Friday, February 13, 2009

Chili Night Appetizers: Jalapeno Poppers and Roquemole!

I"m super excited about my appetizers for chili night: Jalapeno Poppers and Roquamole! Its guacamole with blue cheese. Come on! Awesome right?

Jalapeno Poppers getting ready to be baked.

I was trying to find something to go along with the Poppers. I was afraid the poppers by themselves weren't enough and I wanted to add something which would make the vegetarians not feel excluded from the fattening decadence. I was asking my sister, who came up with Jalapeno Poppers recipe, for suggestions when she hit with this link.

Image by DC Digitial Photography

Bam. I was sold. Roquamole fits perfectly in with the theme, dressed up comfort food. The Blue cheese will be fancy and fattening with a musky flavor to compliment the smokey flavor of the bacon. (Or be an adequate substitute for the veggies).

My sister kneels at the alter of Nigella Lawson; a signed copy of Domestic Goddess is one of her prized possessions. I haven't made many of her recipes, but I can definitely appreciate her straightforward approach of using a few simple ingredients without a lot of pomp and frill.

Image by Dewet

I love blue cheese of any variety, Roquefort, Stilton, Gorgonzola, Maytag. Its got such a deep salty musky flavor and great color and texture, I think its going to add an interesting dimension to a standard dish.

I can hardly wait to roq out! Can you?


Realpolitik Mama said...

The Roquomole will go PERFECTLY with the poppers. I've made it for everything from football get togethers to New Years Day open houses and it is one of the first things to go. I so wish we could make it this weekend to partake but will have to live vicariously though your blog. :)

Aaron said...

Can I have one of the poppers before you put it in the oven please?

emily said...

I wanna roq with you....all night...we'll be poppin' and lockin' (and roqin') the night away.

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