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Culinary Uses for Pickled Jalapeno

Eat_Nopal | Oct 30, 200609:17 PM     29

The Pickled Jalapeno... in its most common form is inexpensive, readily available & widely used. But what are your most Chowish uses for this versatile ingredient?

In my humble opinion, it reaches its Zenith in Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya's pre-teen snack creation... Nachos. The original recipe, based on freshly fried tortilla chips, drenched in a Chihuahuan Mennonite Cheese based Sauce (think Munster); & mounds of pickled Jalapenos, Carrots & Onions is simply perfect. Sharp contrasts between salty chips, oozy bubbling cheese sauce, & cold firm veggies with strong Mexican oregano & garlic undertones.

Nachos are great... but what other interesting uses have you found for Pickled Jalapenos?

> I add a few slices to my Caesar Salads... the tangy vinegar sharpens the flavors, the greeness of the chile & the heat add aditional, complimentary dimensions.

> They also go great on Sesame Seed Bagels, with Cream Cheese & even Smoked Salmon.

What are yours?

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