Friday, July 30, 2010

Shrimp and White Cheddar Stuffed Jalapeños

Happy daze are here again people!  The Chef's mom got out of jail the hospital (for some reason I typed jail and it made me laugh so hard I just kept it and crossed it out.  To be clear that woman hasn't even driven by a jail never mind been in one), today's mail contained an amazing pair of earrings I won in Daschies & Design's Eileen O'Neill giveaway, and Friday is upon us.  Yeeeeehoooooooo!!

What are your plans for the weekend?  I fully intend to take approximately 7000 naps, fold the laundry (yaaaaawwwwwwning already), get maximum outsideness when not napping or folding, OD on Dateline, Primetime, 20/20, and 48 hours tomorrow night, maybe see a movie and, of course, eat as many Stuffed Jalapeños as the Chef grills up.  He made them last weekend as an appetizer (along with those Bacon Wrapped Dates mmmmore please) and they were just incredible.  If you don't like spicy peppers you can either grill them a little longer to reduce the spice or purchase alternate peppers.  All the information will be contained within this post.  I have to say they are the perfect compliment to any barbecue plans you may have.  They're not overly filling and are a pleasant addition to any plate.

Here is the recipe and how-to...please enjoy!

Shrimp and White Cheddar Stuffed Jalapeños
Ingredients
6          jalapeños halved and scooped
4T       cream cheese softened
6T       white cheddar grated
1/2C   shrimp cooked and cut 1/4 inch dice
2ea     scallion sliced
salt & pepper to taste
paprika sprinkle for garnish

First gather your jalapeños, lightly rinse them, halve and scoop out their seeds.  The idea is you want to have nice clean little empty canoes that will be filled with the shrimp mixture.

 *note the less than clean edge of my counter containing raspberry stain.  mortified.

Once halved and cleaned, set the peppers aside and gather the ingredients to make the filling.  Chop, dice, slice, and grate accordingly until you have this:

sans the shells that snuck into this picture

Transfer your chopped ingredients to a bowl and mix with the cream cheese and  half of the white cheddar until you have a mixture with approximately this consistency.  Be sure to reserve half of the white cheddar (3T) to top the stuffed jalapeños.


Next gather your jalapeños, lay them out and begin filling with the mixture.

 Take the reserved white cheddar and gently pack it on top of 
each pepper in order to hold the mixture in during grilling.
This process is called "crusting".  Thanks Chef!
Repeat the fill and crust process for each pepper until complete.

Place on a medium heat grill and cook until cheese is melted (7-10 min). The longer the pepper is cooked the more its natural spice will decrease.

 To finish sprinkle with paprika. 
The sun went down and we were eating by candlelight!   

*Note:  When picking out the peppers select the straightest ones; they are easier to fill and will hold the mixture best. You can also use banana peppers or red jalapenos for less scoville units(That's Chef talk for less spicy peppers - he's so technical sometimes.  Love it!)

Enjoy your weekend everyone!!  Let us know if you try the peppers and how they turn out.  We love getting your feedback.

88 comments:

Lady Grey said...

YUMMMMM! These look outrageously good!
Have a fabulous weekend, darling!
oxo

jemina said...

LOOKS so YUMMY!!!!!!!!!! wonderful recipe!!! xoxo

Café Bellini said...

Oh my goodness this looks so yummy! And haha got out of jail...!!! hahahaha anyway, have a great weekend!

Katie said...

Those look SO delicious!

Dress up scientist said...

Hi there, thanks for stopping by! These look delicious but I can't quite take the heat of jalapenos. Maybe I'll try with just peppers.

OneCraftyFox said...

YUMM!! Hope all is OK with Chef's mom and that she had a good lawyer... I mean... doctor :)

Happy weekend!

Krystal said...

so i'm going to come move near to you so that you guys can cook for me! i'll just sit at the counter and drink and watch :) k? K!

MerciBlahBlah said...

YESSSSSSSS - a new recipe to try! Can't wait, dahlink. My compliments to the chef, and may you nap like the wiiiiinnnnnd.....

Merci and MWAH!
Shansies

KatiePerk said...

I am so happy she is out of the hospital! That is the best news. And this recipe looks AMAZING. And I will be making this aSaP!

Cara said...

wow I have never seen anything like those! I might have to try that recipe!
Happy weekend!
<3 Cara

style'n said...

how can you go wrong with a combination of hot peppers and shrimp? looks absolutely delicious. Have a super weekend,
naina

Helena from BrooklynBlonde said...

some how you manage to do it again - make my mouth water! I love anything that is HOT, so this is TOTALLY up my alley!

Jess said...

So my mouth is watering for a stuffed pepper!
You're one lucky little girl! Those look scrumptious!!

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

Holy freakin' moly!! I love stuffed peppers! My two best friends and I would go to this little hole in the wall when we were in college JUST for the 'hot poppers!' I will be making these for sure, yummy!!

You just made my day, Carrie :)

xoxo

Jessica said...

Yummm! These look sooo delicious!

Nikki said...

omg yumm!!! Carrie this looks delish!!!!
So happy Chef's mom is home! great news!

Have a great weekend!

xx
Nikki

Debby said...

I had the best laugh over the jail bit! I am glad she is out of the hospital. O.k., so I am wondering if you and the chef would adopt me? I could live in that cute little neighborhood you featured yesterday and I can visit when you guys are cooking or I need wardrobe help! xo

Anna Jane said...

i love jalapenos and i looove shrimp. i think I need to try those sometime soon! have a great weekend, carrie!

-annajane

Lynzy said...

Wow! These look SO amazing, are they extremely spicy though??

xo Lynzy
http://fromskirtstoskillets.blogspot.com

Niki said...

Great recipe!

TOPCOAT said...

Yum, great recipe!

xx

Daniela said...

looks SO GOOD!!!! I'm like excited after reading this - I'm definitely going to try it! So easy too.. Chef should make a guest appearance every Friday lol

and I love how he says scoville units. aaha made me laugh out loud. Never even heard of this before.

Nicole said...

Oh my goodness. The stuffed jalapenos look so yummy!

Rachel said...

These look so good! And it really doesn't help that I'm hungry right now! :P

Hope you have a great weekend!

yoli said...

it look delicious!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Seriously, you post the most amazing recipes - I've never heard of this either! Why oh why must I be allergic to shrimp? :(

Melissa said...

Oooh, what a cool combination!

Stacey said...

I love jalapeños and shrimp. I will have to try this. Yummy, yummy!

Marie Z. said...

Mmmmm, looks good! I've never heard of these before!

Ok I thought I was the only one who would rather stay home and watch Dateline, 20/20, etc. than go out but I'm not!

Ms. Emily Ann said...

I LOVE jalapenos! That looks soooo delicious, and quite easy, which is always a plus for me! Sounds like a great weekend, I am hoping to get lots of naps in as well :)

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

These look INCREDIBLE!!!! I'm totally going to try them =) Seriously, I can't wait!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Yum! I like spicey jalapenos and this recipe looks perfectly delicious to me. Wishing you a wonderful weekend! xo

Valerie said...

So happy to hear the chef's mom got out of the hospital! I had a good laugh about your jail comment. HAHA! These peppers are making my mouth water, Carrie. I hope you have a great weekend!

xo
Valerie

Kelly Leigh said...

Yummm!! These (minus the shrimp) are making my mouth water. I can't wait to go to America on monday and eat spicey food again!! English food is so bland. Maybe I will get some peppers while I'm there and make my own version of this.

Also - you're a bb addict too!! Yesssss! I am almost sad about going to the states because I'm going to miss the final. hahaha

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

These look so good and I LOVE making fussy appetizers- They always impress- as I am sure these do.
I will make em- I saw some great peppers at the Farmers Market- Will need to wait until next week to get them but I am sure they are in season for a few more weeks-
(I wish there was a way we could attach photos into the blog comments when someone wants to share a dish they made)-

It's funny that you mentioned winning a giveaway AND folding laundry- I have taken a vow to NOT fold ANYMORE laundry until I WIN a giveaway-
I was inspired by this post from THE CLAW:

http://leclaw.blogspot.com/2010/07/i-dont-believe-weve-met.html

My poor family- (actually I think they could all care less)-

Umm I think you mentioned something about BACON and Dates... I'm off to there.

vickileestyle said...

these look delicious! especially since i love shrimp and cheese <3

Leah said...

OMG these look amazing! I must try these!!!

Luvs!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

My gosh that looks delicious! I have a great shrimp & grits recipe too - a lowcountry classic!

Kiki said...

Now, this looks like the stuff to have and my weekend - sleeping, working, and working!!

XOXO
Kiki

Clara said...

hmmm looks delicious!

Josie said...

I'm trying to squeeze in as much as I can this weekend, because I have a day off! Can't believe I already have to think about shopping for things for college again.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

The Frat Pack + Me said...

MOUTHWATERING!!!!!

Ann said...

These look delicious! Too bad I can't handle spicy food though :(

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

richelle jean said...

oh so yummy! i gotta try this!

Silver Strands said...

Hi Carrie ... Those look AMAZING! It's not too late to make a crane for my mom ... Thank you so much for wanting to do it! We have about 300 so far and are hoping to get to 1,000. Send to
Connie Call
2612 ashwood lane
Bedford TX 76021
Lots of thanks and love to you!
Denalee

Couture Carrie said...

Delish post, darling!
Sounds like a fab weekend!

xoxox,
CC

Blanchine. said...

Wow it sounds so good! I love spicy food I totally should try it!
Really nice blog and...I love your description :)

http://subconchicness.blogspot.com

BusyB said...

so ya YUM! that looks so good! normally I do cream cheese grated cheese and wrapped in bacon... (bad i know!) BUT WOW going to have to do the shimp THANKS! nice to swtich it up! Looks like you got a busy weekend....oh yes I will be joinin in on the laundry....

HOpE you HAVE A WONderful WEEKEND!! CHEERS!!!!


*love that u wanted a fur coat at 8 (something i can see her asking at xmas)

Zabrinah said...

This is a passion of yours and it shows! You have tremendous talent/skills!

:)


Best wishes,

~Zabrinah

Hehehe. I laughed really hard at jail in the first paragraph.

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

Just stumbled on your blog! I'm not a huge pepper person, so it really is a huge compliment when I say OH MY GOSH I REALLY WANT TO EAT THOSE. They seriously look so DELICIOUS. I do not lie when I say that my stomach is LITERALLY GRUMBLING. (Though that may have something to do with the fact that it's 7PM and I have yet to eat dinner...)

Have an awesome weekend! 70000 naps sounds highly appealing!

Check out mine?
QUIRKYEXPLOSION.blogspot.com

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

Congrats on the earrings!!!

And YUM. I am definitely going to try these this weekend! I love finding delicious recipes like this, that I can actually make down here! Pretty sure there is frozen shrimp at the market still :) We can't get cheddar cheese here, but I will substitute with something almost as yummy. Just got a bunch of cream cheese to make cheesecake, yay!!!

I have so much cooking to do!

Have a lovely weekend!
xoxox

Marcie said...

WOW! Those look amazing! I will let you know how they turn out (I will have Jimmy make them to be safe :)) I love that you watch 20/20 etc.- aren't they the best!!

Have a great weekend, Carrie!
Marcie

Jess said...

Oh my gosh, my husband would LOVE these... Thanks for the recipe!

I missed reading your blog postings for the past week - glad I'm back!!
And yes, I hit up Nordies today. Longchamp purse - check!

xo

Jessica said...

Oh my goodness. This is definitely on the menu for this weekend.

Mystery Bruises said...

yummmmmm!!!
this looks amazing! thanks for sharing, il be maing this for sure
great blog, keep it up
xx
www.mysterybruises.blogspot.com

Tamara Nicole said...

Mmmm those look and sound sabsoltely delish! Mmmm and I even have jalepeno peppers in my garden, sweet! :-)

Hope you have a lovely weekend dear, thanks for the sweet blog comments (keep em coming lol)

Jammer said...

I will also be taking 7000 naps and I fully expect it to be AWESOME.

Oh and about jail..er..um.. I mean the hospital...I totally called it that too whenever I was breaking my dad out last month! haha I even got lost looking for him, so I had to ask 2 security guards for directions and when they asked what I was there for I said, "oh I'm just breaking out of this joint." I don't think they realized I was kidding...sorta

Have some good REM!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

It's a long weekend so I hope I get one day of doing absolutely nothing! Hope your weekend is great.

Claire Kiefer said...

Oh man, I don't even EAT shrimp (or meat/fish/anything along these lines) and those look delicious. Jalapeno poppers are def one of my weaknesses, though they don't seem to be nearly as popular out here in California as they are in Georgia. Which is probably a good thing for me!

Sandra said...

Oh, thank you :)

Jaime [SWHHW] said...

They're on the menu for next weekend for sure - they look delicous!

Claire Kiefer said...

Carrie: I <3 you!

However, I don't know how I feel about preventing you from eating a pint of ice cream at 1 am. I did it last Saturday night (Ben & Jerry's Coffee Heath Bar Crunch, to be precise), and it felt sooooooooo good.

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, man, this is some of my favorite stuff! I will eat a pepper popper in a heartbeat, this looks even better! Delish! That's so funny, my husband was trained as a chef, as well, and he constantly uses these technical phrases that I have no idea what they are! XO!

Abby said...

I don't like spicy, but this looks perfectly delectable!

Kerri said...

lots of naps! that sounds good! and the 20/20 and dateline! i love those murder mysteries they often have on there!

if you do make it to a movie, i recently saw a great one to recommend: the kids are alright.

have fun!

thetragicallychic said...

looks super yummy!

Jen said...

These are great!! And so creative! But sweetie, how do your pics turn out so good?? I tried to do a little kitchen post the other day but scrapped it because the pictures I took were terrible! Anyways, keep doing these recipe posts... I love 'em!!

Diana said...

yummmmmm! i love poppers but this is a really cool alternative :} enjoy your weekend!!!

http://dressedupallligators.blogspot.com/

Sunshine and Summertime said...

Thanks for the fab recipes! That looks delicious. And thanks again for letting me gank your ceviche recipe. I've had lots of complements on it :) Happy Saturday - take a nap!

ivy's closet said...

GO YOU with the give away! YUM! You really know how to spice things up on the weekend.

La Société de Mode | The Fashion Society said...

HAHAHHAHA, I OD on 48 hours and 20/20 like it's nobody's business. 48 hours mystery usually leaves me Extremely paranoid though and I can't sleep at night =\ but its so interesting I can't help myself!

xoxo
TheFashSociety.com

DT ~ RDH said...

I am SO gonna get down on these! how did u know stuffed peppers were my fave?! thanks for the recipe!!!!!

Reina said...

well, since i am not exactaly an avid cooker, but was reading your profile, and it said you were gluten free. So is my mom!!!!!!!!!!
its becoming more and more of a recognized thing. Like five years ago, it toataly wasnt. Like NO ONE knew what it was (and a lot of people still dont today) but now, there are restaurants with gluten free noodles, gluten free bakeries and many people who are now finding that they are gluten free.

oh, and i also read that you're a cat lover! LOVE cats! ANd actually so does my mom, hence we have four. And they're all a HOOT! Like the older two brother & sister are both on antidepressents, its a long story, and the younger two three year old brother & sister are happy as can be. i think my mother's on the way to being the crazy cat lady ;D

I loved reading your little captions under the pictures! they're very funny

PursuitOfLLT said...

my oh my. just added all these ingredients to my list for the grocery store. cannot wait for them. love stuffed peppers. have a major weak spot for jalapeno poppers!

thank god for this post, carrie!! haha

Corey said...

yep still thinking about making this even though I loathe the shrimp...maybe I should replace the shrimp with bacon, bacon makes everything better

CC said...

Gosh, that looks so yummy! Must try it out sometime. Which stands for "Must get my mom to make that for me sometime." ;)
Xx

PS - You won the CSN Gft Certificate Giveaway on my blog! *yay* I've e-mailed you the details.

The Zhush said...

Wow! Looks and sounds like heaven! Wish I could taste this!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Ah, this looks positively delicious, dear;-)
I ouhgt to try my hand at this next week.
Happy weekend!!

Tayebug said...

I definitely have to try this recipe. It looks soooo good. My mouth is watering. I just found your blog through Bella Gets Real and I am now a follower. I hope you'll visit me and follow too.

http://livinghappyhealthy365.blogspot.com

Style, She Wrote said...

That looks delish! I wish I wasn't allergic to seafood.

Raez said...

omg, this looks insanely delish. cant wait to try it out.

xx raez

ivy's closet said...

oh, wow, looks great!

MarchMusings said...

The colours look so good. Laughed about the jail/hospital joke.

MarchMusings said...

Me again. Re: the show 'What Not to Wear' we do get it here. I need to go back and see some episodes again so I'll remember when I shop next

Ashley said...

whoa whoa whoa...those looks INSANELY GOOD!! Seriously thinking about replicating this dish ;-)

xx
MILK TEETHS

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Mmm I love jalepenos! This looks wonderful! So glad to hear the Chef's mom is out of the hospital. That is great! I hope you had a very relaxing weekend!

NARDIVILE said...

Yum! i will be making these :)
Rx

Join the Gossip said...

O-M-G these look amazing! I am printing the recipe now!!

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