Monday, October 15, 2012

Stuffed Jalapenos

 A TRIP TO HUNTER VALLEY, FOLLOWED BY A 

VERY "HOT" DINNER!

We are enjoying a good holiday at Sydney with my daughter's family. We are exploring more food and more eateries on our weekend picnics.  Last Saturday our son-in-law took us on a long drive to Hunter valley.

Hunter Valley - A scenic view
The wonderful scenic drive took us through misty hills, lush valleys and brimming rivers. Hunter valley is blanketed in green meadows where healthy cows and horses graze happily. Olive trees, vineyards, blue lakes and sky scraping trees abound the serene valley.

Cheese tasting section
We reached a place with restaurants where they serve food under a canopy of grape vines beside gurgling fountains.The wine centers and cheese centers offer samples for tasting along with bites of crackers. 



Dibs bought lots of goodies and here is what she prepared using the Harrigan's Irish cheddar cheese.
STUFFED JALAPENO PEPPERS
INGREDIENTS
Jalapenos - 6 
Hung curd (or Ricotta cheese) - 2 tbsps 
Grated Irish cheddar cheese - 4  tbsps 
Pepper powder - 1 pinch 
Salt - 1 pinch 
Cumin powder - 1 pinch 
Oil - 1 tsp 
TO PREPARE THE JALAPENO SHELL:


Jalapeno Peppers

1. Wash, wipe and cut the jalapenos lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.

De-seeded jalapenos
2. Grease the halved jalapeno shells using one spoon of oil and keep aside. 
TO PREPARE THE FILLING:
3. Mix the hung curd, grated cheese, pepper powder ( use crushed pepper if you like the spicy crunch), cumin powder,  and salt. 

Cheese stuffing mixture
TO  PREPARE THE STUFFED JALAPENOS:
4. Take a teaspoon of the prepared cheese mixture and press it  into every jalapeno shell.

Stuffed Jalapenos
5. Bake in a pre-heated oven until the jalapenos are cooked (200 degrees centigrade for about  25 minutes) and the cheese starts to form brown and crusty spots. 


 Enjoy the Stuffed Jalapenos straight from the oven!



Our Dinner: Very Hot Stuffed Jalapenos & a Cold Salad!

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