It's football season--and that means tailgating and game day backyard parties! Here's one of my favorite appetizer recipes that'll kick up the flavor and excitement a bit!
Crab & Cream Cheese Stuffed Jalepeno Peppers
This is one of my favorite appetizers. The high heat of the grill helps to tame the heat of the peppers. You can substitute
Ingredients: approx 2 lbs of jalepenos or
Preparation: cut off tops of the peppers, and cut a slit down one side, remove the seeds and pith inside the pepper. CAUTION! Use gloves in the process of preparing the peppers! Soften the cream cheese. Open the can of crab meat and break into small chunks or pieces. Next, mix this in thoroughly with the cream cheese. Add one teaspoon of the cream cheese/crab mixture to each pepper.
Do not overfill the peppers--because the cream cheese will melt and run out of the peppers!
OPTION: cut a piece of bacon into thirds and wrap a strip around each pepper, securing with one or two toothpicks.
Cooking: Grill over high heat until the outside of the peppers just begin to darken. Remove, allow to cool slightly and serve