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Pimento and mini-me pimento

October 4, 2010
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Over the weekend I messed around with some peppers and turned some healthy raw garden harvest into moderately unhealthy hors d’oeuvres.

Odd discovery: As I was prepping the pimentos, I discovered two that contained embedded embryonic mini peppers.

One looked to be partially ripened –

And one was still quite green:

You can see the split in the bottom of the larger “host” pepper above; I could see the little green one through the hole. Odd.

The larger ones were prepped and consumed but I passed on the smaller ones – those scenes from the movie “Alien” leave me cautious 25+ years later.

So what were the unhealthy final products? Cream and cheddar cheese stuffed jalapenos were covered with a nice wrap of bacon. (My theory: when flying into unfamiliar culinary territory, bacon is a great copilot.)

The poblano and pimentos got the same cheese stuffing but with crumbled cooked bacon in the mix. These were roasted in a convention oven @ 450 for 10-12 minutes.

No “after” pictures as they didn’t last long enough- tasty.

As for the healthy vs unhealthy bacon debate, I found a proponent for the healthy argument. He talks a good game and seems confident, what do you think?

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Pitmaster permalink
    October 5, 2010 10:21 am

    I bet he won that argument.

  2. Clay permalink
    October 5, 2010 1:58 pm

    Everything is better with bacon!

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