Let’s spice up the lives of our dads this Father’s Day, and make it memorable with these cheese stuffed jalapeños wrapped in bacon!
Wearing gloves when handling this little boats of fire is a must.
Preparation time 20 minutes
Cooking time 20 minutes
8 jalapeño peppers halved lengthways, seeds removed
1/2 cup spreadable Cream cheese room temperature
1/3 cup grated cheddar cheese
Zest of 1/2 lime or lemon
Squeeze of lime or lemon juice
Tablespoon of chopped coriander ( cilantro )
1/4 tsp smoked paprika ( optional )
Salt and pepper to taste
250g or 3-4 long rashers of bacon rind removed, cut into 4-5 inch long strips.
16 wooden toothpicks
Preheat oven to 180C.
Prepare and line a baking tray.
In a bowl mix both cheeses, lime or lemon zest and juice, coriander, paprika, salt and pepper.
Stuff jalapeño halves with cheese mix and wrap with bacon strips, secure with a toothpick.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or till bacon is crispy and cheese has lightly browned.
These little babies are seriously delicious!