Saturday, February 1, 2014

Posh Super Bowl Poppers

Though Michael and I will never turn down a good old fashion dog in a bun with some ketchup, we want to elevate one of our fave finger food snacks. There are a few things in life that scream Super Bowl, nachos, chili, beer, hot dogs….and jalapeno poppers. To make the popper posh, we have stuffed the jalapeno with goat cheese and portabello mushrooms, and wrapped it in serrano ham. Maybe we can toss the beer aside and have some bubbly instead!!!

Happy Super Bowl!!!

Ingredients: makes 5

5 large jalapenos
1 oz goat cheese
1 large portabello mushroom
5 slices serrano ham
1 teaspoon olive oil

Start by preheating oven to 350 degrees. Prepare the jalapenos by cutting the stem off, and slicing one side pen all the way to the tip. Using a spoon scrape out all the seeds and everything inside. Set aside.

Pull stem off of mushroom, and using a spoon scrape the gills off the bottom, and then clean with water, then dice into small pieces. Heat the oil in a small sauté pan, and sweat the mushroom until they are cooked.

In a small mixing bowl, mix together goat cheese and mushroom. Stuff the jalapenos so that they are completely filled with the cheese/ mushroom mix. Don’t overstuff though, because it will seep out in the oven.

Next to wrap the jalapenos take one serrano slice, and pull in half. Take one piece of serrano and wrap it from end to end, then the other piece around the body. Secure with a tooth pick.

Place on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.

Tada!!! We hope your team wins!


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