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Scallop-Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers

Scallop-Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers

Jalapeño poppers are always a crowd pleaser. For heat lovers, these already top the appetizer list, but can they get even better? We think so; Add scallops and Casa M Spice Co®, of course. Obviously the scallops here are optional, but add a great variation to the typical popper and will turn heads. We got the idea from a recipe we stumbled across for scallop-stuffed (no cream cheese) bacon-wrapped habaneros and adapted it to traditional poppers and were quite pleased with the results.

These poppers are great for parties since all the prep can be completed ahead of time. Meaning all you need to do is throw them on the grill and watch for the bacon to be cooked. Removing the seeds and ribs from the jalapeños removes most of the heat from the peppers; if you like it spicier, leave some of the seeds and ribs in. If you omit the scallops, you'll need more cream cheese.

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— Mike Hernandez

ingredients

FOR THE POPPERS
  • 12 jalapeños, stemmed, halved lengthwise, seeded
  • 1 package cream cheese, room temperature to soften
  • 24 pieces bacon
  • 1 pound diver scallops, diced (optional, but highly recommended)
  • 2 teaspoons Casa M Spice Co® Uncontrolled Chain Reaction®
  • Casa M Spice Co® Whole Hog®

FEATURED QUOTE

These poppers are great for parties, you can prepare them ahead of time, making them quick to throw on the grill, and with a flavor-packed twist on an already beloved dish, you’ll have them lining up to ask what your secret is.

- Mike Hernandez

LET’S GET COOKING

  • 1.

    In a mixing bowl, add the scallops, cream cheese, and Uncontrolled Chain Reaction® and mix thoroughly.

  • 2.

    Spoon the cream cheese mixture into each jalapeño-half and flatten to the top of the jalapeño.

  • 3.

    Wrap each jalapeño-half with bacon. If you like a bit more pepper in your popper, cut the strips of bacon in half and wrap them around the middle. Bacon lovers, go for full coverage with a whole strip.

  • 4.

    Dredge the wrapped poppers with Casa M Spice Co® Whole Hog®.

  • 5.

    Grill over indirect heat until cooked through and bacon is cooked. If you like crispy bacon, move to direct heat a few minutes before you pull them off to serve.

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