You had me at “fire-roasted.” I’m a sucker for all things smokey and on the far side of toasted. Now, as a mother, my consumption of on the edge and overly toasted items has increased dramatically. I’m the go-to when my children want to unload crusts and browned bits. Coupled with a mama brain and the innate ability of my children to bug me at the most inopportune moments and there are lots of culinary oops, and as a human vacuum cleaner I eat them up. My role as a mother has made me a bit of expert when it comes to charred bits so I can safely say that Fire-Roasted Jalapenos are mighty fine.
A bit of char can elevate and transform the humble jalapeno. Simply broil the peppers or stick them directly onto a gas burner. Wait until they’re blackened on one side, turn them with metal tongs, blacken them some more, and then stick them in a bag to steam. Fire-roasting peppers are one of the easiest and fastest ways to peel the skins. Let them steam for ten minutes or so and you can peel the papery skin right off. Most of the char comes off with the skin but little bits will remain. The end result: flavor bombs.
Fire-Roasted Jalapenos are the perfect addition to pulled chicken, pork, or beef sandwiches. Use them to top your tacos, stuff your enchiladas, and liven up your burrito bowls. Add them in with your eggs or top your pasta. Sexy up your pizza or elevate your vegetables. Fire-Roasted Jalapenos are a cheap, affordable, and easy way to add a bit of homemade flair to your food.
I fire-roast colored peppers, poblanos, green chiles, Chinese long peppers, really any pepper I can get my hands on. And when I make homemade enchiladas I fire-roast the whole shebang: peppers, onions, garlic, and tomatillos. Unlike charred meat, charred vegetables don’t produce heterocyclic amines, chemicals linked to cancer.
Fire-Roasted Jalapenos add flavor and character to a dish. These babies are not culinary oops, more like culinary wows, but don’t take the word of the human vacuum over here. Try them. Spice up your life. But don’t forget to open a window.