It’s creamy, it has shrimp, it has cheese and it’s on a jalapeno, oooo it’s spicyyy and oh wait, it’s baked too…

My obsession with jalapeno has started not so long ago, it’s only been an year now. When there is a hint of jalapeno in my dishes I will devour it happily, of course with few glasses of ice cold water. My favorite pizza topping is jalapeno. My favorite burger is the one loaded with pickled jalapeno. My favorite Thai food is garnished with jalapenos. My favorite bread is jalapeno cornbread. By now it must be crystal clear to you that I am a genuine jalapeno lover :) This doesn’t mean that I will ever dare to eat jalapeno as it is, I am not in for such challenges. I would rather hide :P

I’ve had stuffed jalapenos in many Mexican restaurants, since then I’ve been wanting to make this in my kitchen. Finally, I did make it. I bought a few pounds of jalapeno during my last grocery shopping. I wanted to make a different stuffing for the jalapenos. That day I had shrimp in my freezer. So, I made a stuffing with shrimp, cream cheese and parmesan cheese.

Be careful while seeding the jalapenos, if you want you could have the hand gloves on. Avoid the screaming part by accidentally rubbing your eyes with your jalapeno hands. If this happens for some reason, wash your eyes with cold water several times and if this doesn’t seem to work “Call 911″ immediately (just kidding).

I loved the bite of the shrimp from it, the creaminess and the mild spiciness from the jalapeno. While baking this, your house will smell as if you have jalapeno candles lighted on. Your eyes will have a slight burning sensation, but when you have a bite of this baked stuffed jalapeno you’ll forget about everything and your taste buds will melt into this.

Creamy Shrimp Stuffed Jalapeno

Ingredients:

  • Jalapeno, halved and seeded, large- 7 no’s

  • Shrimp, deveined, cooked frozen, minced- 6 no’s
  • Cream cheese- 5 tbsp
  • Parmesan cheese- 3 tbsp
  • Ground pepper- 1/4 tsp
  • Dried Parsley- 1 tsp

Instruction:

  • Preheat the oven to 425 F.
  • Rinse the jalapenos, pat dry and cut them into halves vertically.

  • If you want you could wear a hand glove while removing the seeds from the jalapenos and keep aside.
  • Mince the deveined, cooked shrimp and keep aside.

  • In a large bowl, combine the shrimp, cream cheese, parmesan cheese, ground pepper and dried parsley.

  • Place 1 tsp of this stuffing on to each jalapeno.

  • Bake the stuffed jalapenos for 25 minutes or until the top of the stuffing starts to turn golden.

  • Let cool down for few minutes and serve immediately to kick off your smashing party.

Tips:

For Vegans: You could substitute shrimp with other veggies like green pepper or potatoes.

 

 

Creamy Shrimp Stuffed Jalapeno
 
Ingredients
  • Jalapeno, halved and seeded, large- 7 no’s
  • Shrimp, deveined, cooked frozen, minced- 6 no’s
  • Cream cheese- 5 tbsp
  • Parmesan cheese- 3 tbsp
  • Ground pepper- ¼ tsp
  • Dried Parsley- 1 tsp
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F.
  2. Rinse the jalapenos, pat dry and cut them into halves vertically.
  3. If you want you could wear a hand glove while removing the seeds from the jalapenos and keep aside.
  4. Mince the deveined, cooked shrimp and keep aside.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the shrimp, cream cheese, parmesan cheese, ground pepper and dried parsley.
  6. Place 1 tsp of this stuffing on to each jalapeno.
  7. Bake the stuffed jalapenos for 25 minutes or until the top of the stuffing starts to turn golden.
  8. Let cool down for few minutes and serve immediately to kick off your smashing party.
Notes
For Vegans: You could substitute shrimp with other veggies like green pepper or potatoes.