This idea works with any hot peppers. Sometimes more than one jalapeno is overwhelming for folks, so store these away and they’ll be good for use in the next few months. It’s a nice idea to store them in a salt water brine rather than in pickled (with vinegar) form. The idea came from Cook’s Country magazine.
This is adapted from a recipe in Fine Cooking magazine.
The calendar says “fall.” The contents of our box say “fall.” But the temperatures? Summer still reigns.
This light fish entree works perfectly with these crazy hot temperatures and the peppers and tomatoes in today’s box. It’s a recipe that first came from Saveur magazine. Grill the fish instead of broiling it if you wish.
If you don’t want to cook fish, at least make the pico de gallo (first five ingredients) and use it for something yummy.
So you know a tortilla is more than a corn or flour wrapper for delicious fillings. It’s also an egg-and-potato omelet. If you’re looking for a few new ways to use up this year’s bounty of red potatoes, check out this recipe from Cook’s Illustrated. It’s got their trademark detailed instructions so you can’t go wrong.
Have you saved up enough jalapenos to try this recipe? Easy enough to cut it down to fit the number of jalapenos you do have. Thoroughly decadent. Thoroughly delicious and a great way to eat up a bunch of jalapenos. The original recipe was printed in Saveur magazine.
A recipe for when you want to do a little more with your corn than just eat it off the cob. Adapted from a recipe by chef Will Gault of Vince’s restaurant in Leland,Mississippi.
I had a conversation with Jennifer Halicki about what to do with those cute little jalapenos. My suggestion was to do a very simple pickle, just putting the jalapenos in a jar (with or without stems) and cover them with vinegar. Leave them for a week or forever, they’ll keep indefinitely as long as you keep topping up the vinegar. This was the old Southern standby for making hot pepper vinegar to season fall and winter greens like turnips, collards and mustard. And it works fine with jalapenos.
Then just the other day I opened an email from Import Food, a company on the west coast that imports primarily food from Thailand. They offered a little more complex version of this peppered vinegar idea. They were recommending the Thai chiles they sell, but it would be just as delicious with your jalapenos or leftover cayenne peppers.
In their words: “Spice up your food with this simple, homemade heat. The combination of sour vinegar with hot Thai chiles is a common condiment in Thailand (called “nam som”), but this goes along great with American food too–especially southern favorites like collard greens, fried chicken, green tomatoes, etc.”
This recipe from Lisa Lavery can be baked as a loaf or in a muffin tin. Your call.
This recipe from Christopher Rochelle is a little lengthy, but that’s because of his complete directions for making little fish and seasoning parcels for the grill. I love the idea of using those lovely organic corn husks and maybe you’re up for a little experimentation in the kitchen this week. Fresh corn husks are much better for grilling than the dried husks sold for tamale making. Use a firm white fish like halibut or cod.
And Shirley Yarbrough reminded me this week of two simple ways to preserve the peppers in your box. There’s nothing easier. These ideas work for the banana peppers and jalapenos. Not for the bell peppers.