Jalapeno Cucarachas

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Spicy appetizers made from stuffed jalapeno or habanero peppers. Believe it or not, if cooked thoroughly, and if you remove the seeds, a person can even eat a whole habanero fixed this way. You might hop around a bit, but you'll survive, and the capsaicin rush is incredible!

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
7 mins
Total Time:
17 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 appetizers

Ingredients

  • 12 small jalapeno or habanero peppers

  • 6 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, cubed

  • 1 cup thinly sliced hard salami

  • wooden toothpicks

Directions

  1. Slice off the stem ends of the jalapeno peppers, and carefully remove the seeds and white fibers with a small knife. Fill the pepper with cheese. Take one piece of salami, and cover the open end of the pepper with it. Fold it around, and secure with three toothpicks in a row (like the legs of an insect). The salami should keep the cheese from leaking out when grilling.

  2. Preheat on outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil the grate.

  3. Place the peppers legs side up on the hot grill. Turn occasionally after a minute or two as the meat begins to crisp up, and the skin on the peppers is starting to blister. When it is evenly browned the toothpicks will have turned black like six little legs sticking out - hence the name cucarachas. Allow the peppers to cool slightly, then remove toothpicks and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

105 Calories
8g Fat
1g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 105
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 327mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 108mg 8%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 89mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.