Monday, September 15, 2014

J is for Jalapena peppper

ABC Wednesday
September 17th, 2014
The letter is J - for Jalapena pepper

For the last dozen years the town of Keremeos has held 
Canada's only Sizzle Pepper Fest, - in September
when the peppers are hottest,
and the Jalapena is a great favourite.

This year's event takes place next Saturday.
It is free to the public and families enjoy a great day of fun, music and lots of food.

The day starts with a pancake breakfast, with musical entertainment,
and the music continues all during the day with various local
bands playing hot music.

Vendors offer pulled pork, Jamaican patties, fish and chips, burgers, enchiladas, tamales and other Mexican flavours, and an amateur chili cook-off starts serving at 11 a.m.

There is a hot sauce contest with celebrity judges with some of wine country's top chefs
as well as local sauciers entering their sauces.

But the main feature of the day is the Sear Factor Hot Pepper Eating Contest.

Behold - a video of last year's winning contestant!


For those not interested in eating the Jalapeno in its raw state
here is a very nice Cheddar and Jalapeno Biscuit Recipe.

Preheat your oven to 425F and in a large bowl whisk together one and one third cups of flour, one quarter cup of polenta or corn meal, three tablespoons of sugar, a half teaspoon
of salt, a pinch of cayenne pepper and two teaspoons of baking powder.

Stir in one and a quarter cups of grated cheddar cheese and two tablespoons of diced
fresh jalapenos (more or less to taste)

Make a well in the center of the mixture and pour 
three quarters of a cup plus two tablespoons of heavy cream.

With a light hand gently bring the ingredients together just until everything is wet enough so that the dough will be sticky and clumpy.  (Maybe you will have to add a few more drops of cream)

Turn the dough out on to a lightly flour surface, knead a few times,form it 
into a disc about three quarters of an inch thick, and cut round biscuit shapes out of the disk.

Brush the biscuits with a bit of cream and top them with a sprinkle of cheese.

Bake for eleven or twelve minutes until the cheese is nicely melted and the biscuits are golden!!!


For more interesting Js visit here at ABC Wednesday, with
thanks to Roger and Denise and Jolly helpers.....


Reader Wil said...

Hot Pepper Eating Contest! That is a new kind of contest! Beautiful!
Have a great weel, Hildred!
Wil, ABCW team.

Reader Wil said...
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carol l mckenna said...

What a fun post ~ and great event ~ for ABC W ~

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Ann said...

I leave the raw Jalapena peppers to my hubby--I only like them in guacamole.

mrsnesbitt said...

My eyes are watering at the very thought! Some great recipe ideas there!
Denise ABC Team

Roger Owen Green said...

You can never go wrong with dancing vegetables.


Susan Moore said...

The biscuits look delicious - I could eat the jalapeno biscuits but not a whole jalapeno - no thank you! I prefer chipotle, Anaheim, or hatch chili peppers to jalapenos.

fredamans said...

I grow jalapenos. Love them that much!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Oooh, if I lived nearby, I would go to the festival. Bet it will be a hot time. Your recipe sounds delicious, thank you.
Take 25 to Hollister

Louisette said...

Terrible this hot pepper , have a nice sunday,Greeting from Belgium.

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Mons in Belgium My city