Jalapenos. Always a bountiful harvest. But what to do with all of them? Certainly you can use them as a garnishment, a condiment, a torture device, etc. Personally we enjoy the time honored tradition of Texas Rockets. Tonight I was feeling adventurous, so I decided to jam the suckers full of all kinds of things. Here's what I did. (Above) Slice them open and remove seeds/membranes. Leave a few if you're feeling particularly brave.
Stuff them full of stuff. Here I have some diced candied jalapenos...
...and cream cheese. Cream cheese + jalapenos is pretty much always a winner.
I took some breakfast sausage and microwaved it for 20-30 seconds. It doesn't have to be completely done, as it will continue cooking in the jalapeno. You just want to get the pink off of it. I mixed in some cheddar cheese and stirred it up.
Before and after. We usually do them on the grill, but I was being lazy tonight. These were in the toaster oven at 450 for about 15 minutes. Flip 'em once.
Here's some of the ideas we tried.
NC Rocket- Stuffed with NC bbq and wrapped in bacon
Carnivore Rocket- Stuffed with sausage and cheese, wrapped in bacon
Rocket & Lox- Stuffed with cream cheese and smoked salmon or stuffed with cream cheese and wrapped in salmon (we tried two ways and enjoyed both, though I think I liked the wrapped one better)
Death Rocket- Stuffed with cream cheese and candied jalapenos, wrapped in bacon
Queso Rocket- Stuffed with cream cheese and cheddar, wrapped in bacon
Traditional- Stuffed with cream cheese, chicken, salt, pepper, and wrapped in bacon
Lazy Rocket- Just the cream cheese and bacon. I didn't have any chicken. Lazy.
Well, we really enjoyed all of them. Hubs loved the lox, death rocket, and NC rocket especially. Make a bunch though, we went through them with a quickness.
Also, please share if you have a different recipe you go by! I'd love to hear them.