you want and put the rest back in the freezer      [​IMG]
  10. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    There are many different things you can do with those peppers. I would first make some Abt's there really good and this way you can really let the filling shine. I would also recommand maybe using them to spice things like a fattie, meatloaf, or heck a good salad with some japs. Now that would be a good use for them in fact I think I know what I'm doing for lunch now. I have a jap plant on the railing myself.[​IMG]
  11. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    cody.........a lot of timesthe hotter the climate the plant will stress nd become hotter. i mentioned that cuz of where i live.........i just wonder if it will grow here.
  12. dale5351

    dale5351 Smoking Fanatic

    Here is something we had at an Indian restaurant buffet that was good and different. 

    It was jalapenos that had been stuffed with a potato curry -- similar to what is put into dosas sometimes.  I could supply a recipe for the potato stuffing that we like, or you could probably find one that appealed to you in any Indian cookbook or web page.

    A friend of ours really loved them in comparison to the usual cheese stuffed jalapenos.  He likes really hot foods and is lactose intolerant.

    Another thing I had in a Mexican restaurant in New Mexico was jalapenos that had been simmered in some sort of soy/sugar mixture.  I've tried to duplicate that without success.  It was unusual, quite good, but they were very hot jalapenos and I had to be careful to just eat the flesh and not the seeds.
  13. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like to smoke a variety of peppers, an onion or two, and some garlic. Chop the stem off the peppers, then give everything a whirl in the cuisinart. Makes a great coarse chili paste that I then can use on all kinds of stuff!
  14. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Could it possibly be a poblano pepper.? I've never heard of sweet jalapenos.
  15. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    that sounds good........i would be interested in your recipe if a don't mind.
  16. not sure the little name tag that is stuck in the dirt say sweet jalapenos so thats all im going by
  17. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  18. none of those really look like them but ive found some decent preserve recipes for em
  19. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    can you tak a pic of the tag or does it have a scientific name on it? you kinda got me curious now............
  20. dale5351

    dale5351 Smoking Fanatic

    Here is a recipe for a potato curry that we have used.  You can easily make variations to suit yourself (e.g. heat level).


    Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.05
          Title: DRY POTATO CURRY
     Categories: Menu, Vegetarian, Indian, Boat, D/g
          Yield: 4 servings
          1 lb Potato; Red skins
               Salt to taste
          2 tb Vegetable oil
          1 ts Mustard seeds
          1    Onion; finely sliced
          2    Garlic cloves
          1    (1 inch) piece gingerroot;
               - fresh grated
          1    Green chile; seeded, chopped
          1 ts Ground turmeric
        1/2 ts Red (cayenne) pepper
          1 ts Ground cumin
        1/4 c  Green pepper; strips
               - to garnish if desired
      Cut Potatoes into 3/4 inch chunks.
      Cook potatoes in boiling salted water 6 to 8 minutes, until just
      tender. Drain and set aside.  Heat oil in a large saucepan, add
      mustard seeds and onions.  Cook 5 minutes until onions are soft, but
      not brown.  Stir in garlic and gingerroot; cook 1 minute more.
      Add cooked potatoes, chile, turmeric, cayenne and cumin.  Stir well.
      Cover and cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until potatoes
      are very tender and coated with spices.  Serve hot, garnished with
      bell pepper strips.