Pho - Vietnamese Soup

Pho - Vietnamese Soup
One of our favorite dishes - Pho

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Cheesy Bacon Jalapeño Poppers with Creamy Chipotle Cilantro Sauce

The poppers were rich, creamy and wonderfully spicy.  The chipotle cilantro sauce was a nice compliment of flavors with the cheese and jalapeño.  The poppers would work well for tailgating.  You could grill them up before leaving and then wrap them up in foil.

12 jalapeño peppers
8 oz shredded pepper jack cheese
2 TBSP fresh cilantro, chopped
12 bacon slices
12 skewers (soaked in water for at least 30 minutes if wood, so they won't catch fire)

Cut off the top of the jalapeños and scoop out the ribs and seeds, leaving the pepper intact.  Combine cheese and cilantro; mix well.  Stuff each pepper with cheese mixture, return the cap.  Skewer each jalapeño with the tip barely protruding through the top.  Wrap a slice of bacon around each pepper.  Grill on medium/high heat until bacon is crispy and golden brown in color.  

Creamy Chipotle Cilantro Sauce:

1 1/2 cups sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons chipotle in adobo sauce
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon salt

Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and pulse well to combine. Remove and place in an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to use.

Yield: about 2 cups

The popper recipe is courtesy of Paula Deen and the chipotle cilantro sauce is courtesy of Emeril Lagasse.  

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