I don’t like my food blazing hot. In fact, I don’t really like my food to be spicy at all. I like to be able to taste the flavors of the ingredients rather than worry about how much my mouth is on fire. So, I don’t eat jalapeno peppers. I often leave them out of recipes that call for them. To me, adding too much heat sometimes complicates the flavors of the dish.
Brad, on the other hand, likes his food really spicy. I’m talking, five out of five chili peppers on the scale of hotness at our favorite Thai restaurant. I wonder how anyone can actually eat something so spicy without sweating profusely and running out of the restaurant gasping for air. For him, jalapenos are nothing so he often adds them to burgers, chili, tacos, and anything else that sounds good. Since at least one of us eats jalapenos on a regular basis, we planted two jalapeno plants in our summer garden. This past weekend, I picked about a dozen jalapenos and made these grilled stuffed jalapenos.
After making these grilled jalapenos, I decided to be adventurous and try just one, with a tall glass of water on the side. I always eat the food that I make, and I don’t like to blog about something unless I’ve actually tried it myself. Some of you are probably like Brad, and think that eating raw jalapenos is no big deal, but I really dislike spicy foods.
Maybe it was because I scraped out all the seeds and white flesh, or maybe it is because the other ingredients mask some of the spice, but these grilled stuffed jalapenos were not very spicy at all. In fact, they were actually pretty delicious and perfect for serving as an appetizer or light meal.
If you want them to be spicy, I would suggest leaving some of the white flesh or seeds.