Jalapeno Burger with Blue Cheese Sauce – My oh my!
Jalapeno is not the most viscous member of the chili pepper family and with a Scoville count of 2500 – 10 000 heat units, there are many varieties hotter than this.
Jalapen0 is the pod-like fruit of the Capsicum family and because it is so nice and big with just the right amount of heat, it is perfect for stuffing or pickling, but it is also a vital ingredient in salsas and relishes if you want to spice things up. Jalapeno are mostly consumed when green, but are already eaten when completely ripe and red. It is interesting to know that the heat is mostly in the membrane surrounding the seeds.
Speaking of spicing things up……. it is Valentine’s day and although I have made 2 delicious desserts, my better half will enjoy “man food”, especially if it has a subtle hint of spice and heat. He does not like “explode in your mouth” kind of heat, but with these Peppadew® Jalapeno Halves, you get a little sweet-sour zing from the pickling liquid, but also the subtle heat from the chopped jalapeno halves.
Jalapeno Burgers with Blue Cheese Sauce
500 g sirloin mince
1 large onion – finely chopped
5 Peppadew® Jalapeno Halves – finely chopped
salt and pepper
Mix all the ingredients for the burgers and shape into 4 even-sized patties. Heat a griddle pan and grill the patties to your liking.
For the Blue Cheese Sauce
250 ml cream
100 g Fairview Blue Tower
Pour the cream into a small pot and crumble the cheese in it. Bring to the boil and allow the cream to cook and reduce to a ticker consistency. Serve on burgers.
Valentine’s Day Desserts
Tomorrow morning just after the 9 o’clock news, I will be sharing this easy recipe with you! Get ready to be amazed! I will also in weeks to come take you into the kitchens of other bloggers, chefs and interesting South Africans this year. So buckle up, it is going to be an awesome ride. Tune in 100-104FM or listen online here!