Simone’s crunchy jalapeño panko poppers – a mmm… recipe

Jalapeño poppers

 

Crunchy jalapeño panko poppers
Serves 3
Every summer we stock UK-grown fresh chillies and as soon as they arrive our thoughts turn to one thing – jalapeño poppers!
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Prep Time
50 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
50 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. Makes 12 poppers
  2. 6 fresh jalapeño chillies – ideally large, plump ones
  3. 170g of a good strong cheddar - grated
  4. 3 tbs of cream cheese
  5. Plain flour
  6. One egg – beaten
  7. A cup of breadcrumbs (we used our Japanese Panko as it is extra crunchy).
Instructions
  1. Cut the top off each chilli and use a thin bladed knife to remove the core and any seeds.
  2. Cut each chilli in half down the length of the chilli to make a shell.
  3. Take the cheddar and cream cheese and mix together in a bowl using a fork
  4. Optional – you can spice up the mix a little by adding a dusting of paprika or black pepper. But we prefer to keep it totally cheesy!
  5. Use a teaspoon to spoon the mixture into each shell and press down with a (clean) finger. It’s messy but fun!
  6. Cover the chillies with cling film and pop in the fridge for at least 30 minutes
  7. When you are ready to cook the chillies remove from the fridge.
  8. Roll each of the chilli shells in plain flour, then the beaten egg and finally in the breadcrumbs to cover them.
  9. Put on a baking tray into a pre-heated (180°C/356°F) oven for 20 minutes or until the cheese starts to ‘escape’.
Notes
  1. These bite size delights are named after the ‘pop’ of warm melted cheese you get when you bite into them.
  2. You don’t have to just use jalapeños – our serenades, pardons and other chillies work just as well.
  3. We even had a customer last year making ‘chocolate habanero’ poppers – spicy!
  4. Serve with a chilled pilsner (we love Wylam Brewery’s Bohemia) and a spicy chilli jam (we love the tingly kick of Mr Vikkis Cumbrian-made chilli jam).
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The jalapeños and Panko breadcrumbs for these jalapeño poppers are available from mmm…
The eggs came from the Grainger Market.

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The Chilli Jam Man’s chilli jams have developed a real following amongst our customers at mmm… since we first put them on our spicy shelves.

The Chilli Jam Man spent years developing chilli jam recipes to tantalise and sate the taste buds as he just couldn’t find exactly what he wanted.

His chilli jams are all about making the best flavour coupled with just the right level of heat for your taste buds.

All of his chilli jams are lovingly hand crafted in Yorkshire after years of experimenting to get the taste and texture ‘just right’.

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In 2010 this jam won the Fiery Foods National Chilli Award for ‘The Best Chilli Jam/Sweet Chilli Sauce’.

In 2011 he went one better and it won ‘The Best Extract Free Naga Sauce’.

Garlic chilli jam (heat rating 6 out of 10) – for the garlic lovers out there, this jam has lashings of lovely garlic.

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Ginger chilli jam (heat rating 7 out of 10) – 0ne for the vampires! No garlic, just gorgeous ginger.

This is lovely with fish or chicken with some spring onion, just think of chinese chilli ginger and spring onion dishes and you’re there!

The Chilli Jam Man loves it on melon for a sweet cool to hot sharp contrast.

Hot Chocolate Orange chilli jam (heat rating 7 out of 10) –  a twist from the norm.

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Hot Smoky Bhut chilli jam (heat rating 9.1 out of 10) – this was so popular when the Chilli Jam Man did an experimental batch that it had to become a main flavour.

Take the lovely deep flavours of Smoky and add the rumbling potent heat of Bhut Jolokia and you end up with something divine!

Original chilli jam (heat rating 6.5 out of 10) – the original jam that started it all.

Chilli, garlic and ginger, a mainstay of most South-East Asian cuisine.

A must for every kitchen. just the right heat level if you just like a bit of chilli to use as everything from a sauce or pickle through to a marinade and base for your curries and stir fries.

Smoky chilli jam (heat rating 6.5 out of 10) – barbeque in a jar, made with chipotle (smoked jalapenos) and lovely hand smoked garlic, which is all smoked and peeled at Chilli Jam HQ.

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imageThree Peaks chilli jam (heat rating 9.9 out of 10) – inspired by Yorkshire’s Three Peaks, experience a sharp climb of Birds Eyes, a steady climb of Habaneros and finally capped off with a long steady rise of Bhut Jolokia chillies.

Vegetarian Bhut Jolokia Chilli Jam (heat rating 9.1 out of 10) – just like the national Award-winning Bhut Jolokia Chilli Jam, but without the Thai Fish Sauce.

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Yorkshire Dragon chilli jam (heat rating 9.9 out of 10) – by far the fiercest jam in the standard black lid range and the Jam the Chilli Jam Man makes ‘The Podfather’ from.

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Lime Tickle (heat rating 5 out of 10) – hot and sour heaven.

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Thanks to The Chilli Jam Man for the information and images on this page.

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Mr Vikki’s and the ‘ChilliMafia’ at mmm…

Mr Vikki’s is one of mmm…’s longest standing suppliers and never ceases to amaze and surprise us with his spicy, hot and tasty products.

We are proud to stock more Mr Vikki’s products than any other shop in the country – and long may it continue.

All recipes are unique and made by Adam (Mr Vikki’s) Marks.

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We get regular deliveries of Mr Vikki’s at mmm… and the range is always popular so please do check ahead if you are after a specific product.

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Mr Vikkis at mmmMr Vikki’s chilli jam – our best seller! Great to use instead of a ketchup or relish, in sandwiches, in a stir fry or as a marinade, the list goes on!

Mr Vikki’s XXX hot chilli jam – this is a tribute to the multi-award winning Chilli Jam but for those who like it hotter!

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Mr Vikki’s mango chutney – mango chutney with a hint of fresh chillies and fresh garlic. Goes with anything you fancy, including cheese sandwiches.

Mr Vikki’s tomato and nigella chutney – this is used on everything – colder hot food, cheese meats, fish and more. Sweet and sour tomato flavour with distinctive Nigella (onion seed) taste and is lightly spiced.

Mr Vikki’s carrot pickle – crispy carrots, spices and warming spices great with sandwiches, cheese, or as a side for all savoury foods and with poppadoms on the pickle tray.

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Mr Vikki’s Harry’s roast chipotle BBQ sauce – lip smackin’ bone sucking, tongue tingling greatness!

Made to make you smile from ear to ear just the same as the sauce will be on your face when you devour those baby back ribs smothered in Harry’s Roast Chipotle BBQ Sauce.

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Smoother chicken and bacon with melted cheese and you will never need to leave the house again!

Mr Vikki’s hot coriander sauce – an amazing sweet chilli sauce, perfect for dipping into, drizzling over salads or using as a sweet chilli marinade!

Mr Vikki’s ‘Hot Stuff’ Scotch bonnet and mango sauce – Mr Vikki’s original chilli sauce made with 50% Scotch Bonnet chillies and fresh mango for a luxury fragrant hot chilli sauce.

Mr Vikki’s Max’s urban ketchup – a spicy tomato ketchup with an interesting spice blend and just a little kick of chillies.

Mr Vikki’s Thai sweet chilli habanero sauce – made for those who love Mr Vikki’s flavours but like something a little less hot. This mild Thai sauce delivers on both counts!

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Mustards

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Mr Vikki’s piri piri mustard – a wholegrain mustard with Birdseye chillies. Great with cold meats, grills and sandwiches!

 Mr Vikki’s Guy Fawkes Mustard – a super hot English mustard with a hint of lemon to give you a really amazing flavour to compliment any cold meat.

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The ‘ChilliMafia’

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No 3 The Jamaican – a hot Jamaican pepper sauce with fragrant jerk spices. Use like a chilli sauce or as a marinade for meat, fish or vegetables and grill for an authentic jerk-style flavour.

No 4 Bangkok Sriracha – a rich Thai-style sauce. Use like ketchup or as a rub for roasts and barbeques. Can also be added to soups and stews or used as a stir fry sauce.

Nasty Naga Nuts 2 – roasted salted large cashew nuts with super hot naga, sea salt, spices and extra virgin rapeseed oil.

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Thanks to Mr Vikki’s for the information on this page.