2014 A to Z Blogging Challenge - J is for (Cheesy) Jalapeños wrapped in pancetta or with crispy breadcrumbs

Friday, April 11, 2014
This should spice up the wedding breakfast!
Cheesey jalapeno peppers wrapped in pancetta & topped with breadcrumbs
Originally we were going to do these as a canape for a wedding this coming June. But the wedding couple instead decided on serving them as a side dish for the main course. Why not! This will spice up the lamb & chicken dishes they chose. I am a new fan of jalapenos after making these jalapeno poppers for a Mexican theme menu last year. 

Cheesy jalapeno peppers

Cream cheese or quark
Red onion diced
Lime juice
Coriander (cilantro in US)
Ground cumin
Jalapeno peppers

Slice the jalapeno peppers in half lengthways and remove the seeds. Mix all the other ingredients together and stuff inside the peppers.
You can roll them in pancetta, or for vegetarians top them with  mix of breadcrumbs, herbs & grated parmesan. Both versions can be baked in the oven for c. 15 - 20 minutes @ 180 oC till peppers are soft and either pancetta is crisp (for pancetta version) or breadcrumb mix is crisped up and brown for the other version.

Related posts:
Jalapeno poppers for a Mexican theme menu


Rhonda Albom said...

My husband would love these, although not for breakfast.
Visiting from AtoZ

James said...

@ Rhonda - that's wedding breakfast as in wedding meal/ luncheon. Although they would make for a good chefs breakfast! :)