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Monday, January 4, 2010

Emeril's Baked Jalapeño Poppers



The body screams for warmth and spice more than ever during this season.And nothing says heat like the Chili peppers.The extreme hot chili pepper aren't regular in my diet,albeit the moderately hot Jalapeño are just right for my spice tolerance.Removing the seeds and white membranes ,were most of the heat resides ,can reduce the heat.The cheese stuffing can further subside the heat.If that wasn't enough ,I even serve myself with some Greek yogurt on side to cool off any excess heat.



Recipe :Baked Jalapeño Poppers with Low fat Basil Cream cheese stuffing adapted from Emeril's Recipe.
Ingredients
For Stuffing
12 fresh jalapeno peppers, Slit lengthwise, seeds and membranes removed
4 ounces Low fat Organic cream cheese, softened(Vegan substitute :medium firm tofu)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne, or less, to taste
1 tablespoon fresh herbs,finely chopped(I used basil)
For Coating
1 large Organic egg(Vegan substitute : 1 teaspoon Ener-G® Egg Replacer mixed with 2 tablespoon of water)
2 tablespoon water
1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder
1/2 teaspoon each of dried thyme and oregano

Method
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet and set aside.

In a bowl, cream together the cream cheese, herbs, cumin, and cayenne.

In a small bowl, beat together the eggs and water. In a shallow dish, combine the bread crumbs with cumin,pepper powder,paprika ,thyme and oregano. In a third dish, combine the flour and salt.
Spread 1 teaspoon of the cheese mixture into the middle of each jalapeno half. One at a time, dredge in the flour, dip into the egg mixture, then dredge in the bread crumbs, pressing to coat. If necessary, repeat the process. Place the coated peppers, cut side up, on the prepared baking sheet.Bake until the crust is golden, about 25-30 minutes.Serve with some fat free Organic Greek Yogurt.



These are off to Sunday snacks : Cheese event ,hosted by Superchef@MirchMasala.

28 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That must taste wonderful!

Cheers,

Rosa

Chef Jeena said...

This must taste fabulous! A plate of these would not last very long in our kitchen thats for sure!

Happy New Year!

Shri said...

That looks great!

Simona said...

I'm also on the moderate side.The poppers look tempting.

Fresh Local and Best said...

This is a great appetizer. Good idea to bake them!

Priya said...

Mouthwatering baked peppers, looks incredible..

Ivy said...

The poppers sound wonderful and great presentation as well. Happy New Year.

Sarah Naveen said...

Wow!!! That sounds great and looks Amazing..

sowmya.s said...

absolute delightful snack..the cheese peeking out is just so tempting...

Lori said...

Oooh! Thanks so much for sharing! These sound so great. They just might be the perfect addition to the game food menu around here for the Super Bowl.

5 Star Foodie said...

Yum! I must make these poppers very soon, they look terrific!

Anncoo said...

Looks fabulous and delicious!

Azita said...

Stunning and delicious baked peppers. Happy New Year!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

superb! Absolutely mouthwatering!

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

Yasmeen.....this looks super crispy..and as usual superb clicks.... :)

Oraphan said...

Oh Yum! That looks so spicy and yummy! What an amazing presentation! Way to go, Yasmeen!

sra said...

I don't know if I'll make this but it's nice to know alternatives exist - I love jalapeno poppers.

Astra Libris said...

WOW, baked Jalepeno poppers!! SO awesome! I can't wait to fix these - I'm so excited to learn about a healthful Jalepeno poppers recipe! Thank you so much!

SE(Denufood) said...

baked poppers...wonderful with the yogurt on the side!

PJ said...

wow, they jalapeno poppers look great! baked is an additional advantage!

shahana said...

i tried this jalapeno popper recipe n it came out well.
Thanks for sharing this

Arlette said...

this is wonderful...
what is the level of heat in these peppers??? bought plenty to make jalapeno jellies, and did have the time yet...
the photos makes me hungry... like to try but afraid from the heat

Resh said...

oh my oh my! that looks superb!

Indhu said...

mouth watering... I am literally smacking my lips and I am at work
:(

s said...

wow..looks wonderful..and am sure it tastes that way too...

Happy cook said...

I want to have thsoe pepers they looks so delicously spicy and ohhhhhhhhhhh should i go on :-)
Happy Newyear.

FoodLovers said...

yasmeen it might have tasted real good yaar

Rajani said...

fantastic!! love chillies in any form :)

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