Food & Drink

FOOD: Food Porn Friday, Jalapeño Edition

by Couch Sessions

FoodPorn_Jalapeno

This week’s line up is sure to make you sweat. In honor of having such an outstanding jalapeño harvest this year, I decided to highlight some fire engine hot recipes for this week’s Friday Food Porn edition. Did you know that the name “jalapeño” is derived from the provincial capital, Xalapa in the Eastern Mexican Veracruz state? Jalapeños have been cultivated there since ancient times; they were introduced to the rest of the world by Spanish explorers.

In addition to their interesting history, jalapeños carry some great health benefits such as a heart healthy alkaloid compound called capsaicin which gives them their spiciness. For those who can handle the spice, fresh jalapeños have been known to reduce bad cholesterol levels, carry anti-diabetic properties, and also serve as a rich source of vitamin-C. So get your spice on!

Skinny Baked Jalapeno Poppers by Skinny Taste

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese by closet cooking via put up your dukes (OMG, this was delicious)

Pickled Peppers with Diakon by Tastespotting

Bacon Wrapped Peanut Butter Jalapenos by all recipes

Jalapeno Popper Mac-N-Cheese by For the Love of Dessert

Garlic Jalapeno Chicken Sauté by Ancestral Chef

Jalapeno Ice Cream by Always Order Dessert

Jalapeno Double Chocolate Chip Cookies by Eva Bakes

Enjoy!


  • Up Early

    I made the pickled jalapeno peppers and the jalapeno poppers and they were both awesome.